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Poetry by Robert Stone: Who is keeping whom? - a sonnet

Who is keeping whom?

a sonnet by Robert Stone
My friends had asked me, can you stay with her
while we are visiting our former home?
For more than one whole day the rations were
untouched but gone at last in unseen roam.

The outdoors called and into yard we went.
The fence seemed good enough to keep us in
but she was called to follow scent to scent
and I eternal watch did there begin.

How many walks we took along the road.
How many times we rested side by side.
How long to hesitate while hurry slowed.
How far to wander letting her decide.

But on her final walk she was alone
and I in tears recalled past pleasures known.

- Robert Stone, 24 January 2010
My tribute to Prancer, a little rat terrier who owned a couple of my friends- Robert H. Stone

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Prancer: The inspiration for Who is keeping whom?

2010-01-24 - Valley Ranch, Irving, TX - Photo by B. Bowden. The sonnet by Robert H. Stone, Who is keeping whom? was inspired by Prancer, the little terrier who, the poet says, " . . . owned a couple of my friends." Photo ca 1993-1994, when Prancer was about one year old.
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