Wednesday, 27 June 2007

Encore Byron

'Tis sweet to hear the watch dog's honest bark
Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home;
'tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark
Our coming and look brighter when we come.

5 comments:

jmb said...

Do you have a love for Byron or just all the poets who mention dogs?
This is lovely. A dog to welcome you home, if no one else.

Winchester whisperer said...

Did his dog swim the Hellespont?

Eurodog said...

WW,
Byron swam the Hellespont in 1810. His dog died in 1808. Boatswain is Byron's only recorded dog.

Winchester whisperer said...

It sounds as if he'd have preferred to sail across

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Says it all!