A Thought for Today
As animals should not be caged so love
cannot be legalized or legislated. It must be able to run free.
I would like
to see one of my favorite poems printed. It's the one about the woman in
England who died and left in her will for her animals to be destroyed. The
fate Rod wished for the man who carried out her wishes sounds fair to me.
I can't find the book this poem is in because although I have all of Rod's
books I'm here in Ca. helping with 4 grandchildren and sometimes I forget
where the kitchen is.
in Ohio so many people tie dogs to boxes, winter and summer, and that's
their life. Since a full grown dog has an I.Q. of a 6 yr. old child can
you even imagine the despair they feel? Not to mention the capacity they
have for giving and receiving love. I kind of wish the same fate for their
humans. Maybe a month of this would teach them compassion.
speaking out for our friends who share our planet and can't defend
themselves against people who should know better.
Love your web
The poem you refer to is "Joy
To The World", Dolores, and it appears in the book "Lonesome Cities". As I
write Tyra, the four- footed love of my life, is sitting on my lap and we
both agree wholeheartedly with the sentiments expressed above and in the
One of the low points in my
life occurred a few years ago while tuned in to one of our local talk
radio stations. The presenter, obviously trying very hard to be
controversial in order to attract a larger audience, stated quite boldly
that in her opinion dogs were put on this earth to be kicked!
You can imagine the
controversy this created and I like to think this particular presenter
lost a lot of listeners as a result. May she and Peter Hall-Patch get
their just rewards!
Thanks for a great
contribution, Dolores, and for reminding us to keep looking out for those
who give such unconditional love.
Next Wednesday, in response to
my column of last week, Rod drops by to tell
us about his unusual typist and how the San Sebastian Strings came to be
so named. Don't miss it!
If you have a favorite McKuen
song or poem you'd like to share, drop me a line at
firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll make sure your
contribution appears right here one Wednesday.
- Ken & Tyra,
Johannesburg, May 30
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