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Sympathy by Briton Riviere

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Sympathy by Briton Riviere

The little girl sat alone on the step Thinking of what she had said and done Sad and alone, she needed a friend Gladly there appeared just the one A cold nose and a friendly lick Her dog snuggled up without question As always he needed no explanations There with the greatest of canine affection
Inspired by his 1878 picture- Sympathy go to

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  1. Date: 7/19/2013 9:13:00 PM
    Beautifully captured,Barbara! Congratulations on a wonderful win! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Ahh!! The simplicity of the lines describe the mood of the picture so well..Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 8:32:00 AM
    it is wonderful Barbara. congratulations... Luv*** LINDA

  1. Date: 7/19/2013 12:54:00 AM
    LOVE IT> I chose one with dogs in it too!! Congrats to you, dear.

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 9:59:00 PM
    Barbara, this is nice.... congrats... luv ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Congrats Barbara on your winning poetry it's a beautiful read xxx

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 5:54:00 PM
    Beautiful contrast between the loneliness in verse one to the companionship in verse two. Very cozy ending.

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:44:00 PM
    I love this one (painting as well as poem) is so true to life. When I'm in a "mood" I'll sit on the porch......and my pooch seems to know I need a "kiss" explanation needed !! They sense when we need a little TLC. :)