A Guide Dog for the Non-blind

Coastline near Knysna Heads

My guide, giving a recital.

Hidden Fishermen’s Path Through Steep Forest to Beach


Sweep of horizon, from shelter of bushes emerge,

Ground levels out, sight will wake to the power of sea

No map will show where it funnels to push with a surge,

Spinning in vortex up beach where path ceases to be.


As the title reveals, Wordle 316 has brought to my mind the secret paths on the Knysna Heads coastline where those in the know — or with a highly intelligent dog to lead them, as in my case  — could find their way down the heavily wooded slopes to rugged beaches with their  spectacular rock formations and crashing waves.

© September 2016 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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7 Responses to A Guide Dog for the Non-blind

  1. Love the singing dog – is it also a seeing-eye dog, or simly a map-reading dog ???

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  2. Dis jou mooiste Wordle ooit!


  3. oldegg says:

    When younger I always enjoyed exploring difficult to access beaches and walking on them alone, Yes, it was dangerous as the tide could cut you off but I always managed to escape alive!

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  4. newsferret says:

    That is what we need in Cape Town guide dogs for the seeing non seeing drivers!!


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