The Obvious Will Never Lose Its Power to Persuade

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A dog lying in the sun
looks very wise.
Of course that is only the sun
making her narrow her eyes.

No, it is not the appearance of wisdom
that makes a dog wise:
it’s the fact that she lies
in the sun.

 

Image: Mad Dogs and Englishmen; Marsaxlokk, Malta, by Flickr user John Haslam, published under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) license.

One for National Poetry Writing Month, where the prompt of the day is to write an encomium to a pet.

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