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9 A. M., THE GRITTY OUTSKIRTS, by LAURIE HENRY    Poem Source                
First Line: The great dane prowls his third-floor pied a terre
Last Line: To his bald head like that and opened his mouth to howl
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A BELATED MEMORIAL, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Forty years of varied weather
Last Line: He bounds to me.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A DOG AFTER LOVE, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After you left me
Last Line: Bring me one of your stockings between its teeth
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A DOG NAMED EGO, THE SNOWFLAKES AS KISSES, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


A DOG SLEEPING ON MY FEET, by JAMES DICKEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Being in his resting place
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A DOG WAS CRYING TONIGHT IN WICKLOW ALSO, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When human beings found out about death
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Dead, The


A DOG'S DEATH, by JOHN COLLINGS SQUIRE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The loose earth falls in the grave like a peaceful regular breathing
Last Line: Nor trouble what we do when we do it; nor would have it otherwise.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eagle, Solomon; Squire, J. C.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


A DOG'S LIFE', by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yours a dog's life, do you moan?
Last Line: You will be the better man
Subject(s): Dogs


A DOG'S VIGIL, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Text                
First Line: There is a friendship that exists between
Last Line: Had seen a lonely dog pass by that night.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A DREAM OF THREE SISTERS, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: From night rocks, above an ocean alive with yellow kelp
Last Line: Being wholly ordinary.
Subject(s): Animals; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834); Dogs; Murder; Mythology - Classical; Poetry & Poets


A FAITHFUL DOG, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My merry-hearted comrade on a day
Last Line: Fast-locked against a loved one, evermore?
Variant Title(s): Faithful Follower, Gentle Friend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Friendship; Loyalty


A FAMILIAR SPIRIT, by WENDELL PHILLIPS STAFFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a ghost of a dog that comes
Last Line: Who says a little dog hasn't a soul?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A GIFT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give the kid a dog and you've furnished him a playmate
Last Line: Give the kid a dog.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A KIND OF MUSIC, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Irrelevance charactizes the behavior of our puppy
Subject(s): Dogs; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


A LITTLE DOG, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little dog disturbed my trust in heaven
Last Line: Gave back my faith in heaven by god's will.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Faith; Belief; Creed


A MALTESE DOG, by TYMNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He came from malta; and eumelus says
Last Line: Along those roads we cannot hear him bark.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carian
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


A POPULAR PERSONAGE AT HOME, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I live here: 'wessex' is my name
Last Line: "yet, will this pass, and pass shall I?"
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Wessex, England


A ROMANCE, by EUGENE FIELD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A calm, delightful autumn night
Last Line: A wild, delirious autumn night!
Subject(s): Animals; Autumn; Dogs; Love; Moon; Night; Seasons; Fall; Bedtime


A STORY AT DUSK, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: An evening all aglow with summer light
Last Line: And wept away his passion by himself.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Friendship; Time; Change; Dogs; Death


A WINTER TWILIGHT, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: The year has reached december days
Last Line: And so he dreams himself to rest.
Subject(s): Animals; December; Dogs; Friendship; Man-woman Relationships; Winter; Male-female Relations


ABOUT CATS AND DOGS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: When its about cats
Last Line: It's about heart
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ABOUT THE DOGS OF DACHAU, by RICHARD JACKSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: About the hearts of dusk that could make
Last Line: From which no song must ever be finished
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ABSENCE, by KATHERINE HARRIS BRADLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, but a dog's love is a true, true thing
Alternate Author Name(s): Field, Michael (with Edith Emma Cooper)
Subject(s): Dogs


AFTER AN ILLNESS, WALKING THE DOG, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Wet things smell stronger
Last Line: Imagines to the end that he is free
Subject(s): Dogs


AFTER MY LAST PAYCHECK FROM THE FACTORY, TWO THIN COUPONS, by MARILYN MEI LING CHIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I ordered vegetables and he ordered dog
Last Line: And he as dead as the four-legged he ate %two short kilometers before home
Alternate Author Name(s): Chin, Marilyn
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AFTER THAT, by ROBERT COOPERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The woman who runs
Last Line: She smiled, a small woman, %soft spoken and polite
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fear


AFTERNOON WALK, by RON EZZIE    Poem Source                
First Line: There are snakes everywhere, she says
Last Line: Where more trees than houses %crowd my mind
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AGAINST QUARRELLING AND FIGHTING, by ISAAC WATTS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let dogs delight to bark and bite
Last Line: And marks them for his own.
Variant Title(s): Quarrelling
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Quarrels; Childhood; Arguments; Disagreements


AGE MOVES, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Age moves in the hound
Subject(s): Boys; Dogs


AGRICULTURE, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight the rain can't stand up straight, but once
Last Line: But a window sailing through the night
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Farm Life; Horses; Rain; Agriculture; Farmers


AJAX, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old ajax was a faithful dog
Last Line: And then must give it up!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AMBER SLEEPING, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: On the railing sleeps my cat
Last Line: And waits his real meal at the door
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


AMBIGUOUS DOG, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog beneath the cherry-tree
Last Line: His bite is at the growly end
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AMEN, by NORMAN DUBIE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Someone calls duchess, our fawn great dane, back
Last Line: Rising from ethel rosenberg's hair.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Deer; Dogs; Hunting; Primitive Man; Rosenberg Case; Dead, The; Hunters; Cavemen; Rosenberg, Ethel; Rosenberg, Julius


AN APPEAL TO OUR BOY, by MIRIAM DEL BANCO    Poem Text                
First Line: Here is a friend, my little man
Last Line: Hail to you, little generous knight!
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Friendship; Childhood


AN ELEGY ON A LAP-DOG, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Shock's fate I mourn; poor shock is now no more
Last Line: Who fawned like man, but ne'er like man betrayed.'
Variant Title(s): On A Lap-dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF A MAD DOG, by OLIVER GOLDSMITH    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good people all, of every sort
Last Line: The dog it was that died!
Variant Title(s): On The Death Of A Mad Dog
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


AN ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF ROMEO, A LADY'S LAP-DOG, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If, when the stern unpitying hand of fate
Last Line: Copious bedew the consecrated urn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AN EPIGRAM ON JOHN MARSTON, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I ask't phisitions what their counsell was
Last Line: Whether thou be a mad dog, or a mankind asse.
Subject(s): Animals; Asses & Mules; Dogs; Mankind; Mules; Human Race


AN EPITAPH, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His friends he loved. His direst earthly foes
Last Line: Mine eyes the tail that wagg'd contempt at fate.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AN EPITAPH ON TRUE, HER MAJESTY'S DOG, by MATTHEW PRIOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If wit or honesty cou'd save
Last Line: And mend your own, by true's behaviour.
Variant Title(s): True's Epitaph
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Epitaphs; Faith; Honesty; Belief; Creed


AN INSECTARIAN, by JOHN BANISTER TABB    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot wash my dog,' she said
Last Line: "may find no other home."
Alternate Author Name(s): Father Tabb
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fleas


ANIMAL STORE, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If I had a hundred dollars to spend
Last Line: Or maybe a little more
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ANIMOOSH, by HEID E. ERDRICH    Poem Source                
First Line: A girl surrounded by brothers
Last Line: Bounding through the long field of goldenrod and sun
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


ANOTHER DOG'S DEATH, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For days the good old bitch had been dying, her back
Last Line: In a wheelbarrow up to the hole, her warm fur shone
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ANOTHER DOG'S DEATH, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For days the good old bitch had been dying, her back
Last Line: In the wheelbarrow up to the hole, her fur took the sun
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ANOTHER MOUTH THE FEED, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We've got another mouth to feed
Last Line: Now buddy's got a pup.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ANOTHER REASON I DON'T KEEP A GUN IN THE HOUSE, by BILLY COLLINS                Recitation     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


APOLOGY TO A SMALL DOG, by TEDDY WEBB    Poem Source                
First Line: Little gray dog, don't run, don't fear
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ARF, by JACK ELLIOTT MYERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs give commands to me in one syllable
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ASOLANDO: THE CARDINAL AND THE DOG, by ROBERT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Crescenzio, the pope's legate at the high council, trent
Last Line: Heaven keep us protestants from harm: the rest ... No ill betide!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AT A DOG'S RESTING-PLACE (JACK, MON PAUVRE CHIEN), by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text                
First Line: Part of the sylvan scene
Last Line: And hearts are glad and ache.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Memory


AT BREAKFAST, by IDA M. MILLS    Poem Source                
First Line: When I sit up to bread and milk
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AT THE MANGER, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: She has come a long way
Last Line: She has come a long way %seeking
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AT THE POUND, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Eyes bore %deep
Last Line: What we cannot bear %to know
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ATLANTIS: 1. FAITH, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've been having these / awful dreams, each a little different
Last Line: I didnít know who I was trying to protect
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 2. REPRIEVE, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I woke in the night / and thought, it was a dream
Last Line: It was only a dream
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 3. MICHAEL'S DREAM, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Michael writes to tell me his dream
Last Line: What something is in order to hold it
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 4. ATLANTIS, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I thought your illness a kind of solvent
Last Line: Drenched, unchanged
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 5. COASTAL, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cold april and the neighbor girl
Last Line: Stubborn girl.
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


ATLANTIS: 6. NEW DOG, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jimmy and tony / can't keep dino
Last Line: The animal, the new
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


AUGUST AND FEBRUARY, by TANIKAWA SHUNTARO    Poem Source                
First Line: The boy put the puppy in a basket
Last Line: The boy that night couldn't stop crying
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AUTUMN NIGHTFALL, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: In the vacant lot, amid jewelweed
Last Line: To there, like a run for an old spayed bitch
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AVE CAESAR!, by RUDOLPH CHAMBERS LEHMANN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Full in the splendor of this morning's hour
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


AWKWARD SPRING, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Equal to my desire
Subject(s): Dogs


BAD DOG, by LAWRENCE RAAB    Poem Source                
First Line: Just remember, my friend told me
Last Line: Every day when we talk to each other
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BAD DOGS, by DAVID GRAHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh yes, they were bad, my childhood dogs
Last Line: Harried in unison the flushing weeds %like brutal, exuberant owners
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BADGER, by JOHN CLARE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When midnight comes a host of dogs and men
Last Line: And leaves his hold and cackles, groans, and dies.
Subject(s): Animals; Badgers; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


BALLAD OF THE DOGS, by LARS GUSTAFSSON    Poem Source                
First Line: When ibn batutta, arabian traveller
Last Line: And the dogs go on, with sure and swishing steps, %deeper into the darkness
Subject(s): Animals; Arabia; Dogs; Travel


BALTO, THE DOG, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text                
First Line: A trackless stretch of icy snow,
Last Line: "comes the grateful cry: ""you can trust a dog!"
Subject(s): Animals; Arctic; Dogs


BAR V RANCH, PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: When you first get to the a bar v ranch in skull valley, arizona, something
Last Line: Evening, along with the setting arizona sun
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


BARK WITH AUTHORITY, by MAURYA SIMON    Poem Source                
First Line: I tell my dog, bete noire of the backyard
Last Line: And ushers in snoozing and supper and silence?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BATH, by RUDOLPH CHAMBERS LEHMANN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hang garlands on the bathroom door
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BATH, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Now it don't happen often %maybe once't a year
Last Line: An' head straight fer the nearest 'pie'
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


BATTLE OF THE PEKES AND THE POLLICLES, by THOMAS STEARNS ELIOT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The pekes and the pollicles, everyone knows
Alternate Author Name(s): Eliot, T. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BEAGLE SPEAKS OF NOSES, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: I should be good
Last Line: My nose is boss
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Noses


BEAU'S REPLY, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, when I flew to seize the bird
Last Line: With verse addressed to me?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BECAUSE THE DOG DEMANDS, by SIV CEDERING    Poem Source                
First Line: I leave the lamplit lane and walk into the dark
Last Line: And the windows lit up %waiting
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BEDTIME STORY, by CHARLES PENZEL WRIGHT JR.    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The generator hums like a distant ding an sich
Last Line: I think we should, love, I think we should
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Charles
Subject(s): Animals; Compassion; Dogs


BEHIND BARS, by NO CHUN-MYUNG    Poem Source                
First Line: I hear a dog's barking
Last Line: The world outside is pure happiness %to those dumped behind bars
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BEHIND THE MUZZLE, by WILLIAM LIVINGSTON LARNED    Poem Source                
First Line: I am feeling ache-and-ouchy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BENCH-LEGGED FYCE, by EUGENE FIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Speakin' of dorgs, my bench-legged fyce
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BESIDE THE WATERFALL, by MARY OLIVER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At dawn / the big dog
Subject(s): Dogs


BESS, by ORRICK JOHNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The collie girl had the sense bred out of her
Last Line: Well, he broke up for days that time, and cried.
Subject(s): Animals; Collies; Dogs


BEST DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Yes, I went to see the bow-wows, and I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BETWEEN, by JOHN CIARDI                    Poet's Biography
First Line: I threw a stick. The dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BETWEEN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I threw a stick. The dog
Last Line: And I threw, and he fetched
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BETWEEN NEIGHBORS, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The complainant is a big man
Subject(s): Neighbors; Dogs; Parrots


BETWEEN THE FOUR PADS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: The fragrance of grass
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Grass; Nature


BEWARE OUR LOVING DOG, by LUCRETIA PENNY    Poem Source                
First Line: Postmen and milkmen %and workers on the job
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BEYOND THE BLUE, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Speak of you, sir? You bet he did. Ben fields was far too sound
Last Line: Of seeing ben some day again, 'way up beyond the blue.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Animals; Despair; Dogs; Loyalty; Pets


BEYOND THE GRAVE, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: How often have we known a dog to be
Last Line: Will grant him life again beyond the grave, %to meet with friends - where death can play no part
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BIG DOG, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I bring you / this head
Last Line: Be a man again.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


BIG DOG, LITTLE DOG, by WYATT PRUNTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The one two times the other's size
Subject(s): Dogs; Size & Shape; Food & Eating; Height


BIG QUIET SPACE IN THE BED FOR ALMOST AN HOUR AFTER MIDNIGHT, by HEATHER SELLERS    Poem Source                
First Line: The lover and I are lying squarely
Last Line: Pant. No one with the gift of speech. In this bed %tonight, breath a soaking rain
Subject(s): Animals; Beds; Dogs; Relationships


BILL'S STORY, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When my sister came back from africa
Last Line: Shut up, mother, I said, and annie died
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Sickness; Dreams; Dogs; Gay & Lesbians; Illness


BINGO, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The miller's mill-dog lay at the mill-door
Last Line: And he bought a wedding ring-o!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Mills And Millers


BIRTHDAY GIFT, by ETHEL BARNETT DE VITO    Poem Source                
First Line: He entered the shop
Alternate Author Name(s): De Vito, E. B.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BISCUIT, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog has cleaned his bowl
Last Line: Might have given him a stone
Subject(s): Dogs


BISHOP DOANE'S TRIBUTE TO HIS DOG CLUNY, by WILLIAM CROSWELL DOANE    Poem Source                
First Line: I am quite sure he thinks that I am god
Last Line: Tells me what I unto my god should be
Variant Title(s): Clun
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BITCH, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now, when he and I meet, after all these years
Last Line: "saying, ""good-bye! Good-bye! Nice to have seen you again."
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Ill-tempered; Language; Love; Women; Women's Rights; Words; Vocabulary; Feminism


BLACK DOG, RIVER, MOON, by REYES GARCIA    Poem Source                
First Line: I had a huge black dog then
Last Line: Willing to trust in the pulse of the land in our blood
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BLACK DOG: ON BEING A POET, by JOAN+(1) MURRAY    Poem Source                
First Line: So that coming to the low wall near the foreman's house
Last Line: As he does. Till a door closes. Or opens
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BLACK MOTH, by FRANK STEWART    Poem Source                
First Line: Large as a hand, the black mosaic moth
Last Line: And the faithfulness which they cannot help
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BLOODHOUND, by EDWARD ANTHONY    Poem Source                
First Line: I am the dog world's best detective
Last Line: Or my face my nasal accusation
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BLOODHOUND, by BRYAN WALLER PROCTER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come, herod, my hound, from the stranger's
Alternate Author Name(s): Cornwall, Barry; Proctor, Bryan Waller
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BLUE ICE WOLF, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Like a paper with a bent corner, haphazardly
Subject(s): Hospitals; Wolves; Dogs; Supernatural


BOMBAY THE LABRADOR, by JOHN B. LEE    Poem Source                
First Line: Bombay the labrador is a big black buckle-high boy
Last Line: Like laughter echoes crossing %voices into joy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Labrador


BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#68), by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead man, that man, consorted with canines in the turmoil
Last Line: He bestirs the dead man's fortitude
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BOUNCE TO FOP; AN HEROIC EPISTLE FROM A DOG ... TO A DOG, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To thee, sweet fop, these lines I send
Last Line: And roar in numbers worthy bounce
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BOUNCE TO FOP; EPISTLE .. DOG AT TWICKENHAM TO DOG AT COURT, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To thee, sweet fop, these lines I send
Last Line: And roar in numbers worthy bounce.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BOY AND A PUP, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The boy wears a grin
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BREAKFAST, by DAVID WAGONER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By the window, my girls are eating eggs and cereal
Last Line: Except a hard one and want me to decide
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters; Food & Eating; Dogs; Contests


BRIEF WORSHIP, by VIRGINIA SCOTT MINER    Poem Text                
First Line: So short a time they have
Last Line: They'd bark at god!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BRINDLED DOG, BLACK DOG AND BLUE SHAGGY DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Last Line: Any dogs for sale?' I will tie you up %tight and sell you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BROWN EYES, by MRS. S. L. DEMPSEY    Poem Source                
First Line: In early youth I made a vow
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BULLDOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: My dog and my favorite baseball glove
Last Line: Could be they're from the same %leathery litter
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BULLDOG SPEAKS, by EDWARD ANTHONY    Poem Source                
First Line: I agree that I'm no beauty
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BUM, by W. DAYTON WEDGEFARTH    Poem Text                
First Line: He's a little dog, with a stubby tail
Last Line: For the good lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


BURNING, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He lives, who last night flopped from a log
Last Line: Burning a house burning in the wilderness
Subject(s): Sickness; Dogs; Illness


BUSY FLAME, by WINIFRED WELLES    Poem Text                
First Line: Oh, child, with what a will
Last Line: Still as a dog before a fire!
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fire


