œPercy Wakes Me.
œPercy Wakes Me Project description Analyze the poem and discuss it with the class after giving a brief biography of the poet. Option 1: poem which is deceptively simple but extremely profound and asks the reader to analyze relationships not only between a human and a dog, but between all beings. It is by Mary Oliver and is called œPercy Wakes Me. Extra points if you can discover why she called her dog Percy. œPercy Wakes Me Percy wakes me and I am not ready. He has slept all night under the covers. Now he’s eager for action: a walk, then breakfast. So I hasten up. He is sitting on the kitchen counter Where he is not supposed to be. How wonderful you are, I say. How clever, if you Needed me, to wake me. He thought he would hear a lecture and deeply His eyes begin to shine. He tumbles and squeals; he has done something That he needed And now he hears that it is okay. I scratch his ears, I turn him over And rub his belly. He is Wild with the okayness of it. Then we walk, then He has breakfast, and he is happy. This is a poem about Percy.