THE GAY DOG

This is a nod to the Elizabethan poets.

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I like a handsome hound for sport,

But a pretty pup's my treasure;

The hound will stretch and not be caught,

My pup will stretch with pleasure.

 

The hound will bare his teeth at me

If I should dare to scold him;

My pup will bare his soul to me

When I reach out and hold him.

 

Proud before my bed at night,

The handsome hound ignores me;

My pup waits till I dim the light

Then lies down and adores me.

 

I like a handsome hound for fun,

But a pretty pup's my treasure;

The hound will take his chance to run,

My pup will take his pleasure.

 

 

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 18th Oct 2011 14:34

Stella - that's an interesting hypothesis.
But would I have written the last line
of the 3rd verse...
"Then stands up and implores me"..?

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 18th Oct 2011 14:10

The clue is "Elizabethan poets".

stella jones

Mon 17th Oct 2011 22:02


Oh ... OH!...hmmmm firstly I really enjoyed the rhyme nice one..but why oh why does this not speak to me of dogs?..Is it my bad mind or it is that I remembered a poem where the fourteen year old lad talked of the puppy in his pocket (and the girls had kittens in their jumpers?)

Thoroughly enjoyed! :)

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Philipos

Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:02

I don't have a dog but this makes me wonder why I don't. I enjoyed this read.

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