CAELICA: 20, by FULKE GREVILLE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, how now cupid, do you covet change?
Last Line: Let me first make your dog an unicorn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Brooke, 1st Baron; Brooke, Lord
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CALL, by PAUL ZIMMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There is more sign of invasion
Last Line: We choose to imagine it is love
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CAMPAIGNER, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A small white terrier greeted me
Last Line: I asked the darling dog. %the tail wagged yes, %and her eyes agreed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANADIAN GEESE ON COONAMESSETT INN POND, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Soldiers with webbed feet
Last Line: First a line, then a circle, %they pair off in two's, %a well choreographed ballet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE CELEBRITY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A blase schnauzer ignored me
Last Line: When you are named after ogden phipps %you don't have time for small bark-talk
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE DAY, by LAUREN SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: The day came in on the backs of dogs
Last Line: Have acquired property somewhere
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE HOW-TO BOOKLET, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: In a world of human mistrust
Last Line: You never know what surprise may be in store. %she may offer you a taste treat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE JEWEL IN SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Tiffany greeted me with generous licks
Last Line: Her persian lamb coat %and iridescent manicured nails
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE MOVIE STAR, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Don't be discouraged if you're not a beauty queen
Last Line: He'd probably be disqualified at the dog show, %lacking perfect markings as we all know
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE RECEPTIONIST, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The sign said 'magoo is on vacation,'
Last Line: I must always have what it takes, %even if I'm not in the pink
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE RESUME, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: See how pretty I am
Last Line: And don't fight with other dogs. %I can list two pet shops for references
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANINE ROULETTE, by MIKE CLUFF    Poem Source                
First Line: Puppies %pomeranians in beds of
Last Line: Above my valley home
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANIS MAJOR, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The great overdog
Last Line: That romps through the dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CANIS MAJOR, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The great overdog
Last Line: That romps through the dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CARMINA: MY LADY'S PET, by GAIUS VALERIUS CATULLUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On her lap one of the matted terriers
Last Line: It grinned I grinned back. %it's the one she calls little bottle after deng xiaoping
Alternate Author Name(s): Catullus, Caius Valerius
Subject(s): Animals; Deng Xiaoping (1904-1997); Dogs


CAVE PAINTING, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: What story to tell on the stone flank
Last Line: Bison. Bear. Deer. Hawk. %man. Dog.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CELEBRITY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A chestnut brown celebrity neighs
Last Line: The beast breaks into a trot %and leaves the world of people
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHANCE, by HENRY (HARRY) HERBERT KNIBBS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sixty miles from a homestead, straight as
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHARITY'S EYE, by WILLIAM ROUNSEVILLE ALGER    Poem Source                
First Line: One evening jesus lingered in the market
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHASING RABBITS, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Night falls %black/white %coats glistening
Last Line: Heavy eyes %of dogs dreaming
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


CHILD'S DREAM, by FRANCES CROFTS DARWIN CORNFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a little dog, and my dog was very small
Last Line: All among its petals, was his hairy face
Variant Title(s): The Little Do
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHOOSING A DOG, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's love,' they say. You touch
Last Line: They see time going on and someone alone, %but they don't say anything
Subject(s): Animals; Change; Dogs


CHOW OUTSIDE GRAMERCY PARK, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My bark sounds vicious
Last Line: Perhaps some lonely person would even enjoy %patting me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHRISTOPHER SINGING, by VICTORIA WYTTENBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: My black shepherd rises at the sound
Last Line: Shingled and mossy, past tree branches %polished by moonlight
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CHUCK SHEPPARD, PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Chuck sheppard was born in globe, arizona. A rodeoer at the age of
Last Line: With a pan full of table scraps. 'they live a simple life, and that suits %chuck and blondie just fi
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


CHUTZPAH--IN NAME ONLY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: They call me chutzpah
Last Line: I would have barked %till they let me sit with my master
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


COKE AND SNOW, BLACK AND WHITE TERRIERS, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: We don't even like scotch whiskey
Last Line: We'll bring much joy to our new home, %and promise that we shall never roam
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


COME HITHER, LITTLE PUPPY-DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CONFESSION OF A GLUTTON, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After I ate my dinner then I ate
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CONSOLATION, by PAMELA ALEXANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The violence in civilized parts is worrisome. We have old
Last Line: & tide flats we travel wear them urgently
Alternate Author Name(s): Alexander, Pam
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CONTENTMENT, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I like the way that the world is made
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CONVOY, by PHILIP BOOTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One blueberry morning in maine
Subject(s): Dogs


COON DOGS, by MICHAEL PETTIT    Poem Source                
First Line: Red bone %still hound
Last Line: Into death %its secret home
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CORNEY'S HUT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Old corney built in deadman's gap
Last Line: Upon the dog that mourned his master
Subject(s): Animals;death;dogs;funerals;solitude; "dead, The;burials;loneliness;


COUNTRY FAIR, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: If you didn't see the six-legged dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


COUNTRY FAIR, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If you didn't see the six-legged dog
Last Line: And that was the whole show
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


COW DOGS, by KEITH WILSON    Poem Source                
First Line: The ranchers I knew as a boy
Last Line: Dust rising from the baked earth, %night settling on the silent ranch
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Ranch Life


COWDOGS CAUGHT THEIR FIRST JACKRABBIT, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Growling to protect his trophy, the bloody ears
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Nature; Rabbits


CRANKY CANINE, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Hug me if you must
Last Line: But with a name like herr chips %I should get some respect
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CRICKETT, A CANINE CRITIC, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: What shrill sounds pierce my ears
Last Line: Next time tell her you're already engaged, %even if rejection causes her to be enraged
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CRYING WOLF, by MARY CROW    Poem Source                
First Line: Something seems to be moving
Last Line: No wolf anywhere in sight
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CURSE, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: May whoever left
Last Line: May he know %lonely
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CUSTODIAN, by MAXINE W. KUMIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Every spring when the ice goes out
Alternate Author Name(s): Kumin, Maxine
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CUSTOMS INSPECTOR, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Jackpot was sporting a coat grass-green
Last Line: So I waved goodbye to my beagle friend %as he passed out of sight around the bend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


CYNOTAPHIUM (1), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When some dear human friend to death doth bow
Last Line: I laid thy sightless head full gently there.
Variant Title(s): The Tear Of Friendship
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Dead, The


CYNOTAPHIUM (2), by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I cannot think thine all is buried here
Last Line: How much on such dark ground a gleaming thread can do!
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Dead, The


D IS FOR DOG, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: My dog went mad and bit my hand
Last Line: I was bitten to the heart.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DA PUP EEN DA SNOW, by THOMAS AUGUSTINE DALY    Poem Text                
First Line: Deed you evra see joy
Last Line: Ees first play een da snow!
Alternate Author Name(s): Daly, T. A.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DACHSHUND, by JOHN E. DONOVAN    Poem Source                
First Line: A dachshund sniffing round a tree
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DALEY'S DORG WATTLE, by W. T. GOODGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You can talk about yer sheep dorgs,' said the man from allan's creek
Last Line: "that there dorg had got that inseck in the bottle."
Alternate Author Name(s): Goodge, William Thomas
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Insects; Bugs


DAN, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Early may, after cold rain the sun
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DAN, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Early may, after cold rain the sun
Last Line: Against each other on his paws %and head
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DANCING WITH THE DOG, by SUSAN KENNEDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the deep dark of december
Last Line: Let's dance
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers; Dogs


DANDIE DINMONTS, by WILLIAM HENRY OGILVIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pepper or mustard- what's the odds?
Alternate Author Name(s): Ogilvie, Will Henry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DAVY, HER KNIGHT, HER DEAR, WAS DEAD, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DAY AFTER CHASING PORCUPINES, by JAMES WELCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rain came. Fog out of the slough and horses
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DEAD BOY'S PORTRAIT AND HIS DOG, by GERALD MASSEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Day after day I have come and sat
Alternate Author Name(s): Bandiera
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DEAR MARVIN, by WILLIAM EDGAR STAFFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I merge with your message wherever
Last Line: There, your very best friend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DEATH OF A DOG, by BIN RAMKE    Poem Source                
First Line: The wearng of time on the wrist
Last Line: He loved me like clockwork while he lived
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DEEP LANE, by MARK DOTY                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


DESCRIPTION OF A SALAMANDER, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As mastiff dogs in modern phrase are
Last Line: If this be not a salamander
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Salamanders


DESPAIRING POOCH WAITING FOR A TAXI, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Why won't you pick us up?
Last Line: I won't annoy you with barking comments, %so you see the ride will be very quiet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DHARMA, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The way the dog trots out the front door
Subject(s): Dogs


DIGGING, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Digging is a thing I love to do
Last Line: Dirt is riddled with old bones to chew
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DISGRUNTLED ACTOR, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I thought I was the star of this movie
Last Line: I think I'll organize a union for dogs, %to demand our rights from these human snobs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DISGRUNTLED DOG AND SUSPECTED SPY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Why are they staring at me?
Last Line: Can't I please just have my bone? %and let my master conduct his deals
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DIVINE RIGHT, by GLORIA VANDO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mao says sit
Last Line: About political alternatives %he's king
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DO YOU LOVE ME?, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: She's twelve and she's asking the dog,
Subject(s): Children; Dogs; Childhood


DOG, by JOHN ALLMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: We could hear him out there past the lilacs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I can hear him out in the kitchen
Last Line: Like a strange naked hermit in a cave
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I can hear him out in the kitchen
Last Line: His tongue hidden in his long mouth %like a strange naked hermit in a cave
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by RUSSELL EDSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dog hangs in a kitchen, his back stuck to the ceiling. An old woman
Last Line: The dog, says the old man
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog trots freely in the street
Subject(s): Dogs; Animals; Dogs


DOG, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog trots freely in the street
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog trots freely in the street
Last Line: Some victorious answer %to everything
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by EAMON GRENNAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I walk downhill, a stranger, into town
Subject(s): Dogs


DOG, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis pity not to have a dog
Last Line: Man's toil by day, a dog will stay %his ever-constant friend
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I like a dog at my feet when I read
Last Line: But still, as I opened my door, I should &see %my dog wag his tail with a welcome for %me
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by OLIVER BROOK HERFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog is black or white or brown
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: When moon drifts %through the dream
Last Line: At moonrise %he remembers he is wolf
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by WELDON KEES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This night is monstrous winter winter when the rats
Last Line: And where my name must be
Subject(s): Dogs; City & Town Life


DOG, by BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you first felt the foul dog walking
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When adam quitted the garden
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He does not look fierce at all, propped scarcely erect
Last Line: From the vain distance he is the power of
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by VICTOR MONTEJO    Poem Source                
First Line: Near the military barracks
Last Line: On the barracks posts of the frightened colonels
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics


DOG, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: I don't think I remember the exact direction
Last Line: All four tires on my pickup were wet %(in memory of chief, the best dog ever)
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


DOG, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The truth I do not stretch or shove
Last Line: A wet dog is the lovingest
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by DAVID RAY    Poem Source                
First Line: The cosmos and all its mysteries so ample
Last Line: Quick forgiveness he taught me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs are quite a bit like people
Subject(s): Dogs


DOG, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What was I doing with my white teeth exposed
Last Line: As you have taught me, oh distant and brilliant and lonely
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by TANIKAWA SHUNTARO    Poem Source                
First Line: Sadder than myself
Last Line: Never begging for pity %merely %there
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I've never known a dog to wag
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by CHARLES KENNETH WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Except for the dog, that she wouldn't have him put away, wouldn't
Last Line: Also, I'd found a girl to be in love with: all we wanted was to live %together, so we did
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, C. K.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by VALERIE WORTH    Poem Source                
First Line: Under a maple tree %the dog lies down
Last Line: All afternoon in his loose skin
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by CHARLES PENZEL WRIGHT JR.    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The fantailed dog of the end, the lights out
Last Line: He'd whistle me down, and down, but not yet
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Charles
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, by CHARLOTTE SHAPIRO ZOLOTOW    Poem Source                
First Line: I am alone
Last Line: Nuzzles %my empty hand
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG - LOST, by HELEN BROSI MCLEOD    Poem Source                
First Line: A small boy went away, and so
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG ABANDONED, by INEZ CLARK THORSON    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AFTER LOVE, by YEHUDA AMICHAI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: After you left me
Last Line: Bring me one of your stockings between its teeth
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AND A BOY, by RICHARD KATROVAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Joe brickhouse saw his dog
Last Line: Who had learned so young %how to talk to the dead
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AND ALL, by KARIN WISIOL    Poem Source                
First Line: Between light, see
Last Line: Cradling %the dog and all
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AND CAT, by RUTH ANDERSON BARNETT    Poem Text                
First Line: The dog is not to lunge
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


DOG AROUND THE BLOCK, by ELWYN BROOKS WHITE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Tangle, sniff, untangle, %dog around the block, sniff
Alternate Author Name(s): White, E. B.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG ASLEEP, by MARGARET MACKAY    Poem Source                
First Line: You sprawl upon you special bed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, by PAMELA ALEXANDER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Husky-masked, bologna-tongued, pfoxer
Last Line: In her sights, too
Alternate Author Name(s): Alexander, Pam
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG AT THE SCHOOLHOUSE DOOR, by GOLDIE CAPERS SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Forlorn, he waits beside the schoolhouse door
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG BEING PATTED, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Why are you fondling me?
Last Line: You seem so happy touching me, %how can I deny you this pleasure?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG BISCUITS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Dog biscuits, you entice me
Last Line: You are shaped so nicely
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG DAYS, by SIV CEDERING    Poem Source                
First Line: The farmers in vermont
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG DREAMING, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The paws twitch in a place of chasing
Last Line: A sleeping beast knows who you are
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Corpses; Dogs; Sleep


DOG DREAMS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A scrabble of nail
Last Line: Chasing the hare
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


DOG DYING, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Dog dying in the hot sun
Last Line: And the mortality of nerves and meat
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


DOG EYE'S VIEW, by AMELIA JOSEPHINE BURR    Poem Source                
First Line: The people whom I take to walk
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG I LOVED YOU SO', by ZITELLA COCKE    Poem Source                
First Line: The noblest, truest friend I had
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN A CAR, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He grins a little as they drive him by
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN A CORNFIELD, by JAMES WRIGHT                    Poet's Biography
First Line: Fallow between the horny trees
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN A CORNFIELD, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fallow between the horny trees
Last Line: The man quick to a joy he understands
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN CHAIR, by MARGARET MACKAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Aha! I've caught you there
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN KIVULU, by RALPH BITAMAZIRE    Poem Source                
Last Line: And drinks the water from the cattleshed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG IN THE BAR-ROOM MIRROR, by FREYA MANFRED    Poem Source                
First Line: Unexpectedly a mirror reveals me
Last Line: I turn to go, but first I bend %to give myself a quick, consoling pat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG LIGHT, by WILLIAM CLIPMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Ignored, like the green flash of the fly
Last Line: White teeth, bone light, dog's eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG MEETS CAT, by MARGARET MACKAY    Poem Source                
First Line: What a fluffy little kitty!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG MUSIC, by ROBERT PATRICK DANA    Poem Source                
First Line: Was it worth it, I ask myself
Last Line: Smoke. How much do you need
Alternate Author Name(s): Dana, Robert
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG NAMED BENJI, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My famous name is a strain
Last Line: Perhaps I'll change my name some day %and live my life a different way
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG NAMED EGO, THE SNOWFLAKES AS KISSES, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And left me no recourse, far from my home
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG NAMED RUDOLF RABINOWITZ, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Don't think I don't have my likes and dislikes
Last Line: I like hearing it so much I become very nice
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG OF ART, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That dog with daisies for eyes
Last Line: Of art turns to the world %the quietness of his eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG ON DIAMOND ROW: 47TH STREET, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A man stooped down to pat the akita
Last Line: Giving licks and love in full measure, %this sparkling dog better than any toy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG PARADE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In times of calm or hurricane, in days of sun or shower
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG PARADE, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, mrs. Chutney, no, I am not going to madison square garden
Last Line: I just want to say that I don't think they are any better than I am
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG PARTED FROM HER MASTER, by HUSEH T'AO    Poem Source                
First Line: Yes, she's a good dog
Last Line: Now she no longer sleeps %upon his red silk rugs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG POEM, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fierce and stupid all dogs are
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG POEM, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fierce and stupid all dogs are
Last Line: Five days a week. Give them my life
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG POISONER, by KEITH WILSON    Poem Source                
First Line: To this day, no one knows who he was or she was
Last Line: Raining or some other miracle had happened
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG SALESMAN, by J. HARVEY HAGGARD    Poem Source                
First Line: Ten bucks, he's yours. That dog,' said he
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG SLEEPING ON MY FEET, by JAMES DICKEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Being in his resting place
Last Line: Sleeping to grow back my legs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Our sings begin at nightfall
Last Line: See the horsemen come laughing
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG THAT HOWLS AT NIGHT, by HERBERT J. BRYCE    Poem Source                
First Line: There are canines old and mangy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG UNDER FALSE PRETENSES, by WILLIAM DICKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Not very affectionate; she likes to kiss
Last Line: To play with her. It may be enough
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG WANTED, by MARGARET MACKAY    Poem Text                
First Line: I don't want a dog that is wee and effeminate
Last Line: Just a portable, washable, lovable pup!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG WAS CRYING TONIGHT IN WICKLOW ALSO, by SEAMUS HEANEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When human beings found out about death
Last Line: The dog crying out all night behind the corpse house
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs


DOG'S ANSWER, by VICTORIA WYTTENBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: A woman, her dog by her side, bends
Last Line: The dog says, let's have biscuits and cheese. %and they do
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S BEST FRIEND IS HIS ILLITERACY, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It has been well said that quietness is what a grecian urn is the still
Last Line: And if I ended up with raccoons every guest would turn out to be a racconteur
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S COLD NOSE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When noah, perceiving 'twas time to embark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S DEATH, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: She must have been kicked unseen or brushed by a car
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Dead, The


DOG'S DEATH, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She must have been kicked unseen or brushed by a car
Last Line: To a newspaper carelessly left there. Good dog
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs


DOG'S GAMBOL, by NOVICA TADIC    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's what I see
Last Line: A truly monstruous world %will hatch
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S HOWL, by LOWE W. WREN    Poem Source                
First Line: You've seen men whose pipes keep going out?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S LIFE, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: I've watched these pups come along %seemingly separate balls of energy
Last Line: I can picture death as absentmindedness
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


DOG'S LIFE, by LEW SARETT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Such captivating quantities of dirt
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S LIFE, by UNKNOWN+24    Poem Source                
First Line: Nappy, springer spaniel, leads a busy life
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S LIFE, by MILLY WALTON    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm sick of all this silly rot
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S MUSIC, by RUSSELL EDSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The rich hire orchestras, and have the musicians climb into trees to sit
Last Line: Into history with all its marvelous music!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG'S TALE, by JEFF AVANTS    Poem Source                
First Line: How well must I
Last Line: What my dog didn't eat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG, ON THE OTHER HAND, by JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT    Poem Source                
First Line: You can cling to. A dog is not like an abandoned child
Last Line: For my dead dog, for those abandoned little bodies %in the babies' home
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Sickness


