Pleasure flooding your upturned muzzle
You are absorbed in letting go
Which I do admire
But see, the thing is, I’m practicing
Yet inspiration has struck you
As you continue your opera buffa
Chords from your ancestral forepaws
Intercepting amorphous classical tones
Tap tapped by my bow, you watch my stern face closely
Your thoughts jumbled between here and the eternal
Thwarted in song
Tail bowing, you rise
To search for your black swan of wolf packs.
⇒ Listen to Sam, the Tibetan Terrier who inspired "Divo," sing along as Christine Thomas Tsen plays her cello.