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Friday, August 28, 2015

"dog talk"

courtesy the british library. PD
. . . is the title of this poem by E. D. Farrar, translated from Latin.  The voice is that of some puppies, telling humans what it is to be young dogs learning dogcraft, unable to speak, but well able to understand.

THE younger brethern of your House,
We guard the door ;
And serve our elder godlike kin
With hard-won lore.

Your human speech we cannot frame—
You call us dumb—
Yet eloquent the eye and ear
That know you come.

For love can bridge the gulf that yawns
’Twixt us to-day,
And bid us share each other’s joy
Each in his way.

Parson, J. (1912). The friendly dog: an anthology. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & co., ltd.. 70.

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