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Dog Poems

 
 
 
  At the summit tree,
my exhausted dog lifts his leg
  a dry formality
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the tethered dog
watches the guide dog
enter a deli
 
 
- John Stevenson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
snowmelt
my dog's nose
to the ground
 
 
- Hilary Tann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  Whatever my dog
was chasing within his dream
  he is now sniffing!
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sundown-
one dog starts
them all
 
 
- Jim Kacian
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Suddenly thumping
the floor... a happy moment
  in my dog's dream
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the three-year-old
making their big dog
sit
 
 
- John Stevenson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



  Going in circles
trying to make ends meet
  a frantic puppy
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
new puppy
all about
himself
 
 
- Hilary Tann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



  The puppy's wonder
tilts his head, first to one side
   and then the other
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     the dog sits
in the bow of the canoe
    nose to the breeze
 
 
- Cor van den Heuvel
 

 
 
 
 
 
 


  Romping new puppy
sits down every so often
  and whimpers awhile
 
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
traffic jam
a plastic dog
keeps on nodding
 
 
 - Yu Chang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
barks at me everyday
but just lately
he sounds lonely
 
 
- John Stevenson
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
91, they say
in human years-
my collie's bright eyes
 
 
 - Hilary Tann
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
the farmer's old dog
panting
in the harvester
 
 
- Michael Dylan Welch
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
snowdrift
news of a missing dog
from pole to pole
 
 
 - Yu Chang
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
just arrived
their dog sniffs
our tires
 
 
 - Tom Clausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
invisible fence
...
no sign of the dog
 
 
-Hilary Tann
 


 
 
 
 
 
 


  Before he lies down
on the floor, the dog paws away
  centuries of leaves
 
 
- J.W. Hackett

 
 
 
 
 
 


  Puppy gives each yawn
vocal accompaniment
  to make sure its seen
 
- J.W. Hackett
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
snowed in
the dog clicks
from room to room
 
 
- Roberta Beary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
distant thunder-
the dog's toenails click
against the linoleum
 
 
- Gary Hotham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
letting
the dog out-
the stars out
 
 
- Gary Hotham
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
day one
with the new puppy...
dog tired
 
  - Tom Clausen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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