DOG, SELS., by SAMUEL WESLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: His colours strange, what mortal painter's hand
Last Line: As tail of memphian crocodile full-grown
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Milton, John (1608-1674)


DOG-GREL VERSES, BY A POOR BLIND, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, what shall I do for a dog?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOG-STAR PUP, by HENRY (HARRY) HERBERT KNIBBS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the silver edge of a vacant star near
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGALYPSE, by ANDREI VOZNESENSKY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I trust every animal
Last Line: A six-foot collie will explain it all, %fangs bared!
Alternate Author Name(s): Voznesenskii, Andrei
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGFIGHT, by CHARLES BUKOWSKI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He's a runt %he snarls and scratches
Last Line: He ought to know better than to cross %the railroad tracks
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGGING HIS STEPS, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: To dog his steps' -- there's libel in the phrase
Last Line: "that is to ""dog his steps"" the doggish way!"
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS, by SONDRA AUDIN ARMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Fence in the dogs
Last Line: Their human lusts
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: When I was once a wandering man
Last Line: Was threatened with a stone.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Love


DOGS, by ROBERT WINTHROP WATSON    Poem Source                
First Line: I hear them bark outside my window, dogs
Last Line: Unlock his gate. He looks long-eared and furry. %I hear him growl, snap his jaws. I bark back
Subject(s): Animals; Country Life; Dogs


DOGS, by BRUCE WEIGL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I bought a bar girl in saigon
Last Line: Warm, and pour it slow
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS, by CLARISSA BUCKLIN    Poem Text                
First Line: The dogs that go on errands of their own
Last Line: Their very tails expressing sweet content.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS AND DOGS, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: The mastiff is a stately brute
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS ARE SHAKESPEAREAN, CHILDREN ARE STRANGERS, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs; Children; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939); Childhood


DOGS ARE SHAKESPEAREAN, CHILDREN ARE STRANGERS, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: We are shakespearean, we are strangers
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Dramatists; Freud, Sigmund (1856-1939); Plays And Playwrights; Poetry And Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


DOGS AT DOG BEACH, by JOSEPH DUEMER    Poem Source                
First Line: My dog hs found some other dogs to romp
Last Line: Trotting through the features of a simple universe
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS AT LIVE OAK BEACH, SANTA CRUZ, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: As if there could be a world
Last Line: For absolutely nothing but joy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Seashore


DOGS IN THE STORM, by MICHAEL WATERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When this slow heart was raging
Last Line: Who howls for us both in such savage moonlight?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Romance


DOGS OF BETHLEHEM, by KATHARINE LEE BATES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Many a starry night had they known
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS OF CHINLE, by GREG PAPE    Poem Source                
First Line: Once, camped at the mouth of the canyon
Last Line: Out of the canyon, in the morning air stilled %in the weeds along roadsides and ditches
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS OF ZIMMER, by PAUL ZIMMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tether of the aeons holds them
Last Line: The wild lights in their eyes grown dim, %they bang the doorway with their tails
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS ON THE CLIFFS, by MICHAEL BURKARD    Poem Source                
First Line: They are there
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOGS, HER DREAMING, by PAMELA STEWART    Poem Source                
First Line: The always of it is that she falls
Last Line: What they know of rising from the red-eyed dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOLLAR DOG (1), by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dollar dog is all mixed up
Last Line: Flap-eared, bull-faced, bumble-paw, %stub-tailed, short-haired, biscuit hound
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DON, by JAMES THOMAS FIELDS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is don, the dog of all dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DON'T CALL ME MISHA, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My name is mikhail baryshnikov
Last Line: I know mikhail baryshnikov (my human counterpart) %will understand
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DOUGLAS, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There's an old, old song with a sweet refrain
Last Line: Douglas, douglas, tender and true.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Animals; Collies; Dogs; Singing & Singers


DREAM DOG, by LOUIS PHILLIPS    Poem Source                
First Line: Dream dog leaps out of the moon with nothing
Last Line: In its muzzle but bones of yellow light
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


DREAM VISION FROM THE BOOK OF DOGS, by BRUCE BOND    Poem Source                
First Line: A man was talking to a dog
Last Line: Not now, there's more, I promise...
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Dreams


DREAMS: ON THE HUNTING GROUND, by DANIEL CHAUNCEY BREWER    Poem Text                
First Line: We sleep upon fir-tree boughs at night
Last Line: For the coming by and by.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Dreams; Love; Nightmares


DUG A DUG, by WILLIAM KEYS    Poem Source                
First Line: Hey, daddy, wid ye get us a dug?
Last Line: Aw, daddy! A dug! A dug!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Glasgow, Scotland


DUGAN--A SCHNAUZER DOG, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Dugan always gave me a lick
Last Line: He stared and gave me a canine pout, %as I told his mistress a story
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EF UNCLE REMUS PLEASE TER 'SCUSEN ME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dey wunce wuz er time which I
Last Line: He'd des a-kilt off ev'y dawg dat's chasin' him dis minute!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Uncles


EL MONTE LODGE, TAOS, NEW MEXICO, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Nestled in the valley below 'taos mountain' sits a quaint little lodge
Last Line: And one canine visitor from town. It seems lady has started a tradition at the el monte
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


ELEGY FOR A BEAGLE MUTT, by LIZ ROSENBERG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What a season this is
Last Line: Under my fist -- wait for me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ELEGY FOR A TRAPPER, by DAVID BOTTOMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Eighteen below in plains, montana
Last Line: Frozen upright on a stump.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Montana; Mourning; Trapping & Trappers; Bereavement; Traps; Snares; Trappers


ELEGY FOR JOG, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stiff-dog death, all froth on a bloody chin
Last Line: He had to bite the tire. Fools have no luck
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ELEGY FOR JOG, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Stiff-dog death, all froth on a bloody chin
Last Line: He had to bite the tire. Fools have no luck
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ELEGY ON A YOUNG AIREDALE BITCH LOST TWO YEARS SINCE IN THE SALT-MARSH, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low to the water's edge
Last Line: And cast ashore to dry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ELEGY ON A YOUNG AIREDALE BITCH LOST TWO YEARS SINCE IN THE SALT-MARSH, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Low to the water's edge
Last Line: And cast ashore to dry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ELEGY TO A DISSECTED PUPPY, SELS., by GEORGIA BAILEY PARRINGTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Sweet dog! Now cold and stiff in death
Last Line: Explore the contents of thy chest
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


ELEPHANT, DOG, RIVER, by GILES MITCHELL    Poem Source                
First Line: When I was a boy, proud small-molded ministers
Last Line: When I sit down to rest
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 43. ALL GRASP, ALL LOSE, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One at a time's enough, one puss pursue
Last Line: Then gape, and stare, and wonder where they're gone.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Love; Hunters


END OF THE SEASON, by W. G. TINCKOM-FERNANDEZ    Poem Source                
First Line: There's a keen wind searching the marshes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ENGLISH COCKER: OLD AND BLIND, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With what painful deliberation he comes down the stair
Last Line: The kinship of all flesh defined by a hlting paradigm
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ENGLISH COCKER: OLD AND BLIND, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: With what painful deliberation he comes down the stair
Last Line: The kinship of all flesh defined by a halting paradigm
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EPIGRAM ENGRAVED ON THE COLLAR OF A DOG, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am his highness' dog at kew
Last Line: Pray tell me sir, whose dog are you?
Variant Title(s): Inscribed On The Collar Of A Dog;on The Collar Of A Dog Presented By Mr. Pope;engraved On The Collar Of A Dog [which I Gave To His Royal Highness]
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EPITAPH FOR A SCOTCH TERRIER, by RACHEL (LYMAN) FIELD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pause a moment by this spot
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EPITAPH FOR A STRAY, by ISABEL ECCLESTONE MACKAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Quite a nice dog is laid below
Last Line: We were the only folks he had!
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


EPITAPH FOR A VISITOR'S DOG .. AT TUNBRIDGE WELLS, 1702, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: This scratch I make that you may know %on this rock lyes ye beauteous bow
Last Line: Reader, this rock is the bow's bell, %strike't with thy stick, and ring his knell
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EPITAPH ON FOP, A DOG BELONGING TO LADY THROCKMORTON, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Though once a puppy, and though fop by name
Last Line: "and worn with vain pursuit man also dies."
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EPITAPH ON THE LAP-DOG OF LADY FRAIL (LADY VANE), by JOHN WILKES    Poem Text                
First Line: At thieves I bark'd, at lovers wagg'd my tail
Last Line: And thus I pleased both lord and lady frail.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Epitaphs


EPITAPH TO A DOG, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Near this spot
Last Line: I never knew but one -- and here he lies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


EPITAPHS: A SMALL DOG, by WILLIAM JAY SMITH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here fearless lies: with asian pride
Last Line: Now hear his bark in the rising tide
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EUMELOS HAD A MALTESE DOG, by TYMNES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Lost on the night-bound roads
Alternate Author Name(s): Carian
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EXAMPLE, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: I want my boy to have a dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EXTRA AT THE HOUSE, by BUD CORNISH    Poem Source                
First Line: His pedigree - from a dogdom tree
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


EXTRAORDINARY DOG, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When mother takes me calling
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FABLES: 1ST SER. 17. THE SHEPHERD'S DOG AND THE WOLF, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wolf, with hunger fierce and bold
Last Line: But a pretended friend is worse.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FABLES: 1ST SER. 26. THE CUR AND THE MASTIFF, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A sneaking cur, the master's spy
Last Line: The cur was hang'd, the mastiff clear'd.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Truth


FABLES: 1ST SER. 30. THE SETTING-DOG AND THE PARTRIDGE, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The ranging dog the stubble tries
Last Line: She said, and to the covey flew.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


FABLES: 1ST SER. 34. THE MASTIFF, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those, who in quarrels interpose
Last Line: By both sides mangled, sneak'd away.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FABLES: 1ST SER. 44. THE HOUND AND THE HUNTSMAN, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Impertinence at first is born
Last Line: Are sure to make their follies known.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


FABLES: 2ND SER. 6. THE SQUIRE AND HIS CUR, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The man of pure and simple heart
Last Line: The dog was cudgell'd out of place.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Truth


FAITHFUL DOG, by CHARLES BAUDELAIRE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My admiration for buffon has never made me blush
Last Line: Summers and the beauty of women past their prime
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FAITHFUL FRIEND, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: I know a faithful dog who sits beside
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FALA, by EDWARD ANTHONY    Poem Source                
First Line: A friend of mine, a st. Bernard
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FALLING DOG, by MICHAEL MOOS    Poem Source                
First Line: I am lying on a giant dead sequoia
Last Line: An inch or so measured in this dead tree's rings
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FAMILIAR FRIENDS, by JAMES STERLING TIPPETT    Poem Source                
First Line: The horses, the pigs
Last Line: With five pups to give me %a surprise
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FARMER'S DOG LEAPED OVER THE STILE, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Last Line: And his name was bingo
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FAUST BOOK: DISCOURSES ON SUBJECT OF TRAINING & HEREDITY, by DENNIS JOSEPH ENRIGHT    Poem Source                
First Line: Out for a healthy walk, faustus picks
Last Line: The dog assumes a toothy smile
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Faust


FAUST BOOK: MEPHISTOPHELES ENLIGHTENS DR FAUST, by DENNIS JOSEPH ENRIGHT    Poem Source                
First Line: Why, if I may ask, did you appear
Last Line: What would you like to do with yours
Subject(s): Animals; Devil; Dogs; Faust


FETCH, by JIM SIMMERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: The marrow it's this
Last Line: Takes you again and again
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FICE, by EDWARD LODI    Poem Source                
First Line: Most agree a pedigree
Last Line: Though lacking symmetry %suits me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIDELITY, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A barking sound the shepherd hears
Last Line: Above all human estimate!
Variant Title(s): Helvellyn
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Helvellyn (mountain), England


FIDO, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Sleek and black she sleeps
Last Line: As the bones %of the fire
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIERCE LOYALTY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A paw grips the man's leg
Last Line: Pepe's ears remain alert %and bright eyes focus intently %toprotect his owner
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIGURE OF SPEECH, by GEORGE PALMER GARRETT JR.    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For years my litter of wounds
Alternate Author Name(s): Garrett, George
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIGURE OF SPEECH, by GEORGE PALMER GARRETT JR.    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For years my litter of wounds
Last Line: Each other, killing for my choicest parts
Alternate Author Name(s): Garrett, George
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIRST AIRING, by JOHN E. DONOVAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Little, little puppy on a great big street
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIRST DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Out of the darkness
Last Line: It was faithful %and stayed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FIRST SNOW, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old black dog comes in one evening
Subject(s): Snow; Dogs; Country Life


FIVE DOGS, by MARK STRAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I, the dog they call spot, was about to sing. Autumn
Subject(s): Dogs


FLUSH OR FAUNUS, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You see this dog. It was but yesterday
Last Line: Who by low creatures leads to heights of love.
Subject(s): Animals; Consolation; Dogs; Friendship; Love


FLYING DOGS, by PHILIP SCHULTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: In early spring color pokes its chilly nose through the earth
Last Line: & the horizon vibrate like a violin string
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Spring


FOR A CERTAIN DOG, by CATHERINE PARMENTER NEWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Full well I know that you are gone - and yet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FOR A GOOD DAY, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some dogs are brats
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FOR A GOOD DOG, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My little dog ten years ago
Last Line: And lie in dust with hector's pup; %so, presently, must I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Life Change Events


FOR ELI, A LOST DOG, by SCOTT SPENCER    Poem Source                
First Line: I've known grief and, naturally, fear
Last Line: Canine %answers to the name of eli %please contace me thro ugh the publisher of this book %generous
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FOR I WILL CONSIDER YOUR DOG MOLLY, by DAVID LEHMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For it was the first day of rosh ha'shanah, new year's day, day of remembrance, of ancient sacrifice
Subject(s): Rosh Hashanah; Jews; Worship; Dogs; Judaism


FOR MUGS, by MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: He is gone now, he is dead
Last Line: He used to snuggle on my bed %but now he's gone, he died. He's dead
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FOUND, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: I found a funny little dog
Last Line: Then write: 'found dog. It's mexican.'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FRANCES', by RICHARD WIGHTMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: You were a dog, frances, a dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FRENCHIE, by FRANK C. MCCARTHY    Poem Source                
First Line: I found him in a shell hole
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FRIEND, by ESTHER BIRDSALL DARLING    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes when life has gone wrong with you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FRIEND DOG, SELS., by ARNOLD ADOFF                   
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FRIENDSHIP, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: My dreams were crumbled, and my house
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FROM A PET-SHOP WINDOW, by MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1894-1981)    Poem Source                
First Line: His eyes said, 'come and buy me'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


FULL OF THE MOON, by KARLA KUSKIN    Poem Source                
First Line: It's full of the moon
Last Line: And chase their tails till dawn
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GAY WAG, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When bosses grow censorious
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GEIST'S GRAVE, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Four years! - and didst thou stay above
Last Line: The dachs-hound, geist, their little friend.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Pets


GEORGE KNIGHT TO HIS DOG PINCHER, by GEORGE KNIGHT    Poem Source                
First Line: Gentle pincher, cock thy tail
Last Line: Make the temple of delight
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GETTING RID OF THE DOG BY TAKING IT AROUND THE MOUNTAIN, by RACHEL HADAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Swoop over rainless land
Last Line: On the far side of the mountain
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GHOST DOG, by BARBARA HURD    Poem Source                
First Line: A week after your death
Last Line: What unfinished gestures of gratitude
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Ghosts; Supernatural


GIACOMETTI'S DOG, by ROBIN BECKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She moves so gracefully on her bronze legs
Last Line: To shore in this dog-eat-dog world
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GIFT, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, you may not recognize me
Last Line: In love's name, your emissary
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GIFT, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Madame woo, robed in silk, roams
Last Line: The chance for me to hold her on my lap
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GIVE A BOY A DAWG, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Give to pa a horse to drive
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GLAMOUR GIRL, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A furry glamour girl with four legs
Last Line: And the tongue of the dog %run neck and neck %for my stare
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GNAWING THE BREAST, by SANDRA JEAN MCPHERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Of a fallen sparrow, the prairie dog first softens
Last Line: And the hill might even move a little, feeling the kick of a child
Subject(s): Prairie Dogs


GOING TO THE DOGS, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The head of the german shepherd I have now
Last Line: Even by a gut that pretends love
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GOLDEN RETRIEVALS, by MARK DOTY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fetch? Balls and sticks capture my attention
Subject(s): Dogs


GOLDEN RETRIEVER, by JEFFREY HARRISON    Poem Source                
First Line: ... Bounding again into those childhood fields
Last Line: And smear all over your golden fur. Go on
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GONE, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: My little dog is gone
Last Line: To feed a stray cat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GONE, by DAVID MCCORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I've looked behind the shed
Last Line: A bark? You hear a bark?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GONE TO THE DOGS, by WILLIAM HANKINS CHITWOOD    Poem Source                
First Line: This country has literally gone to the dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GRASSLANDS, by IRVING C. HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: Under the brazen sky
Last Line: Prairie dogs flip into their holes %as a hawk makes a pass
Subject(s): Prairie Dogs


GREETINGS FROM A BLIND DOG, by JEANNETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Little pilgrim through a night
Last Line: Happy greetings from us two!
Subject(s): Animals; Blindness; Dogs; Keller, Helen (1880-1968); Love; Visually Handicapped


GREYHOUND SPEAKS, by EDWARD ANTHONY    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm a racing success
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GROOMER, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: On saturdays I take maurice
Last Line: Here come that little bitin' dog.'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GUARDIAN TANYA, by THOMAS CARPER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sensing when I must travel, she refuses
Last Line: Coming gladly with a leash to link us %so we can go to death as on a walk
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


GUIDE DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: She's just a plain dog
Last Line: She's just a plain dog. %she's my eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HALF BORDER AND HALF LAB, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Customs and chemistry
Subject(s): Dogs


HALF PAST TEARS, by EDITH OGDEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Over the pond and down the road
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HANSI, by HARRY BEHN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Our dog is not stupid, but stubborn, and so
Last Line: It's different, though, when out he goes %each morning to read the news with his nose!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HARMONY STONEWORKS, LATE WINTER, by BRIGIT PEGEEN KELLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sunday is silence in the pit, the gate locked
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HAWKING FOR PARTRIDGES, by LORENZO DE' MEDICI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was already pink across the east
Last Line: And so, my friend, we passed our happy time %with rhymes, sweet rhymes in sugar, keeping time
Alternate Author Name(s): Lorenzo The Magnificent
Subject(s): Animals; Birds; Dogs; Hawks; Hunting; Landscape


