Saturday, December 8, 2007

In Memoriam Ddoriam


Ddori (또리)
October 14, 1992 - December 09, 2005

Two years ago tomorrow, our beloved yorkie shuffled off this mortal coil. My thoughts written on that sad day can be read in here ─ Farewell... In Ddori's honor, this Epitaph to a Dog by Lord Byron, my alterations in italics:

Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains
of one
Who possessed Beauty
Without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man
Without his Vices.
This Praise, which would be unmeaning flattery
If inscribed over Human Ashes,
Is but a just tribute to the Memory of
"Ddori," a Dog
Who was born at Ulsan,
October, 1992,
And died at Pohang
Dec. 09, 2005.

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