The Song of Quoodle by G K Chesterton

 

The Song Of Quoodle

by
G.K.Chesterton

Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry - The Song of Quoodle
We have dedicated this section of the site to famous Dog poems and poetry. Our favourite dog poem of all time is The Song of Quoodle by G.K.Chesterton - a real treat for anyone who has never heard of this poem. Gilbert Keith Chesterton, otherwise known as G. K. Chesterton was an English Poet and Journalist who lived between 1874 and 1936.

 

 

He was educated at University College and was first published in 1896. A true dog lover as can be seen by the words of his poem ' The Song of Quoodle '. The words to the poem The Song of Quoodle demonstrate the poets empathy with dogs! We are sure that every dog lover will take enormous pleasure from the words of the Song Of Quoodle!

The Song of Quoodle
G.K. Chesterton


They haven't got no noses,
The fallen sons of Eve;
Even the smell of roses
Is not what they supposes;
But more than mind discloses
And more than men believe.

They haven't got no noses,
They cannot even tell
When door and darkness closes
The park a Jew encloses,
Where even the law of Moses
Will let you steal a smell.

The brilliant smell of water,
The brave smell of a stone,
The smell of dew and thunder,
The old bones buried under,
Are things in which they blunder
And err, if left alone.

The wind from winter forests,
The scent of scentless flowers,
The breath of brides' adorning,
The smell of snare and warning,
The smell of Sunday morning,
God gave to us for ours

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And Quoodle here discloses
All things that Quoodle can,
They haven't got no noses,
And goodness only knowses
The Noselessness of Man.

 

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Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry
Please click one of the following links to enjoy our selection of Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry:
 

His Apologies poetry by Rudyard Kipling
The Twa Dogs a poem by Robert Burns
To Flush My Dog a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Old Dog Tray a poem by Stephen Foster

Dinah in Heaven famous poem by Rudyard Kipling
Rainbow Bridge a poem by an Unknown Author
A Dogs Soul a poem by an Unknown Author
The Power of the Dog a poem by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Messages in famous Dog Nursery Rhymes
Daddy Wouldn’t Buy Me a Bow Wow by Joseph Tabrar
Epitaphs to Dogs by Sir William Watson and Lord Byron

 

Famous Dogs and their Owners
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