A Little Dog That Wags His Tail Poem by Emily Dickinson

A Little Dog That Wags His Tail

Rating: 4.2

A little Dog that wags his tail
And knows no other joy
Of such a little Dog am I
Reminded by a Boy

Who gambols all the living Day
Without an earthly cause
Because he is a little Boy
I honestly suppose -

The Cat that in the Corner dwells
Her martial Day forgot
The Mouse but a Tradition now
Of her desireless Lot

Another class remind me
Who neither please nor play
But not to make a 'bit of noise'
Beseech each little Boy -

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: dog
Ratnakar Mandlik 14 April 2016

A beautiful poem that is a pleasure to read. Thanks for sharing.

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* Sunprincess * 20 September 2015

......love the imagery of the little dog, nicely penned ★

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Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi 17 August 2016

a sarcastic poem on people's behavior, but everyone has their role to play their part in the hungry world that like to garland or devour with no prior announcement..

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 17 August 2016

A good poem from the great poet.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 01 July 2022

A poem of great depth with compelling images.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 22 February 2019

Amazing flight of imagery as also munutest observations that give deep meaning to the poem.

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Chukwuebuka Adebayo 17 August 2016

And spider that shews at night.

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Chukwuebuka Adebayo 17 August 2016

And the rat that chews edges

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Edward Kofi Louis 17 August 2016

Knows no other joy! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

Amherst / Massachusetts
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