Famous Dog Poems and Dog
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.