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Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs

6 Jul

 

Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs

Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs is a collection of poems written by dogs, for dogs. The topics of the various poems range from peeing, pooing, and sex to poems about the dog’s masters. Some of the poems are really funny, while others come across as just plain disgusting (especially the ones about bodily functions). Obviously, some of the poems are better than others.

One of my favorite poems was one in which the dog was hoping that their master (a woman) was not in a serious relationship with a man whom the dog did not like. The dog was hoping that the woman had a one-night stand with the man. The dog did not want to see that man again. “Throw The Damn Ball” is the title of one of the funnier poems in the book. It is about how the master should hurry up and throw the ball for the dog instead of teasing it.

Other poems take off on poems by William Carlos Williams and Dylan Thomas. For example, “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Dog Run” is taken from Dylan Thomas’s “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.”

I really liked reading Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs. It was really funny. After each poem, the “poet’s” name is listed as well as where the “dog poet” is from. I noticed that a lot of the dogs were from New York and other parts of the East Coast, although there were quite a few poems from dogs who live in California.

I would recommend Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs todog lovers everywhere, as well as fans of humor. I would give Throw The Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs an A.

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