Treasure Island

Robert Frost

(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963 / San Francisco)

Canis Major


The great Overdog
That heavenly beast
With a star in one eye
Gives a leap in the east.
He dances upright
All the way to the west
And never once drops
On his forefeet to rest.
I'm a poor underdog,
But to-night I will bark
With the great Overdog
That romps through the dark.

Submitted: Monday, March 29, 2010

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