Linda Pastan

(1932 - / New York / United States)

The New Dog - Poem by Linda Pastan

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Into the gravity of my life,
the serious ceremonies
of polish and paper
and pen, has come

this manic animal
whose innocent disruptions
make nonsense
of my old simplicities-

as if I needed him
to prove again that after
all the careful planning,
anything can happen.

Topic(s) of this poem: dog


Comments about The New Dog by Linda Pastan

  • Abderrahmane Dakir (2/28/2016 9:02:00 AM)


    Nice poem about the loyal dog. Thank you Linda Pastan for this poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/19/2010 3:58:00 AM)


    Somehow brings the fun of the dog into significance. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2007 1:27:00 PM)


    thank you this poem i to love dogs, and this was a great one (Report) Reply

  • (2/3/2006 7:27:00 AM)


    I love dogs. They are simply wonderful. Thanks for the poem, Linda.

    Peace.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 6, 2015


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