HAZARD FACES A SUNDAY IN THE DECLINE, by WILLIAM MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We need the ceremony of one another,
Alternate Author Name(s): Meredith, Morris
Subject(s): Aging; Family Life; Cats; Dogs; Food & Eating; Relatives


HE'S JUST A DOG, by JOSEPH M. ANDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: Here is a friend who proves his worth
Last Line: Without some borrowed traits, to make %a decent dog!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HECTOR'S DAY, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Hector is one dog that can't stand
Last Line: In the overture to william tell
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HELVELLYN, by WALTER SCOTT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I climbed the drak brow of the mighty helvellyn
Last Line: In the arms of helvellyn and catchedicam.
Variant Title(s): Hellvellyn
Subject(s): Animals; Courage; Dogs; Helvellyn (mountain), England; Mountain Climbing; Valor; Bravery


HENRY VIII'S DOGS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: When henry tudor was the king
Last Line: And hoped he'd never learn to eat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HER GERMAN POLICE DOG, by RUTH DURHAM CUNNINGHAM    Poem Text                
First Line: So faithfully, for fifteen years or more
Last Line: And watched you as your faithful spirit flew.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


HER PET, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walk the floor, read, watch a cop-show, drink
Last Line: And labored with it to bring on its end.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Montague, John (b. 1929)


HERITAGE, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Place not your faith in blood. We are controlled
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS CODE OF HONOR, by ZITELLA COCKE    Poem Source                
First Line: His scanty raiment stained and rent
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS DOG, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pete bristles when the doorbell rings
Last Line: Has felt the blow the worst of all.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS DOG, by ETHEL M. KELLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Yes, he's my dog. He knows a lot
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS GOOD POINTS, by WILLIAM LIVINGSTON LARNED    Poem Source                
First Line: The judges all agree that I'm
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS MAJESTY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I came to wish ziggy a happy new year
Last Line: He allowed me the pleasure of much stroking
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIS NAME WAS KEKO, by THEODORE BRIDGMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Under the kiawe he lies -
Last Line: Sleep well -- little keko --
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Seashore; Speech Disorders; Beach; Coast; Shore; Stuttering; Muteness


HISTORY, by MARK COX    Poem Source                
First Line: Solitude is a cold pear I eat
Last Line: In the grain of the floor
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HIT OR MISS, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One morn - it was the very morn
Last Line: Who would but hit or miss a post.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


HOBO'S DOG, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: A box-car held a motley group of men
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOMAGE TO OUR LADY OF THE STRAYS, by DAVID CITINO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How terribly wrong some love
Last Line: Of old ones made to live and die alone
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOME BRUNT, by KAY RILEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Your pets, we know
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Midnight %and the house is breathing
Last Line: Oh, my girls! My girls!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOMER'S SEEING-EYE DOG, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most of the time he wrote, a sort of sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry & Poets; Iliad; Odyssey


HOMER'S SEEING-EYE DOG, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Most of the time he wrote, a sort of sleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Homer (10th Century B.c.); Poetry And Poets


HONG, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Hong we brought from far off china
Last Line: In his heart was only love.
Subject(s): Animals; China; Dogs


HONG KONG CHOW, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Hong kong chow is dead, his loving heart hath ceased / to beat
Last Line: In loved paownyc he doth sleep, at rest forevermore.
Subject(s): Absence; Animals; Death; Dogs; Silence; Separation; Isolation; Dead, The


HOPE, by WILLIAM DICKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: At the foot of the stairs
Last Line: Of his mind - immense. %hope ruling him %past sense
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HORSE, DOG, AND MAN, by SAMUEL ELLSWORTH KISER    Poem Source                
First Line: The horse and the dog had tamed a man ...
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOUND ON THE CHURCH PORCH, by ROBERT PETER TRISTRAM COFFIN    Poem Source                
First Line: The farmer knew each time a friend went past
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOUND SONG, by DONALD FINKEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Three nights in a row
Last Line: We let him out again
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOUND VOICE, by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Because we love bare hills and stunted trees
Alternate Author Name(s): Yeats, W. B.
Subject(s): Dogs; Voices; Relationships


HOUSE DOG, by GEORGE BOAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have achieved the life of contemplation
Last Line: Feel it to be themselves they thus bedeck.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HOUSE DOG SPEAKS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm a hearth dog
Last Line: Who's any good at that
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


HOW MCDOUGAL TOPPED THE SCORE, by THOMAS E. SPENCER    Poem Text                
First Line: A peaceful spot is piper's flat. The folk that live around
Last Line: For we played molongo cricket—and mcdougal topped the score!
Subject(s): Animals; Cricket (game); Dogs; Practical Jokes; Sports; Pranks


HOW THE FEUD STARTED, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before there were pineapples, peaches or plums
Last Line: Has chosen the mouse as his favorite ration.)
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


HOW THE POPE IS CHOSEN, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Any poodle under ten inches high is a toy.
Subject(s): Dogs; Popes; Hair; Wit & Humor; Papacy


HOW TO LIKE IT, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the first days of fall. The wind
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Memory


HOW TO LIKE IT, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the first days of fall. The wind
Last Line: Answers to what comes next and how to like it
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Memory


HOWL, by RAFAEL ESTRADA    Poem Source                
First Line: They were sitting across from each other. To stay detached
Last Line: It's just dog's blood? Nothing more'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HUNGRY HOUNDS OF WINTER, by EMMA THOMAS SCOVILLE    Poem Text                
First Line: The hounds of winter now are here, they bare
Last Line: You blast frail life, with black and certain death.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Winter


HUNTER'S MOON, by MARIE E. REDDY    Poem Text                
First Line: Unleash the hounds
Last Line: Far music glides.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


HUNTIN' WIT' OL' ROVER, by J. FARLEY RAGLAND    Poem Text                
First Line: When things git too distressin'
Last Line: Dan huntin' in de lowgrouds wit' ol' rover.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


HUNTING DOG, by JAMES LAUGHLIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You know that comical
Last Line: A lesson from our dog %who only hunts for fun!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


HUNTING DOGS, by WINIFRED WELLES    Poem Text                
First Line: No other animal, not dog nor bull
Last Line: Flashed, like man's steel, the savage teeth of death.
Alternate Author Name(s): Shearer, Harold H., Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


HUNTING SONG, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Black hound and blue hound
Last Line: And so is the day
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


I AM CAT, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I am silk and velvet
Last Line: I am whispers landing, %I am... %I
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


I AM DOG, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I am tweed and carpet
Last Line: I am stone and fortress, %I am... %I
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


I HAD A DOG, by O. R.    Poem Source                
First Line: Bewhiskered sprite %of unrestrained delight
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


I THINK I KNOW NO FINER THINGS THAN DOGS, by HALLY CARRINGTON BRENT    Poem Text                
First Line: Though prejudice perhaps my mind befogs
Last Line: I think I know no finer things than dogs.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


I'M THE DOG, by GRENVILLE KLEISER    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


I'VE GOT A DOG, by ETHEL M. KELLEY    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IF FEELING ISN'T IN IT, by JOHN BREHM    Poem Source                
First Line: Dogs will also lick your face if you let them
Last Line: On the shoulder and a voice like no other
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IF JOAN OF ARC HAD A DOG, by ROBIN CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: Would she have heard, would she
Last Line: Would not bark at the wrong time
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IF YOU HAVE A DOG, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loss may grieve you, love may leave you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN A LABORATORY, by LEWIS MORRIS (1833-1907)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A most intelligent dog I took
Last Line: For sometimes I see him and shudder still!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN A SHOP WINDOW, by MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1894-1981)    Poem Source                
First Line: He was such a little puppy, in a window of a sho p
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN AUGUST, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sultry afternoon. The old dog
Last Line: Ahead of the rattling linestorm
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN OUR ABSENCE, THE NEW DOG SHREDS A FEW THINGS, by MICHAEL J. ROSEN    Poem Source                
First Line: First to be sacrificed: a pencil, a souvenir
Last Line: The second-hand sweep of his wagging tail
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN THE 9TH YEAR OF THE LITERARY WAR, by HENRI COULETTE    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, poetry lovers of america
Last Line: Dog to coyote to wolf, %the cry went forth, %able to baker to you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IN THE MANSION YARD, by WILLIAM HERVEY WOODS    Poem Source                
First Line: There's no need to look about my feet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


INCIDENT CHARACTERISTIC OF A FAVOURITE DOG, by WILLIAM WORDSWORTH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On his morning rounds the master
Last Line: Until her fellow sinks to re-appear no more.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


INSCRIPTION ON THE MONUMENT OF A NEWFOUNDLAND DOG, by GEORGE GORDON BYRON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When some proud son of man returns to earth
Last Line: I never knew but one, -- and here he lies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Byron, Lord; Byron, 6th Baron
Variant Title(s): Epitaph To A Dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Nottinghamshire, England


INSTANCES, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nice place ya got here
Last Line: In malinche's country
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Travel; Journeys; Trips


INSTRUCTIONS: THE DOG (RAY SPEAKS), by SYDNEY LEA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He's not a pet, not meant to be
Last Line: Quickly as a man can make it, in the ground
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


INTERIOR DECORATOR, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: What fun I'm having unrolling this toilet paper
Last Line: I'm a canine decorator making use of space
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


INTRODUCTION TO DOGS, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog is man's best friend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IT'S FUN TO BE A PUP, by JAMES J. MONTAGUE    Poem Source                
First Line: Man thinks he plays a lot of parts
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


IT'S NOT FAIR, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A cat can scratch
Last Line: It really isn't %very fair
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


JACK, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: He ain't much of a dog to look at
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JANE - A TERRIER, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: She's short in the leg and she's long in the jaw
Last Line: Does good little sister jane!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


JEALOUS CANINE, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Bravo was playing hard to get
Last Line: When she walked away, so did he %and I was able to continue my jog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JEALOUS DOGGEREL, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Too much of charity's a sin!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JIM-DOG, by MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1894-1981)    Poem Source                
First Line: He wasn't, well, a fancy kind o' dog
Last Line: They'd find some corner, touched with love, fer him
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JINNY--A COLLIE AND GOLDEN RETRIEVER MIX, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I felt the rub of a cold nose
Last Line: It was the time for her to run, %impatiently her eyes met mine
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JOGGING WITH TANYA, by THOMAS CARPER    Poem Source                
First Line: There are disadvantages, for tanya
Last Line: And though when we turn finally at our driveway %we both are glad to walk, and I am sweating
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JOHN DAVIS, by R. F. MCEWEN    Poem Source                
First Line: It was the three dogs came and then the boy
Last Line: When light began to thin I shot the dog
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs


JOHN PEEL, by MARK ANDREWS    Poem Source                
First Line: Do ye ken john peel with his coat so gay
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JOY OF A DOG, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ma says no, it's too much care
Last Line: A dog meant to a little boy %who loved it in the long ago, %the joy that's now his right to know
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JOY OF PEDIGREE, by WILLIAM LIVINGSTON LARNED    Poem Source                
First Line: Some dogs I know play in the street
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JUBILATE CANIS, by ERICA MANN JONG    Poem Source                
First Line: For I will consider my dog poochkin
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JUNKYARD DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Watch thou and wake
Last Line: Watchful even in sleep!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JUST PLAIN DOG, by LYLA MYERS    Poem Source                
First Line: It may be you don't care for dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


JUST PLAIN YELLOW, by ANNA HADLEY MIDDLEMAS    Poem Source                
First Line: He's just plain yellow: no 'blue-ribbon'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KAISER DEAD APRIL 6, 1887, by MATTHEW ARNOLD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What, kaiser dead? The heavy news
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KANSAS PETE, by G. A. JEWETT-TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: Sometimes I sit in the old armchair
Last Line: "hold steady, old fellow! I'm a-comin' pete."
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


KID AND HIS DOG, by LEROY J. FLEURY    Poem Source                
First Line: Honest, mom, I didn't coax him
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KILTY SUE, by MARCK LEWIS BEGGS-UEMA    Poem Source                
First Line: Instincts jammed by lack of sleep
Last Line: You are safe. She is protecting you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KISSES, by RICHARD FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When edna, our cleaning lady, arrives, she kisses
Last Line: I don't know where I could get anything better
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KLAUER'S DOG, by DENNIS SCHMITZ    Poem Source                
First Line: The early sun all mane
Last Line: Praying, praying to grow big & never die
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KNOWING BITCHES, by JOHN CIARDI                    Poet's Biography
First Line: I was spading a flower bed while the old dog
Last Line: The thing about bitches is knowing who you are
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KNOWING BITCHES, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was spading a flower bed while the old dog
Last Line: The thing about bitches is knowing who you are
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


KOAN FOR A DYING BIRD DOG, by ROBERT TREMMEL    Poem Source                
First Line: Near the end of winter
Last Line: I would guess. %mu this, old joshu
Subject(s): Animals; Buddhism; Dogs


KYTO CHIN GEISHA, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Kyto chin geisha, princess japanese
Last Line: For hearts that have truly loved never forget.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LABRADOR RETRIEVER IN A FLOWER SHOP, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sniffing inside is more fun than outdoors
Last Line: How could I have liked sidewalk odors before? %I must surely be in dog heaven now
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LAD'S EPITAPH, by ALBERT PAYSON TERHUNE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people are wise enough to know that
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LADDIE, by DANA BURNET    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: E's a bit of a vagabond, same as me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LADDIE'S LONG SLEEP, by JAMES CLARENCE HARVEY    Poem Source                
First Line: He wagged his tail to the very last
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LAMENT FOR THE FEET, by H. L. HIX    Poem Source                
First Line: Except a six-year pony penned from birth
Last Line: At the price of perpetual peregrination
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LANDSCAPE WITH DOG, by PAUL MARIANI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often up the back steps he came
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Nature


LANDSCAPE WITH DOG, by PAUL MARIANI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often up the back steps he came
Last Line: Somewhere in the woods to die
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Nature


LAST NIGHT YOU ARE GONE, by RENEE A. ASHLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: The dogs
Last Line: Like black %shadows of dogs %against a too bright %moon
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LAWN LESSONS, by ELIZABETH BANCROFT    Poem Source                
First Line: Lord, how we laughed
Last Line: Why they thought being wet %would matter to those dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Ranch Life


LAZY SLEEPING DOGS, by JR. SIDNEY HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: There are lazy
Last Line: What I keep feeding them
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LEA, SYDNEY, by GREG KUZMA    Poem Source                
First Line: He's not a pet, not meant to be
Last Line: And if you swing the gun too fast or slow
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LETTERS TO YESENIN: 14, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Imagine being a dog and never knowing what you're doing. You're
Last Line: Groin hopes. You pray not to see her again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Desire; Dogs; Refuse & Refuse Disposal; Yesenin, Sergei (1895-1925)


LIBERACE'S DOGS, by CHERYL A. RICE    Poem Source                
First Line: Their manicured and polished claws
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LIGHT, by BRIDGET MEEDS    Poem Source                
First Line: At the big house new year's eve karaoke
Last Line: And the rush begins once again. %belfast, winter 1994
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Holidays; Light; New Year; Women


LIKE A PARENT WHOSE CHILD, by ANN S. GOLDSMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog and I await the return of our family
Last Line: Thinly across the uncorked, billowing night
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LIKE DE OLE MULE BES', by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some folks is so't o' pa'shal to de cattle roun' de
Last Line: I so't o' like de ole mule bes'.
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Chickens; Cows; Dogs; Farm Life; Goats; Love; Agriculture; Farmers


LIKE DOGS AT A CONCERT, by STAN JAMES    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes we're at our lives
Last Line: Some dogs are that
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LIKE FEELINGS, by CHRISTOPHER HOWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Moonlight is all over the sycamores
Last Line: But he knows that
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LILLIE, AN IRISH SETTER AT THE WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Lillie--oh--lillie, you've captured my heart
Last Line: Your glistening silky coat flops up and down, %as you strut your stuff grasping for the crown
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES FOR TOPS, by JOHN P. MULGREW    Poem Source                
First Line: It's foolish to mourn for a dog, I guess
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES I TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN'T WRITE, by PAUL MARIANI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nebuchadnezzar, von hoffman the great, then
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES I TOLD MYSELF I WOULDN'T WRITE, by PAUL MARIANI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nebuchadnezzar, von hoffman the great, then
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES ON A DOG'S FACE, by MICHAEL GESSNER    Poem Source                
First Line: Wallace said, what the eye beholds may be
Last Line: The repetitions that govern her earth, and mine
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES ON BOUNCE, by ALEXANDER POPE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Ah bounce! Ah gentle beast! Why wouldst thou dye
Last Line: When thou had'st meat enough, and orrery?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LINES ON THE DEATH OF A PET DOG; BELONGING TO LADY DOROTHY NEVILL, by WILLIAM HURRELL MALLOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Where are you now, little wandering
Last Line: One little grave and a pang to us?
Alternate Author Name(s): Mallock, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


LITTLE BLACK DOG, by ELIZABETH GARDNER REYNOLDS    Poem Source                
First Line: I wonder if christ had a little black dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE CORNER WHERE HER BIG BONES NEVER FIT, by NANCY L. HOLT    Poem Source                
First Line: Not far from the lake, a girl
Last Line: While I crawled into the freezer
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE DOG BARKED, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE DOG THAT WAGS HIS TAIL, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Beseech each little boy
Variant Title(s): Poem: 1185; Poem: 123
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


LITTLE FRENCH DOG, by TOM ROBINSON    Poem Source                
First Line: There's a little dog on the doorstep next
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE LOAF OF DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Little loaf of dog. Let's go for a walk
Last Line: Great tall oaf of man, that is just my plan
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE LOST PUP, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: He was lost! - not a shade of doubt of that
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE PUPPY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Little puppy with the black spots
Last Line: Waiting our return
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE SAMARIAN, by ELEANOR HALBROOK ZIMMERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I've entered every gateway
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LITTLE TRAMP DOG, by RENA M. MANNING    Poem Source                
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LIVING SNOW, by BRENDA SHAW    Poem Source                
First Line: The gulls arrive in a white cloud
Last Line: Back into the sky
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LONE DOG, by IRENE RUTHERFORD MCLEOD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm a lean dog, a keen dog, a wild dog, and lone
Last Line: Wide wind, and wild stars, and hunger of the quest!
Alternate Author Name(s): De Selincourt, Aubrey, Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LONELY I GO FARING, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, friend, ten years did you and I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOSS, by PATRICIA ZONTELLI    Poem Source                
First Line: Digging up the bones. Reburying them
Last Line: In a place where even I can't find them
Subject(s): Animals; Bones; Death - Animals; Dogs; Loss


LOSSES, by CATHY SMITH BOWERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Each morning, as sun calls back
Last Line: Carrying deep into shadow the body's chronic losses
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOST, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the grey wilderness - a dog!
Last Line: To home, chase out that look: 'I'm lost!'?
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOST AND FOUND, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Man has lost his gods.
Subject(s): Dogs


