The New Dog

Into the gravity of my life,
the serious ceremonies
of polish and paper
and pen, has come

this manic animal
whose innocent disruptions
make nonsense
of my old simplicities-

as if I needed him
to prove again that after
all the careful planning,
anything can happen.

by Linda Pastan

Comments (5)

very cool linda i like ur dog can i have it
Nice poem about the loyal dog. Thank you Linda Pastan for this poem.
Somehow brings the fun of the dog into significance.
thank you this poem i to love dogs, and this was a great one
I love dogs. They are simply wonderful. Thanks for the poem, Linda. Peace.