Sunday, July 26, 2015


                    Walking with dogs, I learn another way
                    Of picking out a path as we proceed,
                    Not as I do or somewhere I can say,
                    But rather simply letting noses lead:

                    It’s nosegation that maps out our course,
                    Not following fixed routes but vagrant scents
                    And tracing them to their elusive source,
                    A canny kind of canine recompense.