LOST DOG, by MARGARET ELIZABETH SANGSTER (1894-1981)    Poem Source                
First Line: I saw a little dog today
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOST DOGS, by RENEE A. ASHLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Sweetheart
Last Line: Keep from getting lost
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOST TRAIL, by HENRY (HARRY) HERBERT KNIBBS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Born rangers both of us and we were young
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOVE FOR THE DOG, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before he opened his eyes, as he lay there under the window
Subject(s): Dogs


LOVE FOR THE DOG, by GERALD STERN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Before he opened his eyes, as he lay there under the window
Last Line: As if there was not life still pouring out voluptously %likewild water through all his troubled vein
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOVE LETTER FROM A RUSSIAN WOLFOUND TO A SIBERIAN HUSKY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Your letter arrived
Last Line: I'll think of you as they remove my stitches
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOVESICK DOG PINING FOR HIS FAVORITE TROUT, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: I can't understand why she left me
Last Line: I suppose they're just trying to make me feel %better %by inventing this fishy tale of her death
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOYAL, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They gave him an overdose
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOYAL, by WILLIAM MATTHEWS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They gave him an overdose
Last Line: That there is work to be done, %and almost inconsolably
Alternate Author Name(s): Matthews, William Procter
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LOYALTY, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the hardest part
Subject(s): Reincarnation; Dogs; Politics & Government; Wit & Humor; Transmigration; Pretas


LUGETE O VENERES CUPIDINESQUE, by GODFREY ELTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Now that my little dog is dead
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


LUPERCALIA, by EDWARD JAMES HUGHES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog loved its churlish life
Last Line: Age to age while the body hold, %touch this frozen one
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs


MADDY'S WOODS, by JIM SIMMERMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: That crusty, good man john fife
Last Line: That ran so hard, that grew %too big for this world
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MAGGIE CREEK RANCH, ELKO, NEVADA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: The maggie creek ranch is one of the largest cattle operations in the west
Last Line: Stop for him, but they'll sure as hell stop for a %couple of dogs
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


MAKING A FRIEND, by MYRA COHN LIVINGSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: He wouldn't come at first
Last Line: Because it meant %he understood
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MALE AND FEMALE WHEATON TERRIER, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: She's such an obvious flirt
Last Line: A man's world is a thing of the past; %the female canines have taken over fast
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MAN AND DOG AND HORSE AND TREE, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
Last Line: Friend to man, dog, horse and tree
Subject(s): Dogs; Horses; Trees; Mankind


MAN ON A CORNER, by KIM THERESA ADDONIZIO    Poem Source                
First Line: The man with the golden retreiver is still sitting
Last Line: Of love; it shifts, sighs, lays its head close
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Men


MARRIAGE, by WALTER ROBERT MCDONALD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The neighbors' dogs have howled at the last
Last Line: Animals trot by outside our window %for the blesing of names
Alternate Author Name(s): Mcdonald, Walt
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Prairies - Texas


MARRIED IN THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Negative proof, as in: you believe
Last Line: Like crazy at the door when she comes back
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MASCOT, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the glow of their youth they have come, and they pass
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MASTER AND THE DOG, by IGNACY KRASICKI    Poem Source                
First Line: Because of thieves, a dog barked all night through
Last Line: The silent dog was beaten all the same
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MASTER,' QUOTH THE AULD HOUND, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Fra a' folk in the town
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MASTIFF, by JOHN GREY    Poem Source                
First Line: He's angry as a truck engine
Last Line: Wagging our tail. There's pleasure to be %had in defending the indefensible
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MATLI RANCH, PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: It's like passing into a different era when you approach the dirt road
Last Line: That stray bull to tend to
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


MAY, by BRUCE WEIGL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I wanted to stay with my dog
Last Line: And then on the world
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MEAL, by JEAN FOLLAIN    Poem Source                
First Line: From the white plate %somewhat chipped
Last Line: And with no fear of the night
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunger; Pets


MEDITATIO, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs
Last Line: I confess, my friend, I am puzzled.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MEMORIES, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, no! If a man does not soon pass
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MEN IN LOVE, by DREW TEN EYCK    Poem Source                
First Line: We are met dogs come in from the lake
Last Line: Bury it in a shallow grave
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Love; Men


METAPHOR CROSSES THE ROAD, by MARTHA DEAN MCFERREN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes super cool %is nothing more than
Last Line: But I'm worth something too. %let's both watch out, dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, SELS., by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE                    Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fairies; Supernatural; Winter


MIRACLE, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Last spring I began riding two herds of %cows who were calving. An icy, muddy
Last Line: Living, and resonates with freedom
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


MIXED BREED, by JANE M. MCCLELLAN    Poem Source                
First Line: As temperately as this spring morning unfolds
Last Line: The pair sets off at an old dog's pace, %headed for afternoon
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MOM'S DOG RULE, by PHIL WEIDMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Mom would cringe if
Last Line: Special privileges with %years of good behavior
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Mothers


MONGREL, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In havenpool harbour the ebb was strong
Last Line: Turned to much like a curse as he sank to die, %and a loathing of mankind
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MONGREL HEART, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up the dog bounds to the window, baying
Subject(s): Family Life; Dogs; Relatives


MOTHER CAT'S PURR, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Sleep the half-sleep
Last Line: That's what sleep is -- %for a cat
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


MOTTO FOR A DOG HOUSE, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I love this little house because
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MOUNTAIN GOAT, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Languidly resting on the edge of a precipice
Last Line: What a lesson for humans %tranquilized on bottled relaxers
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MR. LINCOLN'S DOCTOR'S DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
Last Line: The night that mr. Lincoln died
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MR. PETER'S STORY: THE BAGMAN'S DOG, by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a litter, a litter of five
Last Line: He'll be, in all likelihood, blowing up mine!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Dogs; Sailing & Sailors


MUD, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: My neighbor shooed him out because
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MUSHERS, by JOSEPH BLETHEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Where crawls the northern mail still
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MUSIC OF THE HOUNDS, by JAMES BUCKHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: O! Hark how it swells on the clear morning
Alternate Author Name(s): Pastnor, Paul
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY AIREDALE DOG, by W. L. MASON    Poem Source                
First Line: I have a funny airedale dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY BULL TERRIER, by WEX JONES    Poem Source                
First Line: Bull terrier? Sure: she's a white 'un - there ain't no other
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: A timid cringing little thing
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG AND I, by ALICE JEAN CLEATOR    Poem Source                
First Line: When living seems but little worth
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG AND I, by GENEVIEVE W. MASON    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh I am weary of tongues a-clacking
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG AND I, by ISLA PASCHAL RICHARDSON    Poem Source                
First Line: You sit beside my chair, you gaze
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG AND I GROW FAT, by JAMES SEAY    Poem Source                
First Line: His true grace, the dog books hold
Last Line: To work off fat and keep from growing dull
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY DOG GIRLFRIEND ROSE WAS LOST, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: During which I uncontrollably sobbed
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Loss; Nature


MY DOG JERRY, by H. DENLINGER    Poem Text                
First Line: I have a fine dog, his name is jerry
Last Line: By shaking his coat on the floor.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Friendship; Tails


MY DOG'S TAIL, by ARTHUR WALLACE PEACH    Poem Source                
First Line: What puts the wiggle in a little dog's tail
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY FAVORITE FELINE, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Mr. Bigelow was nowhere to be found
Last Line: Now fully aroused, he nuzzled against me. %that he wanted a stroke was easy to see
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY FOX TERRIER, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A little demon in defense
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY GENTLEMAN, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: I own a dog who is a gentleman
Last Line: God grant I may be worthy of my dog!'
Subject(s): Animals;dogs;friendship;gentility;honesty;loyalty


MY HOUND'S NOSE, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: What a wonderful thing
Last Line: Just when master goes
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


MY KAY, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Long time coming into your self-confidence
Last Line: Against my leg %I become grounded
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


MY LITTLE DOG AND ME, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My little dog knows just as much
Last Line: Don't hafter care fer me.
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Pets; Childhood


MY LITTLE YORKSHIRE TERRIER, by HENRY CHAPPELL    Poem Text                
First Line: Dear little bundle of fluff and fun
Last Line: A calm and lovely flame.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Friendship


MY NEIGHBOR'S DOG IS PURPLE, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


MY OLD DAWG, by COURTNEY RYLEY COOPER    Poem Source                
First Line: There's some o' the setter about him
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY OLD HOUND PACK, by ARCHIBALD HAMILTON RUTLEDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Riverward they took him flying
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY TERRIER, by ALFRED COCHRANE    Poem Text                
First Line: A scotch patrician, sandy-haired
Last Line: His tail to a contented wagging.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


MY UNDERDOG IS OVERWEIGHT, by JACK PRELUTSKY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


MY WIFE'S LOVELY DOG, MARY, KILLS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: I wonder if buddha had dog nature
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Nature


NAME OF THE AIR, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It could be like that then the beloved
Last Line: Ask and then standing there without asking
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Breath; Dogs


NEIGHBOR'S DOG, by GEORGIE STARBUCK GALBRAITH    Poem Source                
First Line: O small black puppy with angel eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NEW DOG: VARIATIONS ON A TEXT BY JULES LAFORGUE, by CAROL FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The new dog's sugary breath warms my neck
Last Line: You cover up his final stare
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NEW MOTHER, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: When the kittens were born
Last Line: To warm them - %great ungainly hen
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NEWFOUNDLAND PRAISE, by PAMELA STEWART    Poem Source                
First Line: On days I don't feel pretty I go downstairs
Last Line: Molly undoes my vanities and fear so I feel almost safe
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NEWS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Rufus brought the paper in
Last Line: I think I know where rufus went
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NIGHT HOWLS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Outside the house
Last Line: Beneath the light. %goodnight
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


NIGHT THOUGHTS, by HENRI COULETTE    Poem Source                
First Line: Your kind of night, david, your kind of night
Last Line: And in our dreams when we are somehow you. %what are we if not wholly catholic?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NIGHTMARE, by NGUYEN QUANG THIEU    Poem Source                
First Line: His dog licks and licks his chest
Last Line: His dog licks and licks %and licks and licks
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Dreams


NIGHTSHADE, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog lay under the house, having crawled
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NIGHTSHADE, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog lay under the house, having crawled
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NIP AND TUCK, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Both nip and tuck are spaniel pups
Last Line: Or bones beneath the ground!
Subject(s): Animals; Bones; Dogs


NOTATION ON IMMORTALITY, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We sat debating many things together
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NOTICE GIVEN, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm in disgrace
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


NOVEMBER 24, IN THE HILLS OUTSIDE FAIRBANKS, by JOHN KOOISTRA    Poem Source                
First Line: This morning cold and calm
Last Line: Of the barely rising sun, %this is the early service
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Morning; November


NUTRITION ON TAP, by ROBERT N. FEINSTEIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Our retriever delivered a litter on ten
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OBITUARY, by THOMAS WILLIAM PARSONS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Finding francesca full of tears, I said
Last Line: But -- kiss me, darling! -- dear old smiler's dead.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ODE ON THE DOG, by JOSEPHINE PRESTON PEABODY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My pitch-dark angel with a rosy tongue!
Alternate Author Name(s): Marks, Lionel S., Mrs.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ODE TO A DAWG, by ELOISE BURTIS    Poem Source                
First Line: He's not so fine nor is he proud
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ODE TO A DOG, by GEORGE H. COPPAGE    Poem Source                
First Line: How well remembers %my heart
Last Line: When I bow out
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ODE TO DAPHNIS A PUPPY, PLAYING WITH MIRTILLA IN BED, SELS., by JOHN STACIE    Poem Source                
First Line: Happy daphnis, which can be
Last Line: Happiest thou of sons of bitches
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Philips, Ambrose (1674-1749)


OF AN ANCIENT SPANIEL IN HER FIFTEENTH YEAR, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She was never a dog that had much sense
Last Line: Await us both, eternally, %but I was always ready to bark-- %and so was she
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OL' HOUND DOG, by UNKNOWN+58    Poem Source                
First Line: My houn' dog's gettin' anxious
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD BOB' - 'FRIEND', by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: To some folks he was just a dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG, by CELIA DUFFIN    Poem Source                
First Line: Now that no shrill hunting horn
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG, by PATRICIA HUBBELL    Poem Source                
First Line: Old dog! Old dog! %why do you hold your paw so?
Last Line: Breathe deep. Breathe deep
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: His memory is dim
Last Line: He comes back here %to lie down
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG, by DAVID RAY    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog gazes at his food
Last Line: The scorned bowl glows
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG, by NANCY B. WALL    Poem Source                
First Line: When her rabies tag arrived in the mail
Last Line: Can hold back time
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Rabies


OLD DOG DEAD, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cocker. English. Fifteen years old. Tumor
Subject(s): Dogs; Death - Anim Als


OLD DOG IN THE RUINS OF THE GRAVES AT ARLES, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard tell somewhere
Last Line: The old dogs don't know
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG TRAY, by STEPHEN COLLINS FOSTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The morn of life is past
Last Line: A better friend than old dog tray.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOG'S SONG, SELS., by LESLIE NORRIS                   
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD DOGS, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those trotskys of relationships
Last Line: Famous for not letting you down
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Relationships


OLD MAN THROWING A BALL, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He is tight at first, stiff, stands there atilt
Subject(s): Old Age; Dogs; Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


OLD SHEEP WAGON, by ARTHUR CHAPMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard men for a palace but I want no
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OLD SONNY, by ALVIN DAVID GREENBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: Took old sonny into a bar one time
Last Line: Speak, always speak up: a dog's an act of belief
Subject(s): Animals; Bars And Bartenders; Dogs


OLD SOOT, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: His fur is black; we call him soot
Last Line: When it is ime to go
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


OMAR MEETS A TOY, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Quite gentle is a st. Bernard
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON 'SHEP,' A PET DOG, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: We live in separate worlds, I cannot pierce
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON A DOG'S COLLAR, SALTASH FAIR, CORNWALL (19TH CENTURY), by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Fools have been peeping and wanting to see!
Last Line: So mind your own business and leave me alone
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON A FAVOURITE DOG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Thou who passest on the path
Last Line: Likewise engraved those words on my tomb
Subject(s): Animals;death - Animals;dogs;epitaphs


ON A LITTLE DOG, by MARCUS VALERIUS MARTIALIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Cattullus of a sparrow sung
Alternate Author Name(s): Martial
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON A MALTESE WATCH-DOG, by TYMNES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here the stone says it holds the white dog
Last Line: Voice is prisoned in the silent pathways of night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carian
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Epitaphs


ON A SMALL DOG, by EDMUND CHARLES BLUNDEN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Animula vagula blandula, foundling dear
Last Line: And so to sleep.
Alternate Author Name(s): Blunden, Edmund
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Tokyo


ON A SPANIEL, CALLED BEAU, KILLING A YOUNG BIRD, by WILLIAM COWPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A spaniel, beau, that fares like you
Last Line: So much resemble man?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON MY DOG'S DEATH, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text                
First Line: My friend has gone
Last Line: I am learning to listen.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Faith; Friendship; Grief; Love; Dead, The; Belief; Creed; Sorrow; Sadness


ON OUR SYMPATHY WITH THE UNDER DOG, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First under up and then again down under
Last Line: Lest both should bite him in the toga-togs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics & Government


ON OUR SYMPATHY WITH THE UNDER DOG, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First under up and then again down under
Last Line: Lest both should bite him in the toga-togs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics


ON PARTING WITH SPOT, by HELEN LOUISE WELSHIMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Won't somebody please take care of spot?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON PETS, by AUGUST STRINDBERG    Poem Source                
First Line: I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards
Last Line: Who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON THE COLLAR OF MRS. DINGLEY'S LAP-DOG, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pray steal me not, I'm mrs. Dingley's
Last Line: Whose heart in this four-footed thing lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON THE DEATH OF A FAVOURITE OLD SPANIEL, by ROBERT SOUTHEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And they have drowned thee then at last! Poor phillis
Last Line: Of their own charity, may envy thee!
Subject(s): Aging; Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Drowning; Future Life; Grief; Loss; Retribution; Eternity; After Life; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE DEATH OF A LAP-DOG, ECHO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In wood and wild, ye warbling throng
Last Line: With echo silent lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


ON THE DEATH OF A LAP-DOG, SELS., by JONATHAN SMEDLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Erigone, celestial maid
Last Line: Cou'd take a pinch; or relish tea
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


ON THE DEATH OF ECHO, A FAVOURITE BEAGLE, by DAVID HARTLEY COLERIDGE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Silent at last, beneath the silent ground
Last Line: But now dumb death has chok'd poor echo's cry %and to no call can echo more reply
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleridge, Hartley
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON THE DOG ANGEL, by MIROSLAV HOLUB    Poem Source                
First Line: False tears of light on macadam
Last Line: Gnawing the bones of shooting stars
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ON THE SKELETON OF A HOUND, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nightfall, that saw the morning-glories float
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Skeletons; Dogs; Death - Animals


ONCE IN KHAIROUAN, SOUTH OF TUNIS, A YELLOW KABYL DOG BIT, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: He or she would immediately recognize it as such
Subject(s): Dogs; Rilke, Rainer Maria (1875-1926)


ONE EASTER, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The stores wore christmas perfectly
Last Line: And bit by bit the page begins to fill
Subject(s): Writing & Writers; Easter; Dogs


ONE OF THE ANIMALS, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why does a dog get sick
Last Line: — you tell me.
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Dead, The


ONE WITNESS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The secretary was a presence grim
Last Line: His little dog watched for him at the gate
Subject(s): Animals;dogs;eyes;friendship;presence


ONLY A DOG, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: He left no relatives,' they said
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ONLY A DOG, by VICTOR MARIE HUGO    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Just now a little group stood on the shore
Last Line: Whence is the star?' I said; 'the dog, where gone?'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ONLY A DOG, by GRENVILLE KLEISER    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm only a dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ORDINARY DOG, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When brother takes me walking
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OULD HOUND, by ARTHUR JOHN ARBUTHNOTT STRINGER    Poem Source                
First Line: When shamus made shift wid a turf-hut
Alternate Author Name(s): Arbuthnott, John
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OUTCAST IN HELL, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: During a lull in the stygian flames
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


OUTLAW, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A wild and woeful race he ran
Last Line: For mercy at my judgment seat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Paris, France


OVER THE HILLS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old hound wags his shaggy tail
Last Line: Over the hills and away.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Forests; Hunting; Woods; Hunters


OWNERSHIP, by ISLA PASCHAL RICHARDSON    Poem Source                
First Line: It's quite the vogue to own a dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


