Jonas Hallgrimsson

(1807-1845 / Iceland)

Bosi - Poem by Jonas Hallgrimsson

Growl, my Bósi, never bite ---
better heed this warning!
Or someone --- turning snappish --- might
smash your jaw some morning.

And never join the gibing pack
of 'gentlefolk' that flatters
until a man has turned his back ---
then tears his name to tatters.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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