On Poetry ~~ Wet Puppy Dog
Wet Puppy Dog
Have you ever smelled a wet puppy dog?
I can't remember when but long ago
For sure I wasn't an adult grownup
My dog had gotten wet, she smelled so good
Dry dogs don't smell that way, never ever
Some, get them wet, doggy smell of long past
Every now and then my nose gets a whiff,
Still that sweet smell with no puppy in sight
Metaphor it's become for me. Smells good
I might equate with that wet puppy dog
Be it a person or an animal
I'll think, "Gee, you smell good, wet puppy dog"
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I'm linked with Stacie Eirich at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,
Stacie had a good discussion of Metaphors' role in writing. She also has referenced several books she considers good on the topic. I will check our library for these and a few others. One would probably be god for me as I've not had any formal courses in poetry writing, only a general English Composition course in college. Click on the link above.
One source did say that Metaphors can be private or in common use. I am sure that the "wet puppy dog" way of smelling is not in common use. Stacie did wish for us to use a commonly used metaphor but I felt I needed to share my wet puppy dog tale. Some say I'm strange.
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Note: [Google] noun: metaphor; plural noun: metaphors