Ima Ryma


A Dog Of Few Words - Poem by Ima Ryma

A clerk said, 'Next in line - this way.'
A dog spoke up, 'I guess I am.'
'What can we do for you today? '
'I want to send a telegram.'
The clerk handed the dog a note.
'You'll have to write it out somehow.'
The dog took pen in teeth and wrote,
'Bow wow wow, bow wow wow, bow wow.'
The clerk read what the dog had penned.
'One to ten words have the same fees.'
'There's eight words now, so you can send'
'Another 'bow wow' if you please.'

'No, ' the dog said, 'Just between us, '
'One more would sound ridiculous.'


Comments about A Dog Of Few Words by Ima Ryma

  • Gold Star - 19,181 Points Sandra Feldman (4/3/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Good.
    Very original, cute and pleasant. (Report) Reply

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,911 Points Spock The Vegan (12/19/2014 7:30:00 PM)

    I like it! Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,911 Points Spock The Vegan (12/19/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    I like it! Keep up the good work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,507 Points Kim Barney (12/15/2014 5:30:00 PM)

    Hilarious, and written in classic sonnet format.
    Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,383 Points Rajkamal P.j (8/15/2014 4:54:00 AM)

    A great poem really. Very lightly you are giving a strong message. Talented pen. Good luck (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,383 Points Rajkamal P.j (8/15/2014 4:54:00 AM)

    A great poem really. Very lightly you are giving a strong message. Talented pen. Good luck (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points John Brown (3/6/2014 8:17:00 AM)

    Quite right too. A funny poem. I like it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 671 Points Saint Cynosure (1/23/2014 6:09:00 PM)

    greatness I love it, you have many that I love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onelia Avelar (3/22/2009 3:25:00 AM)

    Clever and witty :)) Well penned. I enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jemarie Ragudo (10/28/2007 4:34:00 AM)

    Bow wow wow. It means WOW! Translated as true appreciation! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark Tapley (10/18/2007 6:11:00 AM)

    This is nonsense, but it's great.
    That form you use is very effective, gives your pieces a 'punchline' feel, although the punchline may not be funny at all (like in 'Crow Heart' or 'Mystery Plain') .
    Also, the use of classical 'a/b/a/b' rhyme sounds extremely good, in a no-frills, straight-to-the-point sort of way. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 18, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, October 28, 2011


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