Note from dog
I’m Ruby! I’m the star of this month’s Companionship story, Ruby, My Dear, along with my two humans, Lucian Truscott IV and Tracy Harris.

Tishani Doshi sitting on the beach in India with her dog.

Photo by Carlo Pizzati.

Celebrated poet, dancer, novelist, and lover of dogs Tishani Doshi shares her verse.

Last night

I heard a dog

in the valley

puncturing the hills

with a sound

from a long

time ago.

It was the sound

of a man and woman

falling out of love,

the sound of a century

caught in the dark.

A deep-throated howl

made under stars,

made against death,

insisting there are drums

underground,

cymbals in the clouds,

a music that goes on and on

because someone

somewhere

is listening.

“Dog in the Valley” from Everything Begins Elsewhere, copyright 2013 by Tishani Doshi, used by permission of Copper Canyon Press, www.coppercanyonpress.org.

Image of the cover of Tishani Doshi's latest collection of poetry.

Tishani Doshi’s latest collection of poetry.

You can purchase Tishani Doshi’s latest collection of poetry, A God at the Door, here.

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