Monday, 3 November 2008

An Introduction to Dogs

Poetry Monday

An Introduction to Dogs
The dog is man's best friend.
He has a tail on on end.
Up in front he has teeth.
And four legs underneath.

Dogs like to bark.
They like it best fatre dark.
They not only frighten prowlers away
But also hold the sandman away.

A dog indoors
To be let out implores.
You let him out and what then?
He wants back in again.

Dogs display reluctance and wrath
If you try to give him a bath.
They bury bones in hideaways
And half the time they trot sideways.

They cheer up people who are frowning,
And rescue people who are drowning.
They also track mud on beds,
And chew people's clothes to shreds.

Dogs in the country are fun.
They run and run and run.
But in the city this species
Is dragged around on leashes.

Dogs are upright as a steeple
And much more loyal than people.

Ogden Nash

1 comments:

JohnBrady said...

Hi Liesel,

Your blog is a triumph. I really enjoyed seeing your collage of Nash's poem and I've linked to you from my blog about Ogden Nash . Cheers!