Neil Crawford

(29/04/56 / CHESTER, ENGLAND.)

Au Bark!


I prefer the dogs abroad
to those we have at home,
their early roundelay of roars
is my canine alarm clock.


The bouncing barks
that chase the dark away
are the dawnly proclamation of
territorial rights.


The throaty bellows that announce...
'We awake, we are here
and if you don't like it,
take a hike, take a powder, take a walk'.


'We are Canaris...
Islands not so far from here
were named for our
forefathers'


'These tumbling alleys
and criss cross streets are ours,
did you not hear Two Legs,
do you not scent the fact? '.


The dogs of England in turn
are truly owned...fighting dogs,
burglar's dogs, spoilt family dogs,
fashion statement dogs.


Happy to sniff crotch and cringe,
they lack the princely lethargy
of their continental
cousins.





(M adeira 2010)

Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2012
Edited: Friday, March 23, 2012
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Au Bark! by Neil Crawford )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Confession, Jayatissa Liyanage
  2. Rain and Water II, Ismim Putera
  3. Drained Of Everything, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Dawn, Winston Edgar Hall
  5. The Heart's Journey, Connie Marcum Wong
  6. गोरबो इसिँनिफ्राइ -35, Ronjoy Brahma
  7. Not To Take What They Do That Deep, Lawrence S. Pertillar
  8. Monoku, Connie Marcum Wong
  9. A Poem On Behalf Of Self, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. With prayers, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Young Love lies sleeping
In May-time of the year,
Among the lilies,
Lapped in the tender light:
White lambs come grazing,
White doves come building there:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]