P BAR RANCH, KIRKLAND, ARIZONA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: A beautiful high desert valley spreads along the winding boundaries of the
Last Line: Night sounds and smells of the peaceful pine forest
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


PAINTING OF PRINCE FELIPE PROSPERO BY VELASQUEZ, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The little prince stands behind the royal chair
Last Line: The sovereign makes a royal splash, %then the prince %tucks him in bed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PALS, by JOHN E. DONOVAN    Poem Source                
First Line: You see us every morning
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PANDA-MONIUM, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My trip to washington wasn't complete
Last Line: He showed off his beautiful black and white coat, %in a manner that showed he was trying to gloat
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PANEGYRIC FOR GEE, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The anachronistic face of the bulldog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PANEGYRIC FOR GEE, by STANLEY PLUMLY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The anachronistic face of the bulldog
Last Line: Whose singing sober voice alone breaks hearts
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PARDON, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dog lay dead five days without a grave
Last Line: But whether this was false or honest dreaming %I beg death's pardon now. And mourn the dead
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Mourning


PARIS, by PETER JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A white poodle named gigi. A fingernail
Last Line: To whom shall I give it?
Subject(s): Paris, France; Dogs; Love


PASSING OF THISTLE, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is our first summer without a dog
Last Line: The weekends that we spent in the house together %letting each other in and out of doors
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PATSY, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Puppy dog, rough as a bramble
Last Line: Rats, little hound of beelzebub, rats!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


PAVLOV'S DOG, by MICHAEL PETTIT    Poem Source                
First Line: Last night, late, a light rain
Last Line: And brutal as a bell ringing, %always ringing, for sorrow
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PEARL AND I ARE FAR TOO FAT, by ELIZABETH M. THOMAS    Poem Source                
First Line: My granddaughters named her pearl, not me
Last Line: Hopefully, she covered me with kisses
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PET STORE, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: No one looking - %the homeless boy
Last Line: Pats a puppy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PETE AT THE SEASHORE, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I ran along the yellow sand
Last Line: And play beside the sea
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PETE'S HOLIDAY, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We found a hill all green with grass
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PETE'S THEOLOGY, by DONALD ROBERT PERRY MARQUIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: God made seas to play beside
Alternate Author Name(s): Marquis, Don
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PETRONIUS, by FREDERIC P. LADD    Poem Source                
First Line: A dog there was, petronius by name
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PHANTOM DOG, by ANGELA BALL    Poem Source                
First Line: A woman heard something being torn
Last Line: With green, even in january
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PINK DOG, by JOANNE LOWERY    Poem Source                
First Line: His stage is a circle of printed snow
Last Line: Into a suffusion of passing light where he flies on gravity's tip: %a pink dog above a pink snow
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PINK DOG (RIO DE JANEIRO), by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is blazing and the sky is blue
Subject(s): Animals; Carnivals; Dogs; Rio De Janeiro


PINK DOG (RIO DE JANEIRO), by ELIZABETH BISHOP    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is blazing and the sky is blue
Last Line: Dress up! Dress up and dance at carnival!
Subject(s): Animals; Carnivals; Dogs; Rio De Janeiro


PLACE IN THE WOODS, by NANCY JESSER    Poem Source                
First Line: After I found the dogs
Last Line: The house made dark with it %and losing color
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


PLEASE PASS THE BISCUIT, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have a little dog
Last Line: Spangle, I wish you %a ripe old dortage
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


POCHO POEM, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: My perro's named semaforo
Last Line: But when his eyes glow, %everybody %stops
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


POEM FOR LITTLE DOGS, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For all the faithful little dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


POEM TO BEGIN THE SECOND DECADE OF AIDS, by BOYER RICKEL    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog, alive, lucy, my light, sleeps
Last Line: Simply drape across a reclining form
Subject(s): Aids (disease); Animals; Dogs; Sickness


POETIC TALE, by GRACE MADDOCK MILLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh give me a pup
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PRAISE OF A COLLIE, by NORMAN MACCAIG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She was a small dog, neat and fluid
Last Line: I grieved for pollochan when he took her a stroll %and put his gun to the back of her head
Subject(s): Animals; Collies; Dogs; Mourning


PRAYER FOR DOGS, by GOLDIE CAPERS SMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: Good master, bless each dog that no one owns
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PRAYER FOR PRINCE, by BETSEY MANN COLLINS    Poem Source                
First Line: Dear god, way up there in the sky
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PRAYER FOR THE DOGS IN WAR, by MRS. E. WORTHING    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh god, in your highest glory
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs - War Use


PRAYER FOR THE OLD BALLPLAYER, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: May dog heaven %abound
Last Line: Angels %to throw them
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PRAYER OF THE DONKEY, by CARMEN BERNOS DE GASZTOLD    Poem Source                
First Line: O god, who made me
Last Line: All danger is driven away
Subject(s): Animals; Christmas; Dogs; Donkeys


PREFERENCE, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those little woolly insect things
Last Line: I like a dog as is a dog!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PREPARATION, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bone-man lives in a stucco
Subject(s): Family Life; Dogs; Death; Relatives; Dead, The


PREY, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We're walking through stubble and rain
Last Line: His meat, as the sun that rises is his fire
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Nature; Hunters


PRUDENCE, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Help! Mad dog! Cried some one
Last Line: In the opposite direction.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Wisdom


PUP DOG'S OPINION OF THE QUICK TEMPERED MAN, by ROWLAND C. BOWMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: I'm a pup dog and I know it
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PUP IN THE SNOWSTORM, by FRANCES MARY FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My lop eared pup looking up at me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Snow


PUPPY, by LEE BENNETT HOPKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: We brought our puppy
Last Line: Waking me up %tickling my toes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PUPPY, by ROBERT L. TYLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Catch and shake the cobra garden hose
Last Line: Rainbows to the yap yap sun
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PYGMY HUT, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Heavy drops %fell from the trees
Last Line: Heavy drops %fell from the trees %& made a %plopping %sound %as they hit %the poodles
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


PYTHAGORAS AND THE DOG, by XENOPHANES    Poem Text                
First Line: Once he was passing by an ill-used pup
Last Line: I recognized it when I heard it yell.'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pythagorus (580-500 B.c.)


QUALITY, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: My little dog lies curled asleep
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RADIO, by DOROTHY BEEDY    Poem Text                
First Line: All afternoon wind and rain
Last Line: And brought your slippers to your chair.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RAGGED ROVER, by LESLIE CLARE MANCHESTER    Poem Source                
First Line: I have still a vision of him
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RAGGLES, by ROBERT C. V. MEYERS    Poem Source                
First Line: Says the colonel to the sergeant, 'I was kept awake all night'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RAGS, by EDMUND VANCE COOKE    Poem Text                
First Line: We called him 'rags,' he was just a cur
Last Line: I'll take my chance in hell.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RAIN, by KAJETAN KOVIC    Poem Source                
First Line: Rain is making a racket in the gutter
Last Line: And their own tight unknown bodies
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting


RAINING CATS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: It's raining cats
Last Line: They're purring down %on top of me
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


RAINING DOGS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: It's raining dogs
Last Line: And cur-rents cover %half the town
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


RANCH DOG (AS A RANCH DOG MIGHT TELL IT), by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Now I don't go to groomers %gettin' clipped and sprayed and fluffed
Last Line: I'll live and die a ranch dog %that's the only life for me
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


RCA VICTOR, by BILLY COLLINS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog is seated by the victrola
Last Line: The dog wonders %trembling slightly
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RED DOG, by GRACE GRAFTON    Poem Source                
First Line: She sits at attention
Last Line: Begins to whisper again %the story of seeds
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RELIGION, by ROBERT WRIGLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The last thing the old dog brought home
Subject(s): Dogs; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


REMARKS FROM THE PUP, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: She's taught me that I mustn't bark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


REMARKS TO MY GROWN-UP PUP, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: By rules of fitness and of tense
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


REMEMBERING THAT CITY BUS RIDE IN QUITO, EQUADOR, by WILLIAM JOSEPH MEISSNER    Poem Source                
First Line: I saw it first: a black dog
Last Line: Like a blanket of exhaust
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Driving And Drivers; Equador


REQUIEM TO A DOG IN THE RAIN, by ASHER REICH    Poem Source                
First Line: A winter-haunted sky
Last Line: Death embraces the dog. %cars continue to honk
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs


RETRIEVER, by RANDY BLASING    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wish I had a dog to take me different
Subject(s): Dogs


RETURN, by GREG KUZMA    Poem Source                
First Line: Upon reaching home I wrote this poem sitting in the car
Last Line: Black dog I love you %who owns no objects
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RETURN OF REX AND ETHEL, by ARNOLD ADOFF    Poem Source                
First Line: In our town there is a quiet street that runs to the edge of open fields
Last Line: Pepper and belle get on their bus to school. %another day begins
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Grief


RHAPSODY ON A DOG'S INTELLIGENCE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear dog that seems to stand and gravely
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RIDING THE SUBWAY IN NEW YORK, I REMEMBER, by DENISE DUHAMEL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The time I was ten and walking
Last Line: Wherever I wanted
Subject(s): Dogs


RITO, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: Short for el rito. The town dog
Last Line: For rito, the town dog - a free spirit!
Subject(s): Animals; Bones; Death - Animals; Dogs; Graves


ROAD TO VAGABONDIA, by DANA BURNET    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He was sitting on a doorstep
Last Line: And all the stars to spend!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Wanderers And Wandering


ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS WITH THE DOGS OF AMERICA, by ADA LIMON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It's a day when all the dogs of all
Subject(s): Dogs


RODGERSON'S DOUG, by WILLIAM AITKEN    Poem Text                
First Line: In oor famed sugar city o' tierces and bags
Last Line: Had some men the judgment o' rodgerson's doug.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Labor & Laborers; Work; Workers


ROGER AND I, by JULIAN S. CUTLER    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, roger, my dear old doggie, they say
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RON, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: His name is ron
Last Line: Like air, like dreams
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ROSY, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When you walked in with your suitcase, leaving
Last Line: You understand, the animal means nothing to me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ROTTWEILERS, by MARGOT K. JUBY    Poem Source                
First Line: The rottweilers at number forty have gone
Last Line: They didn't belong here. And nor do I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ROVER, by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No classic warrior tempts my pen
Last Line: We'll keep the nook for rover.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ROYALTY, by ORRICK JOHNS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two tall dogs on the road to georgetown
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


RUBY, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Poor ruby is dead! And before her no more
Last Line: When they look at thy hearthrug-'poor ruby is dead!'
Subject(s): Accidents; Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Murder


RUNNING, by JOHN ALLMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: Up into mist before dawn, panting on the dark
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


S BAR S RANCH, KAMAS, UTAH, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: An interstate 80 stretches to the east of salt lake city, the golden foothills
Last Line: Under the huge oaks that surround the old %victorian house the simpsons call home
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


SAINT BERNARD, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: The fundamental things that owners need
Last Line: It slobbers on all objects in its path
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SAME OLD STORY, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Old moon rising %white as bone
Last Line: Same old hound dog. %same old coon
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SANCTUARY, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Neighbour! For pity a hound cries on your steps
Last Line: "off from my door! I have no place for you."
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Rejection


SANDRA: AT THE BEAVER TRAP, by MICHAEL S. HARPER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nose only above water
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SANDRA: AT THE BEAVER TRAP, by MICHAEL S. HARPER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nose only above water
Last Line: Last of her line
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SCHOLAR AND THE [OR HIS] DOG, by JOHN MARSTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was a scholar: seven useful springs
Last Line: At length he waked and yawned: and by yon sky %for aught I knew he knew as much as I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SCHOLARLY POOCH, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A silky, white west-highland terrier
Last Line: Perhaps he's solving the dilemma %of overcrowding in the kennels
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SEASONS: AUTUMN, by HARRY BEHN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Across cold, moon-bright
Last Line: And then another
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SELLING A DOG, by IRWIN RUSSELL    Poem Source                
First Line: H'yat, pot-liquor! What you at? You heah me callin' you?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SENTIMENTAL DANGERS, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When out of work and fierce with self-pity
Last Line: And the river smelled like a wet, unwanted dog
Subject(s): Unemployment; Dogs


SERENADE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs on a summer nights
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SHADOW, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Who knows where the grooming brush
Last Line: In the yards of men? %shadow knows
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SHAR-PEI STORE DETECTIVE, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: The sign said 'magoo is on vacation.'
Last Line: But suddenly I appear on the scene %and what startled looks my presence brings
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SHEEP-HERDING, by SHARLOT MABRIDTH HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: A gray, slow-moving, dust-powered wave,
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SHEEPDOG TRIALS IN HYDE PARK; FOR ROBERT FROST, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A shepherd stands at one end of the arena
Last Line: Controlled woolgathering is my work too
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Shepherds & Sheperdesses


SHEEPDOG TRIALS IN HYDE PARK; FOR ROBERT FROST, by CECIL DAY LEWIS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A shepherd stands at one end of the arena
Last Line: Of shepherding the unruly, for a kind of %controlled woolgathering is my work too
Alternate Author Name(s): Blake, Nicolas
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SHOOTING PRAIRIE DOGS, by LINDA M. HASSELSTROM    Poem Source                
First Line: I lie down in the short grass
Last Line: The dog falls in his hole; his heart lies on the edge, %quivering
Subject(s): Prairie Dogs


SHOOTING THE DOG, by JUNE JORDAN                Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


SIGNALS, by PATRICIA ZONTELLI    Poem Source                
First Line: I have heard that the dead
Last Line: You know, you really deserve this good life.'
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


SIGNS OF SIGNS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: To have been bitten once by a dog is quite enough
Last Line: I look for signs of signs everywhere
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Restaurants; Signs And Signboards


SILA, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upgrade, past snow-tangled bramble, past
Last Line: The dog exploded
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Deer; Dogs; Eskimos; Native Americans; Dead, The; Inuit; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America


SILA, by ROBERT PENN WARREN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Upgrade, past snow-tangled bramble, past
Last Line: Heart straining, to utter that cry? - but %cannot, breath short
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Deer; Dogs; Eskimos; Native Americans


SINGING AND BARKING, by NINA CASSIAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He sleeps in my bed like an enormous lizard, he says
Last Line: Take my word for it
Subject(s): Animals; Beds; Dogs; Singing And Singers


SIR WALTER'S FRIEND, by ZITELLA COCKE    Poem Source                
First Line: Your invitation, sir, to dine %with you ...'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SIX FEET, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: My little rough dog and I
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SMALL DEFEATS: BURYING A DOG, by GORDON WEAVER    Poem Source                
First Line: See how, in death, it seems to grin
Last Line: Fears are not banished by a grin
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


SNAKE OF A MAN, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Somebody poisoned my dog today
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SO WHAT'S WRONG?, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here it is, a green world, / and all of these millions
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Life


SO WHAT'S WRONG?, by RUTH STONE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here it is, a green world, %and all of these millions
Last Line: The strange reflected light %of a dead moon
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Life


SO YOU PUT THE DOG TO SLEEP, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You love your dog and carve his steaks
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SO YOU PUT THE DOG TO SLEEP, by THOMAS LUX    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You love your dog and carve his steaks
Last Line: So you put the dog to sleep. Bad dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SOCRATES, A MINIATURE SCHNAUZER, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: My wisdom is known far and wide
Last Line: The defendant was reduced to uncontrollable tears, %when I sent him to prison for many years
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SOLDIER'S DOG, by ETHEL BARNETT DE VITO    Poem Source                
First Line: Oftener than he'd like it known
Alternate Author Name(s): De Vito, E. B.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SOME DOGS, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: Some dogs guard
Last Line: He's sure some pet
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


SOME NIGHTS THE DARK HILL, by ANN S. GOLDSMITH    Poem Source                
First Line: When, walking in the park at twilight
Last Line: Walks at evening with his three black dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Night


SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, by STEPHEN ELLIOTT DUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Last night joan sutherland was nuancing
Last Line: Imagine! The journey, the delicacy of the arrival
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunn, Stephen
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SOMETHING SORTO' HEALING, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: One time when I sat talking to a friend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONG CALLED HIS HIDE IS COVERED WITH HAIR, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog is a faithful, intelligent friend
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Variant Title(s): East And Wes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hair


SONG OF THE BLACK DOG, by PAUL ZIMMER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When my black dog sings
Last Line: In the south woods almost rise %in alarm to bound away
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONG OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are many who say that a dog has his day
Last Line: And if I indulge in a bite at a bulge, %let's hope you won't think me too vicious
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONNET FOR MY DOG, by THOMAS CURTIS CLARK    Poem Source                
First Line: In distant lands the statesmen scheme and plot
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONNET TO TARTAR, A TERRIER BEAUTY, by THOMAS LOVELL BEDDOES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Snowdrop of dogs, with ear of brownest dye
Last Line: Solicitudes canine, four-footed amities.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONNET TO THE KYNGE, by THEODORE AGRIPPA D' AUBIGNE    Poem Text                
First Line: Sire, your dogge lemon, once your bed-fellowe
Last Line: On your devotion waits a like rewarde.
Subject(s): Animals; Courts & Courtiers; Dogs; Royal Court Life; Royalty; Kings; Queens


SONNETS FROM ONE STATE WEST: 2. SUNBATHING, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My neighbor's new store-bought dog yaps again
Last Line: Quickly enough on their own sweet time
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SONNETS FROM ONE STATE WEST: 2. SUNBATHING, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My neighbor's new store-bought dog yaps again
Last Line: All burning down to ash and grime %quickly enough on their own sweet time
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SOON, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When I say the word walk, or even spell it,
Subject(s): Language; Dogs; Words; Vocabulary


SOULS IN THE BALANCE: 5. THE DOGS, by ARTHUR WILLIAM SYMONS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My desires are upon me like dogs, I beat them back
Last Line: And my soul be these dogs' meat.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Soul


SPACE STATION, by TOM SLEIGH    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: My mother and I and the dog were floating
Subject(s): Mothers; Dogs; Weightlessness


SPAN OF LIFE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old dog barks backward without getting up
Last Line: I remember when he was a pup
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPARKLING BRANDY, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Brandy tumbled, rolled, and jumped on me
Last Line: But I surrendered to his eager display of love, %'come brandy, up again!'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPELL, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: It is the eyes
Last Line: I give him a treat - %again
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPILL OF MOON, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
Last Line: On the bedroom floor - %silver retriever
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SPIRITS OF DOGS, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Out here in the vast landscapes %the big sky
Last Line: The spirits of dogs dance in my heart
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


SPRINGER SPANIEL NAMED FRECKLES, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A springer spaniel with large brown eyes beckoned me
Last Line: But found no treasure %to equal the canine treat I had
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ST. LAZARUS OF THE DOGS', by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: When I am come to heaven's door
Last Line: To keep me from alarm
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


