Lucy is a poem written by Maureen Clifford inspired by a photo of my beloved girl that I posted on the internet. In Maureen’s words,

This photo drew me to it like a magnet – I can’t explain why. It was more than just because I am a dog person – the photo had a power, a presence which spoke to me of rivers, and wide open country acres, spinifex grass and mulga. It continued to draw me to it until I wrote a poem for Lucy to give to Tim. Unbeknown to me, Tim recorded my poem. He has a wonderful voice and there is so much emotion in his reading that it brought me to tears, and I wrote the darn thing! With the assistance of Chris ‘Savvy’ Savill they then set Lucy to music – with wonderful background effects – and best of all in the distance you can hear the real Lucy barking – she sounds pretty happy. The piano is played by Connie Scivoletto, an original piece.

I love this poem so much and can’t thank Maureen enough for the joy it brings me every time I listen.

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These photographs of Lucy were taken at Menindee Lakes, Western NSW. Of an evening we’d go down to the shoreline to take in the stunning sunsets over the lake. While I watched the sun go down, she’d watch the fish jump up! Couldn’t take her eyes off them. Funnier thing was, any evening I didn’t go down, she’d take herself. She pretty quickly got to know that the sun going down was the cue for when the fish would jump. She was fascinated by them – as you can see.

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One Response to “Lucy – spoken”

  1. Rhubee Neale

    I met Lucy when I met Tim at EORA TAFE, Lucy has such a beautiful Soul. R.I.P beautiful Lucy. What a beautiful Tribute Tim.


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