… I absolutely believe,
when my yard dog barks at night,
and I can hear the dog at the next farm also bark,
that the next dog's bark is answered by one farther up the line,
and so on until
the bark travels all around the world.
That is why, after relaxing into the quiet of the night,
my rest is again disturbed by my dog barking.
The bark has come all the way around,
as has the night.
- Raymond & Lorna Coppinger
Paintings (from top):
Dawn After the Wreck c. 1841 (detail with dog)
Dawn After the Wreck (full size)
Mortlake Terrace c. 1827 (detail with dogs)
Mortlake Terrace (full size)