STALKING, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: A tremble of grass
Last Line: And the crunching of bones %after
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


STATE OF THE UNION: 9. PHAEMON'S DOG, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A race at one time across country
Last Line: With so much meat in their mouths
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Animals; Courage; Dogs


STATUE OF A DOG, by MACEDONIUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This hound (no chase too stern for such a creature)
Last Line: He's barking, I'll be bound, -- good dog, go home!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Macedonius Of Thessalonica; Macedonius Consul
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


STONE SAYS THAT IT COVERS HERE THE WHITE DOG., by TYMNES    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Of night contain that creature's barking voice
Alternate Author Name(s): Carian
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


STORM, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Outside, the night %is drowning
Last Line: Leaps %into my lap
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


STORMY, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What name could
Subject(s): Dogs; Names


STORY OF MONGREL GREY, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the story the stockman told
Last Line: The purchase money of mongrel grey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Camping; Dogs; Forests; Moon; Camps; Summer Camps; Woods


STRAY DOG BY THE SUMMERHOUSE, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning, down
Last Line: And it was sweet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


STRAY DOG, NEAR ECULLY, by MARGARET AVISON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog called sesame slewed out
Subject(s): Dogs


STRUTHIOUS FARMS, LITTLETON, COLORADO, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: When one thinks of 'ranches' one usually thinks of cows and cowboys
Last Line: Seat to the obvious enjoyment these 'gentle giants' exhibit while %guarding their 'flerd'
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


SUBSIDY, by WILLIAM M. BRONK    Poem Source                
First Line: Well, I don't know: that crazy dog
Last Line: Is elsewhere. Welcome morning. Give me joy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SUBURBAN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday mrs. Friar phoned. 'mr ciardi
Last Line: When even these suburbs will give up their dead
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Suburbs


SUBURBAN, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday mrs. Friar phoned. 'mr ciardi
Last Line: When even these suburbs shall give up their dead
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Suburbs


SUDIVIDED (FOR JUDY MATLI), by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: I was there just twice before
Last Line: That dog and ranch had died
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


SUNBATHING, by DAVID BAKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My neighbor's new store-bought dog yaps again
Subject(s): Dogs; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SUNNING, by JAMES STERLING TIPPETT    Poem Source                
First Line: Old dog lay in the summer sun
Last Line: Much too lazy to rise and run
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SURE THING, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Love the poetry sure %the whack and ring
Last Line: Like mature steaming on the trail
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


SUSQUEHANNA COUNTRY, by LIZ ROSENBERG    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those many dark nights in our wedding house
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SUSQUEHANNA COUNTRY, by LIZ ROSENBERG    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Those many dark nights in our wedding house
Last Line: I thought I could not %run out of them
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SWEEP, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Auld sweep, your muzzle's grey
Last Line: Sweep, the noo!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


SYCAMORE, by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN KING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Pecooliarity of his bark
Last Line: "he never'll sic 'em more."
Alternate Author Name(s): King, Ben
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Plane Trees; Dead, The; Sycamores


SYMPATHETIC, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Whenever I start out to walk, our dog he seems to know
Last Line: He leaves me sittin' somewheres and a-feelin' just that way!
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Sympathy; Childhood; Empathy


TAFFY, by MARY KINZIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We were tired of the easter chicks
Last Line: Usn to remember, once forget
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TALE OF A DOG, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Curse on all curs!' I heard a cynic cry
Last Line: E'en from a dog to learn a christian virtue!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TALKING TO THE MOON, by JOHN KOOISTRA    Poem Source                
First Line: Out with the dog
Last Line: And all that space %that couldn't care less
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Moon; Walking


TANGO, A POODLE DOG, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: He glided smoothly down the street
Last Line: That matched his mistress' jacket, %the ginger rogers and fred astaire %of 1983
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TEN SONGS: 5, by WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The single creature leads a partial life
Last Line: In all his walks I follow at his side, %his faithful servant and his loving shade
Alternate Author Name(s): Auden, W. H.
Variant Title(s): The Single Creature; Cats And Dog
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


TEN VERSIONS OF SEPARATION: 1. A DOG SEPARATED FROM ITS MASTER, by XUE TAO    Poem Source                
First Line: Behind crimson gates for four or five years
Last Line: Upon the red silk rug
Subject(s): Absence; Animals; China - Tang Dynasty (618-905); Dogs


THANKS, by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: I met them on the trail today
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THAT LITTLE DOG, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE BALLAD OF BLOSSOM, by MONA VAN DUYN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The lake is known as west branch pond
Subject(s): Owls; Cows; Nature; Dogs


THE BALLAD OF THE LITTLE BLACK HOUND, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Who knocks at the geraldine's door tonight
Last Line: The laugh of a little child.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE BOOK OF THE DEAD MAN (#67), by MARVIN BELL                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The dead man, that man, consorted with canines in the turmoil
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE CHARGE OF OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE, by ANDREW MOTION    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: We have to remember: when raglan and others
Subject(s): Crimean War (1853-1856); Dogs


THE CHOW, A DOG OF ANCIENT ORIGIN, HAS A BLUE-BLACK TONGUE, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yet we accept her kisses, affectionate as air
Last Line: Glances off the black- / lined mouth, the dogtooth violet
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Dogs; Tongues


THE CLEARING, by JANE KENYON    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog and I push through the ring
Last Line: Is wait for you to come back to me
Subject(s): Dogs; Love - Loss Of


THE COYOTE, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Veering down the track like a girl veering down a cobbled street
Subject(s): Dogs


THE CURATE THINKS YOU HAVE NO SOUL, by ST. JOHN LUCAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The curate thinks you have no soul
Last Line: May leap to lick my phantom hand.
Alternate Author Name(s): Lucas-lucas, St. John Welles
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE CYNOTAPH, by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Where shall I bury my poor dog tray
Last Line: And that put him out of his pain!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DAINTY DOG, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A dainty dog had chanced to note
Last Line: "invite me, pray, with you to dine!"
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DANGEROUS DOG, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dangerous dog in the drawing-room lay
Last Line: A bumble-bee close to his head!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DIAMOND DOG, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


THE DINGO-CHASER, by LEX MCLENNAN    Poem Text                
First Line: His camp was warm in the wilgas, the scent of the dew was sweet
Last Line: He follows across the midnight the way that the wild dog goes.
Subject(s): Animals; Cattle; Death; Dingoes; Dogs; Story-telling; Dead, The


THE DOG, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog was there, outside her door
Last Line: To open them for her!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DOG, by VICTOR MONTEJO    Poem Text                
First Line: Near the military barracks
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Politics & Government


THE DOG, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The truth I do not stretch or shove
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DOG, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Dogs


THE DOG, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: What was I doing with my white teeth exposed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DOG AT THE CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE, by PAMELA ALEXANDER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Husky-masked, bologna-tongued, pfoxer
Alternate Author Name(s): Alexander, Pam
Subject(s): Dogs; Animals; Dogs


THE DOG IN THE RIVER, by GAIUS JULIUS PHAEDRUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The churl that wants another's fare
Last Line: Both shade and substance, beef and bone.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Gluttony


THE DOG OF ART, by DENISE LEVERTOV    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: That dog with daisies for eyes
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE DOG SITTERS, by EDWARD FIELD    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friends, we tried so hard
Alternate Author Name(s): Elliot, Bruce
Subject(s): Dogs


THE DOG STOLTZ, by AUGUST KLEINZAHLER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog stoltz pushed his paw pads into my neck
Subject(s): Dogs; Poetry & Poets


THE DOG'S TURN, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They're at me all the day
Last Line: I guess what's good for baby boys is good for doggies too.
Subject(s): Animals; Baths & Bathing; Boys; Cleanliness; Dogs; Showers & Showering


THE DOGS AT LIVE OAK BEACH, SANTA CRUZ, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: As if there could be a world
Last Line: Does your smeared forehead out-top the gracious mountain?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Seashore; Beach; Coast; Shore


THE DOLLAR DOG , by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I had a dollar dog named spot
Last Line: But a lot of kinds to get for a dollar
Subject(s): Dogs


THE DROWNED SPANIEL, by CHARLES TENNYSON TURNER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The day-long bluster of the storm was o'er
Last Line: Betwixt the rainbow and the golden sea.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Drowning


THE FAITHFUL DOG, by LYDIA HUNTLEY SIGOURNEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See! How he strives to rescue from the flood
Last Line: Faithful to death.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE FARMER, THE SPANIEL, AND THE CAT, by EDWARD MOORE (1712-1757)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why knits my dear her angry brow?
Last Line: And spurn'd the snarler from his side.
Subject(s): Animals; Beauty; Cats; Dogs; Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


THE FIRST FUNERAL, by ROBERT RANKE GRAVES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The whole field was so smelly; / we smelt the poor dog first
Last Line: And said: 'poor dog, amen!'
Subject(s): Animals; Corpses; Dogs; World War I; Cadavers; First World War


THE GIFT, by LOUISE ELIZABETH GLUCK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, you may not recognize me
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE GOOD DOG OF BRETTE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "should you ever go to brette, be sure you don't fail"
Last Line: He fares -- the poor man! -- like the poodle of brette!
Subject(s): Animals;dogs


THE HARPER, by THOMAS CAMPBELL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: On the green banks of shannon, when sheelah was nigh
Last Line: I can nevermore return with my poor dog tray.
Variant Title(s): The Irish Harper And His Dog;poor Dog Tray
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Shannon (river), Ireland


THE HIRED MAN'S DOG-STORY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs, I contend; its jes' about
Last Line: "how the other gits its livin'!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fantasy


THE INTRUDER, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: In the evenings they listen to the same
Subject(s): Friendship; Dogs


THE JACQUERIE: SONG. THE HOUND, by SIDNEY LANIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The hound was cuffed, the hound was kicked
Last Line: (all.) u-lu-lo, howled the hound.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE LEGEND OF LADY GERTRUDE, by ADA CAMBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fallen the lofty halls, where vassal crowds
Last Line: The phantom of a lady and a hound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cross, George, Mrs.
Subject(s): Love Ė Loss Of; Death; Dogs


THE LION AND THE DOG, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Let who think of what they will
Subject(s): Lions; Dogs; Human Behavior; Conduct Of Life; Human Nature


THE LITTLE DOG BARKED AT THE BUGGY, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Mr. Downey o'gloom, with pardonable pride
Last Line: The terrier barks at our buggy.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE LITTLE DOG'S DAY, by RUPERT BROOKE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All in the town were still asleep
Subject(s): Dogs; Death - Animals; Soldiers' Writings


THE LITTLE DOG-WOGGY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A little dog-woggy
Last Line: The world.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fantasy; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE LONELY DOG, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Text                
First Line: He often came and stood outside my door
Last Line: He only craved an understanding friend.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE MANEATER, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: James jimpson has a savage pup, and
Last Line: Or this old world in which we dwell will furnish rocky sledding.
Subject(s): Animals; Danger; Dogs


THE MESSENGERS, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: The huge dog, broderick, and
Subject(s): Dogs


THE MOUNTAIN SQUATTER, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Herein my mountain home
Last Line: All west of gundagai!'
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Horses; Mountains; Sheep; Hills; Downs (great Britain)


THE MYSTERY MAN, by NETTIE PALMER    Poem Text                
First Line: Going home in the dusk from the township
Last Line: Dan kelly, the brother of ned!
Subject(s): Animals; Crime & Criminals; Dogs; Rumors


THE NOR'WEST COURIER, by JOHN EDWARD LOGAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Up, my dogs, merrily
Last Line: Must buffet the foe.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dane, Barry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Northwest, Pacific


THE OLD DOG, by ANITA GRAY CHANDLER    Poem Text                
First Line: He lies upon the rug before the fire
Last Line: He knows, dear dog, our love for him won't fail.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE OLD DOG IN THE RUINS OF THE GRAVES AT ARLES, by JAMES WRIGHT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard tell somewhere
Last Line: The old dogs donít know
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, James A.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE PACK'S LAST HUNT, by JR. HART IRVING H.    Poem Text                
First Line: No, boy, I haven't had a pack or run
Last Line: "seems like I have damn rotten luck with dogs."
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


THE PARDON, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dog lay dead five days without a grave
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Mourning; Bereavement


THE PASSING OF THISTLE, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: This is our first summer without a dog.
Subject(s): Dogs; Animals; Dogs


THE PAUPER, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It dawned a morn to make a heart despair
Last Line: More swift, more kind, the flow of thames' dark wave.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Animals; Dogs; Thames (river); Estrangement; Outcasts


THE PET COON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Noey bixler ketched him, an' fetched him in to me
Last Line: "er 'greedy,' next he whips yer dog, shall whip you, too!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets; Raccoons


THE PETITION OF THE MASSACHUSETTS FARMER'S DOG TO HIS MASTER, by ROYALL TYLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: And must the law's inexorable doom
Last Line: And sweet humanity crown all her race.
Alternate Author Name(s): Old Simon; S.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE PLAYMATE, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I barked beneath his window, 'come and play!'
Last Line: There's nothing left to do but wait—and wait.
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Pets; Play; Childhood


THE PLEA OF THE DEFENDANT (ON A PICTURE OF A MUZZLED PUPPY), by ROBERT UNDERWOOD JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, here I'm muzzled, fast and tight
Last Line: Was growl a little bit.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 61, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I see hundreds of dogs
Last Line: A pack of dogs can't share
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Animals; Chinese Literature; Dogs; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


THE POET AND HIS DOGS, by ARTHUR PETERSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Come on, my dogs! Come sandy, mozambique
Last Line: Home let us wander o'er the dusky hills!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Soul


THE PUP, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: He tore the curtains yesterday
Last Line: She scolds a lot about the pup.
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE PUPPY CLASS, by BURGES JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I tell them all that a's for appetite
Last Line: Who lick your face and bark and tumble down.
Subject(s): Animals; Children; Dogs; Childhood


THE SADNESS OF PUPPIES, by BARBARA RAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Up there, squirrels, teasing and clacking
Subject(s): Grief; Dogs; Sorrow; Sadness


THE SEEING EYE, by EZRA POUND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The small dogs look at the big dogs
Last Line: That we find minute observation.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE SEVEN SAGES OF ROME: 2, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: The emperor rose at dawn of day / and bade them bring his son straightway
Last Line: "his son he back to prison sent, / upon his way the master went"
Subject(s): Animals;dogs


THE SHEPHERD'S PIPE: SIXTH ECLOGUE, by WILLIAM BROWNE (1591-1643)    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Philos of his dog doth brag
Last Line: Make haste again.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, William Of Tavistock
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE SLAYING OF CONBEG, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "sore grief to me, conbeg, that you are drowned"
Last Line: "a fill of sorrow, alas! Through life to me"
Subject(s): Animals;dogs


THE SONG CALLED HIS HIDE IS COVERED WITH HAIR, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The dog is a faithful, intelligent friend
Last Line: Whose hide is covered with hair
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Variant Title(s): East And West
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hair


THE SONG OF THE MISCHIEVOUS DOG, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: There are many who say that a dog has his day
Last Line: And that bees never work in their hives
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Cats; Lobsters; Bees


THE SORROW OF OBEDIENCE, by JOHN CIARDI                    Poet's Biography
First Line: The lieutenant ordered me to ask abdhul
Last Line: I was once more left to grieve for my imperfections
Subject(s): Obedience; Army Life; Dogs


THE STRAY DOG BY THE SUMMERHOUSE, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: This morning, down
Last Line: And it was sweet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE THREE JOLLY HUNTERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O there were three jolly hunters
Last Line: Looky there!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Hunters


THE TRAIN DOGS, by EMILY PAULINE JOHNSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Out of the night and the north
Last Line: The wolfish blood in their veins.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tekahionwake
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Hunting; Native Americans; Roads; Hunters; Indians Of America; American Indians; Indians Of South America; Paths; Trails


THE TRUST, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Something was killing sheep
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE TWA DOGS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in that place o' scotland's isle
Last Line: Resolv'd to meet some ither day.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE UNDER-DOG, by MARTHA TAYLOR    Poem Text                
First Line: My whole life long I've been an under-dog
Last Line: And never know the thrill of seeking fame.
Subject(s): Under-dogs


THE VAGABONDS, by JOHN TOWNSEND TROWBRIDGE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We are two travellers, roger and I
Last Line: The sooner the better for roger and me!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Life; Wandering & Wanderers; Wanderlust; Vagabonds; Tramps; Hoboes


THE VICTOR DOG, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bix to buxtehude to boulez / the little white dog on the victor label
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music & Musicians; Sound Recordings; Trademarks; Phonograph Records; Recordings; Records; Audiodiscs; Discography


THE WARRIGAL (WILD DOG OF AUSTRALIA), by HENRY CLARENCE KENDALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The warrigal's lair is pent in bare
Last Line: Where his mates are torrent and tree.
Subject(s): Animals; Dingoes; Dogs


THE WILD BEAST, by DORA SIGERSON SHORTER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: One spring as I went walking
Last Line: Upon an easter morn.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sigerson, Dora; Shorter, Mrs. Clement
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fights; Lions


THE WOLVES, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At night while the dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE YOUNG MAN FROM PALL MALL, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: There was a young man from pall mall
Last Line: And he was eat by a dog in the hall
Subject(s): Animals;dogs;errors;imagination;rabbits; Mistakes;fallacies;fancy;hares


THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF ANCONA, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: That anxious old man of ancona
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THIS, by ADRIENNE CECILE RICH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Face flashing free -- child-arms
Last Line: I wanted this from you
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THIS AFTERWARD, by CHRISTOPHER HOWELL    Poem Source                
First Line: The sand in the eye
Last Line: And you're just walking and walking %by yourself
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THIS TREE, by WILLIAM HATHAWAY    Poem Source                
First Line: Said the little plaque in sober brass
Last Line: I'll never love a god damn stump
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THREE EPISTLES TO G. LLOYD ON A PASSAGE FROM HOMER'S ILIAD: 2, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Your consent I made bold to suppose, in my last
Last Line: If it will not make sense in their own mother tongue.
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Animals; Apollo; Dogs; Mythology - Classical; Wilderness; Animal Abuse; Vivisection


THREE-LEGGED DOG, by DENNIS SCHMITZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Which I wanted as allegory
Last Line: At teeth, phlegmatic, the only one of his retinue %attentive
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THROES, by DONALD MORRILL    Poem Source                
First Line: In the photograph in the magazine, forty-eight lumberjacks and two
Last Line: Their midst are crossed saws, five axes and twelve wedges upright like headstones
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THROUGH FIELDS OF MOONLIGHT, by RAELENE NEWELL WHITE    Poem Text                
First Line: An eager hound through fields of moonlight ran
Last Line: Beauty forgotten for little hares of rest?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THUNDER AND LIGHTNIN', by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: How come you keep that worthless hound?'
Last Line: Now. Thunder is a good cow dog, %but lightnin'-he's the king!
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


