Let it be known that we “let the dogs out” on Saturday night at the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center, during our Animal Instincts Poetry Open Mic. At the heart of the night’s poetry writing prompt, poets were invited to share a tribute to their favorite pet or a story about a memorable animal experience. From trivia about animal titles, songs or team mascots audience members were captivated with art, stories and poems about our favorite pet companions.
Indisputably, “Dogs” received the most votes for the “Best Pet Representation,” during the evening. Our poets shared delightful and heartwarming stories about their favorite pets. Norman Bartee read a poem about his best doggie friend Cinnamon, and shared pictures of his beloved pet. Dwight Roth read a poem, “Tiger Cat” about the curious adventures of his pet cat named Tiger. Catherine Ross shared a short story chronicling the adoption process, from the view of her dog Dawson. Lillie and Isabella Fish presented their artwork based on the evening’s poetry prompt, while they each shared a poem about their dog Merry.
Jennifer Knicks and her son Allan performed a couple of songs depicting unconditional love, and stories about their beloved dog Snoopy. Christian George shared his poem The Lost that was inspired by the novel, All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque, a German veteran of World War I. Other stories were shared by audience members about their darling pets like different types of fish and a ferret. As the evening wound down to a gentle roar, Susan Didier and Kym Gordon Moore gave everyone the poetry writing prompt for next month in celebration of the poetry group’s 2nd Year Anniversary, at the Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center. Stay tuned for the announcement coming soon!