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Monday, March 18, 2013

walter savage landor reasons with a spaniel

The English poet and writer Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) was by all accounts a man of robust, quick, even hot-headed feelings and actions.  Yet at the same time he was known for his kindness and sensitivity, even -  as the short verse below proves - to a little dog missing her person.

To a Spaniel
No, Daisy! lift not up thine ear,
It is not she whose steps draw near.
Tuck under thee that leg, for she 
Continues yet beyond the sea, 
And thou mayst whimper in thy sleep 
These many days, and start and weep.

- from Praise of the Dog: an anthology, Ethel Bicknell, compiler (E.P. Dutton, Publishers, 1902) p. 144.

1 comment:

Lilian Vorenhout said...

Sometimes words comes right in time and just in place, love this poem Lilian