TO 'SILK', by MARTY HALE    Poem Source                
First Line: I know that my dog has a soul
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A BULL-DOG, by JOHN COLLINGS SQUIRE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: We shan't see willie [or, willy] any more, mamie
Last Line: And he won't be coming here any more.
Alternate Author Name(s): Eagle, Solomon; Squire, J. C.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; World War I; First World War


TO A COLLIE PUP, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody had to show you
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A COLLIE PUP, by CARL RAKOSI    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Nobody had to show you
Last Line: And the degree %of master of arts
Alternate Author Name(s): Rawley, Callmann
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DACHSHOUND, by E. T. HOPKINS    Poem Source                
First Line: My faithful peter, mount upon my knee
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear faithful object of my tender care
Last Line: Could boast thy grateful truth and spotless fame!
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Dogs


TO A DOG, by JOHN JAY CHAPMAN    Poem Text                
First Line: Past happiness dissolves. It fades away
Last Line: If but his footstep sounded on the stair!
Variant Title(s): His Vanished Master
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; World War I - Casualties


TO A DOG, by STANTON ARTHUR COBLENTZ    Poem Source                
First Line: Though sometimes narrowing as a wolf's might do
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG DREAMING, by EDWARD JOHN MORETON DRAX PLUNKETT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: What golden rabbits do you chase
Alternate Author Name(s): Dunsany, Lord; Dunsany, 18th Baron
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG INJURED IN THE STREET, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is myself / not the poor beast lying there
Last Line: To believe it
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG INJURED IN THE STREET, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It is myself %not the poor beast lying there
Last Line: Let all men believe it, as you have taught me also %to believe it
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG'S MEMORY, by LOUISE IMOGEN GUINEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The gusty morns are here
Last Line: And keep the watch for me.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A DOG, GROWN BLIND, by MAZIE V. CARUTHERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Safe tethered by his master's loving hand
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A POMERANIAN PUPPY, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often as I strain and stew
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A POMERANIAN PUPPY, by LOUIS UNTERMEYER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Often as I strain and stew
Alternate Author Name(s): Lewis, Michael
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A PUPPY, by LEWETTE BEAUCHAMP POLLOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Oh, puppy with the floppy ears
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A SPANIEL, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: No, daisy! Lift not up thy ear
Last Line: These many days, and start and weep.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO A TERRIER, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text                
First Line: Crib, on your grave beneath the chestnut boughs
Last Line: Ere death the dog-thief carried you afar!
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Pets


TO A VAUDEVILLE TERRIER SEEN ON A LEASH IN THE PARK, by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Three times a day - at two, at seven, at nine
Last Line: To be -- alas, how seldom -- just a dog!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO AN IRISH SETTER PUP, by UNKNOWN+20    Poem Source                
First Line: Shamus is an irish dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO AN IRISH TERRIER, by THOMAS WALSH    Poem Text                
First Line: Rough is your coat and sharp the bite and bark
Last Line: In answer to our call and every need.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gill, Roderick; Strange, Garrett
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets


TO BUCK, by VERA C. STALLKNECHT    Poem Text                
First Line: Come, lay your velvet head across my knee
Last Line: Our god will not resent your presence there.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


TO CHILDREN: FOR TYRANTS, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Strike not thy dog with a stick!
Last Line: For the hound slain for saving his child.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Guilt; Hunting; Hunters


TO FLUSH, MY DOG, by ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Loving friend, the gift of one
Last Line: Loving fellow-creature!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO JOHN, MY COLLIE, by WALTER PEIRCE    Poem Source                
First Line: So you have left me. Here's the end
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO LUATH (ROBERT BURNS' DOG), by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, luath, man, when you came prancing
Last Line: And yours the blame!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Dogs; Poetry & Poets


TO MY DEAD DOG, by JOHN LAWSON STODDARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All is noiseless
Last Line: We, like leo, lie at rest!
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Grief; Love; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


TO MY DOG, by JOHN GALSWORTHY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear! When I leave you
Last Line: As now you pull my sleeve!
Alternate Author Name(s): Sinjohn, John
Variant Title(s): Abandonment
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Longing


TO MY DOG, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I often wonder why on earth
Last Line: That women always fall for.
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO MY DOG BLANCO, by JOSIAH GILBERT HOLLAND    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My dear dumb friend, low lying there
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO MY DOG, JOWLER, by JONATHAN DORR BRADLEY    Poem Text                
First Line: Jowler, they have taxed you, honest friend!
Last Line: And vote with the majority!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Taxes


TO MY OL' DAWG DRIVE, by ROWLAND EVANS ROBINSON    Poem Text                
First Line: When ye wag y'r tail an' yelp, a snoozin'
Last Line: I du, ol' dawg.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO MY PUPPIES, by SUZANNE POPE    Poem Text                
First Line: A funny little bull pup
Last Line: God grant they have nine lives.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO MY PUPPY, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
First Line: I think of you, I think of bones
Last Line: You show your love in other ways
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


TO MY SETTER, SCOUT, by FRANK H. SELDEN    Poem Text                
First Line: You are a tried and loyal friend
Last Line: We both together there will dwell?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO OUR HOUSE-DOG CAPTAIN, by WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Captain! We often heretofore
Last Line: To drive the pauper from the yard.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Pets; Teeth; Trust; Toothaches


TO RUFUS, A SPANIEL, by RUDOLPH CHAMBERS LEHMANN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Rufus, a bright new year! A savoury stew
Last Line: Salute your master as he steps to land.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO SCOTT - A COLLIE, by WINIFRED MARY LETTS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Old friend, your place is empty now
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO SUP LIKE A PUP, by DOROTHY WALTER BARUCH    Poem Source                
Last Line: What luck!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO TIM - AN IRISH TERRIER, by WINIFRED MARY LETTS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: O jewel of my heart, I sing your praise
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TO TOWSER, by CYRIL BRETHERTON    Poem Source                
First Line: No pampered pound of peevish fluff
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TOAST, by JUNE PROVINE    Poem Source                
First Line: I raise ... My glass to all good dogs
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TOLD TO THE MISSIONARY, by GEORGE ROBERT SIMS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Just look'ee here, mr. Preacher, you're
Alternate Author Name(s): Dagonet
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TOMORROW I LEAVE TO EL PASO, TEXAS, by JUAN FELIPE HERRERA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: See my brother-in-law with a styled shirt
Last Line: It is the same one but I am hopeful
Subject(s): Homecoming; Dogs


TOWSER, by WALT MASON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I drove a horse for a long, long time
Last Line: Down 'neath the buttercups—and it's true of men, just as well as pups.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs; Friendship; Pets


TOWSER SHALL BE TIED TONIGHT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Slow the kansas sun was setting o'er the wheat fields far away
Last Line: "take her, boy, and make her happy. Towser shall be tied tonight"
Subject(s): Animals;dogs


TRAGEDY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: A high bred young puppy from skye
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TRURO, by ROGER FIELD    Poem Source                
First Line: The dog and I stumble on rough cut gravel
Last Line: There's only sudden storms in the night, %only the dark road
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Night; Roads


TRUST, by ELLEN BRYANT VOIGT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Something was killing sheep
Last Line: Light, %brings him home to his proud husbandry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TRYING TO WRITE YOU A POEM ON OUR ANNIVERSARY, by MICHAEL J. ROSEN    Poem Source                
First Line: With a vocabulary of imitations
Last Line: From their devotion, whether or not they see it %as that, or understand the broken silence
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TURKISH TRENCH DOG, by GEOFFREY DEARMER    Poem Source                
First Line: Night held me as I crawled and scrambled near
Last Line: And sniffing at my prostrate form unnerved %he licked my face!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Soldiers' Writings; World War I


TWO CANINE TREASURES, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Chacha and cali raced around me
Last Line: Could hardly compare %with these two lively creatures of god
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO DOGS, by STEPHEN DOWDALL    Poem Source                
First Line: One porcelain white
Last Line: I held your razor to my throat %here's mine
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO DOGS, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: There were two puppies
Last Line: When one dog died so did the other
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO DOGS DISCUSSING TELEVISION, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: A black-and-white shitzu and brown-and-white lhassa
Last Line: She was always rescuing people, affirms the lhassa
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO DOGS HAVE I, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: For years we've had a little dog
Last Line: And the little dog slept by the big dog, %and her head was on his flank
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO FOR SOPHIE DOG: 1. FOR PAINTER/POET ALAN CHONG LAU, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: It was an ink on rice paper day
Last Line: Vying with the crows for deepest black
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


TWO FOR SOPHIE DOG: 2. FOR MY SISTER, SANDRA HANKINS, by WILLIAM WITHERUP    Poem Source                
First Line: We returned from cancer's kingdom
Last Line: Has lapped up sophie dog
Subject(s): Animals; Cancer (disease); Death; Death - Animals; Dogs


TWO SIBERIAN HUSKIES, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Tundra followed remus quickly to the door
Last Line: Tundra curled up in her soft bed, %on the floor lay remus dreaming only of his sled
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


UNCLE DOG: THE POET AT 9, by ROBERT SWARD    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I did not want to be old mr.
Last Line: And a bitch at every second can
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


UNDER DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: I know that this world - that the great big.
Subject(s): Under-dogs


UNDERSTANDING, by MARGARET E. BRUNER    Poem Source                
First Line: Sometimes it seems as if a dog can sense
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


UNREPENTANCE, by LILIAN B. FORDE    Poem Text                
First Line: I am a dog. With a rip and a roar
Last Line: I am a dog. Good night.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


UNSATISFIED YEARNING, by RICHARD KENDALL MUNKITTRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Down in the silent hallway
Last Line: In order to get in.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


UPON HIS SPANIEL [SPANIELL] TRACIE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now thou art dead, no eye shall ever see
Last Line: Teare, that deserves of me a million.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


UPON THE HORRID PLOT DISCOVERED BY HARLEQUIN ... FRENCH DOG, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I asked a whig the other night
Last Line: Your bishops are all dogs indeed
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VENETIAN DOG, by CHARLES PENZEL WRIGHT JR.    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bad day in bellini country, venetian dog high-stepper
Last Line: In titian's great altarpiece, in supplication, what indeed?
Alternate Author Name(s): Wright, Charles
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VERN, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When walking in a tiny rain
Last Line: Nor mock the tears you have to hide
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Friendship


VERN, by GWENDOLYN BROOKS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: When walking in a tiny rain
Last Line: And let you snuggle down beside. %nor mock the tears you have to hide
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Friendship


VERSE FOR A CERTAIN DOG, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VERSE FOR A CERTAIN DOG, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VERSES UNDER SIR HENRY LEE'S PICTURE AT DITCHLEY PARK, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: Reason in man can not effect such love
Last Line: Only my dog, whereof I made no store, %I find more love, then them I trusted more
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VICAR'S TRIBUTE; 'PLUM-PUDDING'S' EPITAPH, by GEORGE ARBUTHNOT    Poem Source                
First Line: Pudding!,' companion of my parish round
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VICTOR DOG, by JAMES INGRAM MERRILL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Bix to buxtehude to boulez %the little white dog on the victor label
Last Line: No honey for the vanquished? Art is art. %the life it asks of us is a dog's life
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music And Musicians; Sound Recordings; Trademarks


VILLAGE DOGS, by MICHAEL WATERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Groggy, we watched the ball descend
Last Line: In the decades' first hour, who %could deny that the marriage was over?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Marriage; Pets


VISIT TO THE REST HOME, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: Mrs. Jasper is old and thin
Last Line: Like the bold and busy eyes %of a wren
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VISITING THE VET, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: My dog is trembling
Last Line: I am here, girl. I am here.'
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VOICE AND FUR, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I touch my dog and she wags
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


VOICE AND FUR, by RON PADGETT    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I touch my dog and she wags
Last Line: Drizzle across the clouds that are %now starting to separate
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WAITING WITH YOU, by JULIE BROOKS BARBOUR    Poem Source                
Last Line: Tell him we'll paint the bedroom and buy new drapes, %maybe a couch for the den
Subject(s): Aging; Animals; Dogs; Life; Waiting


WAKING THE DEAF DOG, by MICHAEL DAVID MADONICK    Poem Source                
First Line: It used to be the light would wake him, just
Last Line: Does one move a deaf dog who bites
Subject(s): Animals; Deafness; Dogs


WALKING A PUPPY, by WILLIAM HENRY OGILVIE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you walk a puppy?' the hunt enquired
Alternate Author Name(s): Ogilvie, Will Henry
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WALKING THE DOG, by HOWARD NEMEROV    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Two universes mosey down the street
Last Line: Whereon we both with dignity walk home %and just to show who's master I write the poem
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WAR DOG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: He was only a dog, but he went to war
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs - War Use


WARREN LIVE STOCK COMPANY, CHEYENNE, WYOMING, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: The warren live stock company is one of the larger sheep and cattle
Last Line: On his stock. Thus, one of the many traditions of the %warren live stock company lives on
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


WATCH, by SHARLOT MABRIDTH HALL    Poem Source                
First Line: What's that ye say? That yaller dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WATCH DOGS, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Peking and heide, two brave dogs
Last Line: The waters, sky, and moon!
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Guard Duty


WATER PIE; TONIGHT, 12/11/72, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tonight the air's too dry, the vents
Last Line: His warm waves of stink on the cold wind
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WEEDS, by JIM DANIELS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Tina's dog got hit by a cab yesterday
Last Line: What can we do but bend down %and shove our hands in it
Subject(s): Animals; Death; Dogs; Drugs And Drug Abuse; Neighbors; Streets


WELCOME HOME, by LOUELLA C. POOLE    Poem Source                
First Line: I saw him coming up the street
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHAT IS A KITTEN, by JANE YOLEN    Poem Source                
Last Line: It's purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Subject(s): Animals; Cats; Dogs


WHAT MATTER?, by JANE BARLOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sure I'm sorry the crathur was scared, but I
Last Line: Ah what matter? Sure what should it matter? What matter, what matter at all?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Fields; Pets; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


WHAT THE DOG PERHAPS HEARS, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If an inaudible whistle
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music & Musicians


WHAT THE DOG PERHAPS HEARS, by LISEL MUELLER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If an inaudible whistle
Last Line: The egg broken, the nest alive, %and we heard nothing when the world changed
Alternate Author Name(s): Muller, Lisel
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Music And Musicians


WHERE THE DOGS LIE DOWN WITH THE CATS, by GREG KUZMA    Poem Source                
First Line: The old enmity
Last Line: Where even the poet is safe
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHEREVER YOU ARE, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A thin silver whistle
Last Line: To be death's best friend
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHITE DOG, by CARL PHILLIPS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: First snow-I release her into it-
Subject(s): Dogs


WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, by PAULA RIKER    Poem Source                
First Line: Fala's ears stand straighter
Last Line: Weighty problems diminished for fdr %with a lick from his dog
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHITE-COLLARED WORKER, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: I've seen those curs, out blazin' the herds %gettin' all roughed up
Last Line: But I've worn this white one for many a year %adminstratin's what I choose to do!
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


WHO IS GOD? SO ASKED OUR DOG, by DARA WIER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How many seasons are there?
Subject(s): Dogs; God


WHY PETS RUN THE WORLD, by ROBERT PARHAM    Poem Source                
First Line: Not much to say about collies
Last Line: All there is is to be spared
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHY SHE MOVED HOUSE (THE DOG MUSES), by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why she moved house, without a word
Last Line: And I but pause and pass.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Moving & Movers


WHY THE DOG'S NOSE IS COLD, by MARGARET (WINSHIP) EYTINGE    Poem Source                
First Line: What makes the dog's nose always cold?
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WHY THEY LOVE US, by ROBERT SAMUEL GWYNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Dogs love us uncomplainingly because
Last Line: They don't have sense enought to see our flaws
Alternate Author Name(s): Gwynn, R. S.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Love


WINDSONG RANCH, CAYUCOS, CALIFORNIA, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: Some two hundred and fifty miles north of los angeles, california, on the
Last Line: Serenity of this old ranch country. The dogs lie still as they listen to the silence and %sniff the
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


WINTER MIDNIGHT, by FRANCES HALL    Poem Text                
First Line: Watchdogs bark from farm to slumbering farm
Last Line: And every living thing returns to peace.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WITH REGARD TO DOGS, by NANCY BYRD TURNER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Only the human dead may lie
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WITHOUT ARE THE DOGS', by EDWARD A. CHURCH    Poem Source                
First Line: If, through some wondrous miracle of grace
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WOLVES, by FRANK STANFORD    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: At night while the dogs
Last Line: With their hearts eat out
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WOMEN AND DOG, by DEBORAH GORLIN    Poem Source                
First Line: In bonnard's miniature oil painting, 16 x 12 inches
Last Line: You can go anywhere in, that make you feel good
Subject(s): Animals; Bonnard, Pierre (1867-1947); Dogs; Paintings And Painters; Women


WONDERFUL ROAD, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
First Line: He wriggles from dorothy's arms
Last Line: Yellow brick road - %toto
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WORD, by MARK COX    Poem Source                
First Line: I get in between the covers as quietly as I can
Last Line: The word sifts deeper into what my life is
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WORK, by KELLY CHERRY    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The old dog, work, one eye blind as if seeing
Last Line: And smoke from your chimney spirals into night
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WORLD IS MADE OF COOKIES, by TONY JOHNSTON    Poem Source                
Last Line: My dog wants them all
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


WRONG WAY WILL HAUNT YOU (SHOOTING A HOUND), by SYDNEY LEA    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Spittle beads as ice along
Last Line: All cold old ballads on the grave
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


YOKO, by THOMSON WILLIAM GUNN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: All today I lie in the bottom of the wardrobe
Last Line: I stand with you braced against the wind
Alternate Author Name(s): Gunn, Thom
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


YOU'RE A DOG, by C. L. GILMAN    Poem Source                
First Line: At the kennel where they bred you were
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


YOUR DOG DIES, by RAYMOND CARVER    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: It gets run over by a van
Last Line: She screams again. %you wonder how long this can go on
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


ZEILER RANCH, WHEATLAND, WYOMING, by MARIANNE MURDOCK    Poem Source                
First Line: The 'wanna-be's.' they're dogs, and they live on a ranch, a true ranch
Last Line: Simply share their ranch with these very happy animals
Subject(s): Herding Dogs - West (u.s.); Livestock Protection Dogs - West (u.s.)


ZERO, by ROBERT CREELEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Not just nothing
Subject(s): Dogs


ZIP, by OLIVER MURRAY EDWARDS    Poem Text                
First Line: Zip, pomeranian, an oversized pet
Last Line: Unless they have autos in dogland as well.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs