Asta Encounters the Divine in Big Laurel Creek

By Gene Hyde, September 2019, Updated June 2021
Photograph by Gene Hyde

Photograph by Gene Hyde

Sun soaked and sparkling,
Asta somehow knows, sipping
Deep the light-filled creek,

Shimmering, shining,
So numinous below. The
Ripples softly speak

Of this bright altar
Of this holy flow, of this
Old dog’s raptured glow. 

Article first appeared in The Bark, Issue 98: Summer 2019