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Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House - Poem by Billy Collins

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
He is barking the same high, rhythmic bark
that he barks every time they leave the house.
They must switch him on on their way out.

The neighbors' dog will not stop barking.
I close all the windows in the house
and put on a Beethoven symphony full blast
but I can still hear him muffled under the music,
barking, barking, barking,

and now I can see him sitting in the orchestra,
his head raised confidently as if Beethoven
had included a part for barking dog.

When the record finally ends he is still barking,
sitting there in the oboe section barking,
his eyes fixed on the conductor who is
entreating him with his baton

while the other musicians listen in respectful
silence to the famous barking dog solo,
that endless coda that first established
Beethoven as an innovative genius.


Comments about Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In The House by Billy Collins

  • Rookie - 455 Points Shareq Rahman (11/28/2016 7:57:00 AM)

    I once knew a dog called Beethoven, in a movie. A saint Bernard does not bark so much and will kill this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,412 Points Loppo Louie (11/15/2016 1:19:00 PM)

    excellent one there. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 74,180 Points Susan Williams (12/19/2015 10:58:00 PM)

    The barking dog is driving me crazy and will that serve as a legal excuse when I shoot him into the next world while laughing maniacally? (Report) Reply

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Poems About House

  1. 1. Another Reason Why I Don'T Keep A Gun In.. , Billy Collins
  2. 2. I Go Back To The House For A Book , Billy Collins
  3. 3. Ghost House , Robert Frost
  4. 4. The House With Nobody In It , Joyce Kilmer
  5. 5. Morning In The Burned House , Margaret Atwood
  6. 6. House On A Cliff , Louis Macneice
  7. 7. A House Upon The Height , Emily Dickinson
  8. 8. The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm , Wallace Stevens
  9. 9. The House , Charles Bukowski
  10. 10. The House On The Hill , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  11. 11. Enter This Deserted House , Shel Silverstein
  12. 12. A Baby In The House , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. 13. Tor House , Robinson Jeffers
  14. 14. The House Of Fortune Iii , Khalil Gibran
  15. 15. The Harlot's House , Oscar Wilde
  16. 16. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  17. 17. Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House, Ju.. , Anne Bradstreet
  18. 18. The White House , Claude McKay
  19. 19. Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burnin.. , Anne Bradstreet
  20. 20. An Angel In The House , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  21. 21. The House In The Woods , Randall Jarrell
  22. 22. From The House Of Life The Sonnet , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  23. 23. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  24. 24. A Prayer On Going Into My House , William Butler Yeats
  25. 25. The New House , Edward Thomas
  26. 26. The House Of Clouds , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. The Deserted House , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  28. 28. Doom Is The House Without The Door , Emily Dickinson
  29. 29. The City Dead-House , Walt Whitman
  30. 30. The Half-Way House , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  31. 31. The Father's House , Li-Young Lee
  32. 32. A Poem About George Doty In The Death Ho.. , James Arlington Wright
  33. 33. The House Of Hospitalities , Thomas Hardy
  34. 34. In The House Of Suddhoo , Rudyard Kipling
  35. 35. A House Wife's Prayer , Subbaraman N V
  36. 36. A Thanksgiving To God, For His House , Robert Herrick
  37. 37. In Arthur's House , William Morris
  38. 38. The Dark House , Siegfried Sassoon
  39. 39. (026) Topsy Turvy House.......(My F.. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  40. 40. The Poor House , Sara Teasdale
  41. 41. Ballad Of Fisher's Boarding-House , Rudyard Kipling
  42. 42. The Old House , Amy Levy
  43. 43. The Haunted House , Thomas Hood
  44. 44. The Dark House , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  45. 45. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  46. 46. Deaf House Agent , Katherine Mansfield
  47. 47. Under My House , Kobayashi Issa
  48. 48. Inscriptions For A Friend's House , Henry Van Dyke
  49. 49. House Of Silence , Philip Levine
  50. 50. Lake House Morning , Linda Ori
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