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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 - 66,808 Points Susan Williams (12/19/2015 10:58:00 PM)

    The barking dog is driving me crazy and will that serve as a legal excuse when I shoot him into the next world while laughing maniacally? (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 369 Points Donald Charon (9/20/2014 1:23:00 PM)

    How very refreshing. As an unschooled novice wanting to connect with real, deep feelings, I will at times become discouraged when I read established, honored poets that I not only don't care for but also don't begin to 'get'. Poetry is subjective, yes..... Thank you for restoring my sanity with your museful contact. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,054 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/14/2013 3:34:00 AM)

    Every dog has its song
    And to us it is stat taco of barks
    Beethoven with a tail, why not
    There he goes again, oh hark
    Bow wow wow wow wow! ! ! (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. Ghost House , Robert Frost
  3. 3. I Go Back To The House For A Book , Billy Collins
  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. The House On The Hill , Edwin Arlington Robinson
  9. 9. A House Upon The Height , Emily Dickinson
  10. 10. The House , Charles Bukowski
  11. 11. A Baby In The House , Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  12. 12. Enter This Deserted House , Shel Silverstein
  13. 13. The White House , Claude McKay
  14. 14. Here Follows Some Verses Upon The Burnin.. , Anne Bradstreet
  15. 15. The Harlot's House , Oscar Wilde
  16. 16. Verses Upon The Burning Of Our House, Ju.. , Anne Bradstreet
  17. 17. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  18. 18. The House Of Fortune Iii , Khalil Gibran
  19. 19. Tor House , Robinson Jeffers
  20. 20. The New House , Edward Thomas
  21. 21. An Angel In The House , James Henry Leigh Hunt
  22. 22. The House In The Woods , Randall Jarrell
  23. 23. From The House Of Life The Sonnet , Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  24. 24. The Deserted House , Alfred Lord Tennyson
  25. 25. A Prayer On Going Into My House , William Butler Yeats
  26. 26. The House Of Clouds , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  27. 27. Doom Is The House Without The Door , Emily Dickinson
  28. 28. The City Dead-House , Walt Whitman
  29. 29. The Bustle In A House , Emily Dickinson
  30. 30. The Father's House , Li-Young Lee
  31. 31. A Poem About George Doty In The Death Ho.. , James Arlington Wright
  32. 32. In The House Of Suddhoo , Rudyard Kipling
  33. 33. A House Wife's Prayer , Subbaraman N V
  34. 34. A Thanksgiving To God, For His House , Robert Herrick
  35. 35. The Half-Way House , Gerard Manley Hopkins
  36. 36. In Arthur's House , William Morris
  37. 37. The House Of Hospitalities , Thomas Hardy
  38. 38. (026) Topsy Turvy House.......(My F.. , Risha Ahmed (12 yrs)
  39. 39. The Poor House , Sara Teasdale
  40. 40. Ballad Of Fisher's Boarding-House , Rudyard Kipling
  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. Deaf House Agent , Katherine Mansfield
  46. 46. The House Of Fame , Geoffrey Chaucer
  47. 47. The Old House , Amy Levy
  48. 48. Inscriptions For A Friend's House , Henry Van Dyke
  49. 49. House Of Silence , Philip Levine
  50. 50. Lake House Morning , Linda Ori
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