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Dog Poems | Examples of Dog Poetry

Dog Poems - Examples of all types of dog poetry to share and read. This list of dog poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous examples of dog poetry. This list of works about dog is an excellent resource for examples on how to write dog poems.
Premium Member Did You Know Golden Retrievers Can Talk
When us dogs lie there and stare up at you What do you think they're thinking Are they thinking whatever you say I agree with Because you feed THEM every day without fail We don't have hands their paws...Read the rest...
Categories: dog,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Sly Dog
She did it again, Surprises me to no end! Quietly walks over to the bag, Puts her nose...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, 4th grade, 5th grade,
Form: Rhyme
Big yellow buses, on days when it rains, Olympus for chips, then waiting for trains, Long summer evenings, with walks in the park, Town Hall, tall chimneys, a Jack Russell’s bark, Open front doors, red brick, cobblestone, Nice to be...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, home, rain, summer,
Form: Acrostic
The house used to be warm when they were all home Not the house is gone and I'm all alone A stray on the street with no where to go I wish I could tell...Read the rest...
Categories: angst, art, dog, loss,
Form: Rhyme
I SAW GOD BUT NOW WHAT Sounds become muffled in this fog Emerging from the mist, a golden coat Then in that moment I had a vision Of a certain being I thought I knew To make an appearance...Read the rest...
Categories: confusion, dog, god, irony,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member cat and dog speak
Why don’t you stay home and play? The dog asked. I explained the correlation between working and money. You cannot eat money! Said the cat. No, but money buys your kibble, I said. The cat stuck out her tongue. I...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, 10th grade, 7th grade,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Evil Kenievel King
My grandmother renames her dog on an hourly basis. On Wednesday he was Sharpshooter when we went to the races. Thursday night she was calling him “Didhebiteyou?” I listened to her call for him with this until she...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, humor,
Form: Rhyme
When Love Lets Him Down
When he finally Gets around To picking up The pieces Of his heart, He realizes That he still Needs some glue To put things Back together again And then He looks around And sees All the Good stuff And he sees All the people Who were there For...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, heartbreak, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Speaking of Speaking
Women who speak Spanish seem to me clannish While men who speak Russian remind me...Read the rest...
Categories: cat, dog, language, men,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Frisky
Welcome Frisky to your new home Where happiness you’ll bring. You’ll tug and catch and jump and roam, And children’s hearts will sing. Where happiness you’ll bring, You’ll tug a rope and catch some bees, And children’s hearts will sing. You’ll catch...Read the rest...
Categories: dog, pets,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member corgi uber driver
The wren was a bit fearful, but the robin was glad. It would be the first Corgi Uber ride that he ever had. My cousin said that the Corgi is gentle, his name is Thad. By the time...Read the rest...
Categories: dog,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member harmonizing Corgi Quartet
They were dynamic, their harmony was fine! They had pared down to four, from the original nine. The five who could not sing had pneumonia that day. We applauded these Corgis in every which way. They sang Joy to...Read the rest...
Categories: dog,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member a new puppy please
the best present of all I told my parents that fall would be a new puppy and a throwing ball. They kept saying no But one day in the snow They came up with a puppy So you never know…. I have never...Read the rest...
Categories: dog,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Two, One, or Zero
Two wiener dogs meet Each yap loudly, strangely greet Oddly on the street Hounds bite other's butt Owner blames the other's mutt Not open and shut I note discreetly, "Both were gone quick and neatly, Devoured completely" Another witness Says, "'twas one,...Read the rest...
Categories: animal, dog, funny, humor,
Form: Senryu
Premium Member Oh Sweet Hound
(Moonshadow in the North Cascades, 1981) Oh Sweet Hound The world turns Full of bright hopes And dark fears Love lost and found And as it spins Ever faster There is just one Source of joy That never fades And it wears your face Oh sweet hound. (3/27/24) ...Read the rest...
Categories: appreciation, dog, life,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Dog Poems

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Definition | What is Dog in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs