Dog Songs

Dog Songs Author Mary Oliver
ISBN-10 9780143125839
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 144
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“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.



Dog Songs

Dog Songs Author Mary Oliver
ISBN-10 9781101638736
Release 2013-10-08
Pages 144
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“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.



Dog Poems

Dog Poems Author Dave Crawley
ISBN-10 1590784545
Release 2007
Pages 32
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An illustrated collection of humorous poems about dogs.



I Could Chew on This

I Could Chew on This Author Francesco Marciuliano
ISBN-10 9781452131801
Release 2013-07-30
Pages 112
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A New York Times bestseller? Oh, you know the dogs weren't going to let the cats get away with that! This canine companion to I Could Pee on This, the beloved volume of poems by cats, I Could Chew on This will have dog lovers laughing out loud. Doggie laureates not only chew on quite a lot of things, they also reveal their creativity, their hidden motives, and their eternal (and sometimes misguided) effervescence through such musings as "I Dropped a Ball," "I Lose My Mind When You Leave the House," and "Can You Smell That?" Accompanied throughout by portraits of the canine poets in all their magnificence, I Could Chew on This is a work of unbridled enthusiasm, insatiable appetite, and, yes, creative genius. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.



Doggerel

Doggerel Author Carmela Ciuraru
ISBN-10 9781400040377
Release 2003
Pages 255
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A collection of poetic works pays tribute to the canine companion and includes such pieces as Margaret Cavendish's barking chorus of hunting beagles and Jane Kenyon's verse on her grinning and nuzzling dog on a drizzly afternoon.



Metaphysical Dog

Metaphysical Dog Author Frank Bidart
ISBN-10 9780374713386
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 128
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National Book Critics Circle Award Winner A National Book Award Finalist A vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work today In "Those Nights," Frank Bidart writes: "We who could get / somewhere through / words through / sex could not." Words and sex, art and flesh: In Metaphysical Dog, Bidart explores their nexus. The result stands among this deeply adventurous poet's most powerful and achieved work, an emotionally naked, fearlessly candid journey through many of the central axes, the central conflicts, of his life, and ours. Near the end of the book, Bidart writes: In adolescence, you thought your work ancient work: to decipher at last human beings' relation to God. Decipher love. To make what was once whole whole again: or to see why it never should have been thought whole. This "ancient work" reflects what the poet sees as fundamental in human feeling, what psychologists and mystics have called the "hunger for the Absolute"—a hunger as fundamental as any physical hunger. This hunger must confront the elusiveness of the Absolute, our self-deluding, failed glimpses of it. The third section of the book is titled "History is a series of failed revelations." The result is one of the most fascinating and ambitious books of poetry in many years. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Poetry Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013



Love That Dog

Love That Dog Author Sharon Creech
ISBN-10 9780747557494
Release 2001
Pages 86
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Slowly Jack learns the pleasures of writing poetry as Miss Stretchberry encourages him to tell his own story through verse. What emerges is a moving and memorable story about a boy and his dog and his growing passion for poetry.



Little Dog Poems

Little Dog Poems Author Kristine O'Connell George
ISBN-10 9780547678894
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 40
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From cold-nose wake-up to bedtime with a Little Dog-shaped lump under the covers, a day that a little girl spends with her Little Dog is recounted in thirty short, playful poems and enchanting watercolor illustrations. Little Dog protects the little girl from vacuum cleaners and beetles, chases cats, digs up flowers, and waits hopefully as kitchen preparations take place and as popcorn is eaten. The little girl, who loves Little Dog enough to "bake / birthday cookies with / liver powder," retrieves tennis balls, brings home a present from the pet store, and observes how little a wet Little Dog becomes at bath time. A perfect introduction to the pleasures of poetry, this beguiling volume belongs on every young dog lover's bookshelf.



Dog grr el

Dog grr el Author Nancy L Reed
ISBN-10 0692544542
Release 2015-10-14
Pages 30
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"Dog-grr-el: canine cadence, hound haiku, puppy poetry" appeals to dog lovers of all ages. Nancy L. Reed mixes lighthearted poetry and thoughtful haiku with jaunty tunes to sing and march to.



When You re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirat

When You re a Pirate Dog and Other Pirat Author Eric Ode
ISBN-10 1455614939
Release 2012-02-22
Pages 40
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A rip-roaring ride on the high seas with the most lyrical pirates around! Pirates find their literary voices in this rollicking romp on the salty seas. Hilarity ensues as they go about their tasks narrated in poetry and song. The jolly illustrations bring their adventures, above and below decks, to life. See all their silly exploits in this swashbuckling adventure!



