Tuesday, January 8, 2008


If dogs run free, then why not we
Across the swooping plain?
My ears hear a symphony
Of two mules, trains and rain.
The best is always yet to come,
That's what they explain to me.
Just do your thing, you'll be king,
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, why not me
Across the swamp of time?
My mind weaves a symphony
And tapestry of rhyme.
Oh, winds which rush my tale to thee
So it may flow and be,
To each his own, it's all unknown,
If dogs run free.

If dogs run free, then what must be,
Must be, and that is all.
True love can make a blade of grass
Stand up straight and tall.
In harmony with the cosmic sea,
True love needs no company,
It can cure the soul, it can make it whole,
If dogs run free.

Copyright © 1970 Big Sky Music

My sister emailed me some photos of Koko, her female Catahoula Hound / Black Lab. Yesterday I tried drawing Koko using the Appleworks "Painting" program. Today I drew on paper with a 6B pencil. Koko has beautiful and complex black, white and grey markings. She is more kind than my drawings are able to show. I don't remember what I listened to while drawing yesterday, but today I listened to a 20-minute CD of contemplative music, loaned to me yesterday, which I played twice while drawing. As I listened and drew, my mind became more quiet than usual.

1 comment:

The Dream said...

Great artwork of KoKo!
I always have music going when I am creating - what type depends upon my mood, of course.
Cool lyrics - I'm copying it!