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High Coo – Homage to Edgar A. Guest and A Boy and His Dog

Little boy with his dog https://www.flickr.com/photos/chanelchat/8197795239/

Poet Edgar Albert Guest (born 1881in Birmingham, England died 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is one of my first poetry heroes. He published some 11,000 poems in the Detroit Free Press and syndicated across 300 other newspapers. Known for his optimistic and sentimental verse, Guest was named Poet Laureate of Michigan, my home state. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_A._Guest

This is one of his famous poems about dogs:

A Boy And His Dog

by Edgar Albert Guest

Edgar Albert Guest

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair:
No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play,
And they have their deep secrets for many a day;
And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.
He may go where he will and his dog will be there,
May revel in mud and his dog will not care;
Faithful he’ll stay for the slightest command
And bark with delight at the touch of his hand;
Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.
No other can lure him away from his side;
He’s proof against riches and station and pride;
Fine dress does not charm him, and flattery’s breath
Is lost on the dog, for he’s faithful to death;
He sees the great soul which the body conceals-
Oh, it’s great to be young with a dog at your heels!

See https://www.best-poems.net/edgar-albert-guest/a-boy-and-his-dog.html

My humble haiku homage: Thank you Edgar Guest

Ev’ry season and

ev’ryday, you saw the love

and shared the beauty

A boy and his dog reddit.com