Dog Blessings

Dog Blessings Author June Cotner
ISBN-10 9781577316169
Release 2008
Pages 167
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A tribute to the special bond shared by people and their canine companions is a collection of inspirational writings by famous and everyday contributors on such topics as a day at the beach, supper dish foibles, and the experiences of rescue and shelter dogs.



God Got a Dog

God Got a Dog Author Cynthia Rylant
ISBN-10 9781442465190
Release 2013-10-29
Pages 48
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Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant and two-time Caldecott Honoree Marla Frazee imagine a God living among us in this spirited and moving collection of illustrated poems. What if God was living a human existence? What might God do to pass the time? Write a fan letter? Get a desk job? Make spaghetti? Take a bath? Get a dog? A sublime book for all ages, God Got a Dog celebrates the simple things in our world while taking a long, close look at what it means to be human. The soft, reflective, and often humorous words and pictures create a glimpse into everyday life through wide and wondering eyes that blends the familiar with the profoundly spiritual. These poems were originally published by HarperCollins without illustrations as part of a larger collection entitled God Went to Beauty School ©2003.



A Thousand Mornings

A Thousand Mornings Author Mary Oliver
ISBN-10 9781101595978
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 96
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The New York Times-bestselling collection of poems from celebrated poet Mary Oliver In A Thousand Mornings, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has come to define her life’s work, transporting us to the marshland and coastline of her beloved home, Provincetown, Massachusetts. Whether studying the leaves of a tree or mourning her treasured dog Percy, Oliver is open to the teachings contained in the smallest of moments and explores with startling clarity, humor, and kindness the mysteries of our daily experience. Mary Oliver's latest book, Upstream, will be published in October 2016 by Penguin Press From the Trade Paperback edition.



Blue Horses

Blue Horses Author Mary Oliver
ISBN-10 9780698170049
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 96
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In this stunning collection of new poems, Mary Oliver returns to the imagery that has defined her life’s work, describing with wonder both the everyday and the unaffected beauty of nature. Herons, sparrows, owls, and kingfishers flit across the page in meditations on love, artistry, and impermanence. Whether considering a bird’s nest, the seeming patience of oak trees, or the artworks of Franz Marc, Oliver reminds us of the transformative power of attention and how much can be contained within the smallest moments. At its heart, Blue Horses asks what it means to truly belong to this world, to live in it attuned to all its changes. Humorous, gentle, and always honest, Oliver is a visionary of the natural world.



Dog Road Woman

Dog Road Woman Author Allison Hedge Coke
ISBN-10 UOM:39015041016018
Release 1997
Pages 97
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Autobiographical sketch of Hedge Coke, a mixed-blood woman, presented in her debut collection of poems.



Dogs Rule

Dogs Rule Author Daniel Kirk
ISBN-10 0786819499
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 56
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From a posh, perfumed lapdog to the ever-hungry chow hound, dogs tell why cats drool and dogs rule, in an uproarious collection of poetry about dogs.



What s a Dog For

What s a Dog For Author John Homans
ISBN-10 9781101596272
Release 2012-11-08
Pages 272
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John Homans adopted his dog, Stella, from a shelter for all the usual reasons: fond memories of dogs from his past, a companion for his son, an excuse for long walks around the neighborhood. Soon enough, she is happily ensconced in the daily workings of his family. And not only that: Stella is treated like a family member—in ways that dogs of his youth were not. Spending humanlike sums on vet bills, questioning her diet and exercise regimens, contemplating her happiness—how had this all come to pass, when the dogs from Homans’s childhood seemed quite content living mostly out in the yard? In What’s a Dog For?, Homans explores the dog’s complex and prominent place in our world and how it came to be. Evolving from wild animals to working animals to nearly human members of our social fabric, dogs are now the subject of serious scientific studies concerning pet ownership, evolutionary theory, and even cognitive science. From new insights into what makes dogs so appealing to humans to the health benefits associated with owning a dog, Homans investigates why the human-canine relationship has evolved so rapidly—how dogs moved into our families, our homes, and sometimes even our beds in the span of a generation, becoming a $53 billion industry in the United States in the process. As dogs take their place as coddled family members and their numbers balloon to more than seventy-seven million in the United States alone, it’s no surprise that canine culture at large is also undergoing a massive transformation. They are now subject to many of the same questions of rights and ethics as people, and the politics of dogs are more tumultuous and public than ever— with fierce moral battles raging over kill shelters, puppy mills, and breed standards. Incorporating interviews and research from scientists, activists, breeders, and trainers, What’s a Dog For? investigates how dogs have reached this exalted status and why they hold such fascination for us. With one paw in the animal world and one paw in the human world, it turns out they have much to teach us about love, death, and morality—and ultimately, in their closeness and difference, about what it means to be human.