œPercy Wakes Me

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.

œPercy Wakes Me

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