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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

  • Gold Star - 23,268 Points Tom Allport (1/6/2017 1:56:00 PM)

    I always knew dogs were musical and clever. (Report) Reply

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  • Freshman - 559 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

  • Gold Star - 5,518 Points Loppo Louie (11/15/2016 1:19:00 PM)

    excellent one there. (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. The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm , Wallace Stevens
  8. 8. A House Upon The Height , Emily Dickinson
  9. 9. The House On The Hill , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  10. 10. A Baby In The House , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  11. 11. The House , Charles Bukowski
  12. 12. The Harlot's House , Oscar Wilde
  13. 13. Enter This Deserted House , Shel Silverstein
  14. 14. The House Of Fortune Iii , Khalil Gibran
  15. 15. Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House, Ju.. , Anne Bradstreet
  16. 16. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  17. 17. Tor House , Robinson Jeffers
  18. 18. Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burnin.. , Anne Bradstreet
  19. 19. The House In The Woods , Randall Jarrell
  20. 20. The White House , Claude McKay
  21. 21. The New House , Edward Thomas
  22. 22. An Angel In The House , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  23. 23. From The House Of Life The Sonnet , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  24. 24. The House Of Clouds , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  25. 25. A Prayer On Going Into My House , William Butler Yeats
  26. 26. Doom Is The House Without The Door , Emily Dickinson
  27. 27. The House Of Hospitalities , Thomas Hardy
  28. 28. The City Dead-House , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. The Deserted House , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  31. 31. The Half-Way House , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  32. 32. A Poem About George Doty In The Death Ho.. , James Arlington Wright
  33. 33. A House Wife's Prayer , Subbaraman N V
  34. 34. A Thanksgiving To God, For His House , Robert Herrick
  35. 35. In Arthur's House , William Morris
  36. 36. Ballad Of Fisher's Boarding-House , Rudyard Kipling
  37. 37. (026) Topsy Turvy House.......(My F.. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  38. 38. The Poor House , Sara Teasdale
  39. 39. In The House Of Suddhoo , Rudyard Kipling
  40. 40. The Father's House , Li-Young Lee
  41. 41. The Haunted House , Thomas Hood
  42. 42. The Dark House , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  43. 43. On A Ruined House In A Romantic Country , Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  44. 44. The Dark House , Siegfried Sassoon
  45. 45. The Old House , Amy Levy
  46. 46. Inscriptions For A Friend's House , Henry Van Dyke
  47. 47. House Of Silence , Philip Levine
  48. 48. Lake House Morning , Linda Ori
  49. 49. One Sister Have I In Our House , Emily Dickinson
  50. 50. The House Of Fame , Geoffrey Chaucer
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