Famous Dog Poems and Dog Poetry
The classical, famous dog poems and poetry by famous people featured are written by Robert Burns (The Twa Dogs) and Elizabeth Barrett Browning (To Flush, My Dog). Sad dog poems are also included relating to dogs epitaphs by Sir William Watson (Epitaph to a Dog) and Inscription on the Monument of a Newfoundland Dog by Lord Byron.
On the lighter side of Dog Poems we have included the lyrics of an old English music hall song by songwriter Joseph Tabrar (Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow Wow) written in 1892. The selection would not be complete without one of the most famous dog poems by the American lyricist Stephen Foster (Old Dog Tray).
Nursery rhymes are often excluded in relation to famous dog poems but the secret messages hidden in "Old Mother Hubbard" and the sinister history behind "Hark, hark the dogs do bark" make for such fascinating reading that these have also been listed.