Two hungry dogs lingered behind me,
I thought they wanted a meal.
My friend shooed them away,
They went; but slowly, in dismay.
I told my friend that it was wrong,
As they trotted and strayed along.
As the dogs went away,
They stopped to talk and pray
They seemed to be lost deep in thought.
What nature and destiny for them had brought.
I wondered what they were thinking of us,
The masters of the world, the conquerors of the earth.
Can’t we love and live with nature?
Can’t we help these speechless creatures?
As I stood there awed and dazed,
I read their faces,
Transfixed and amazed.
It dawned upon me that they were beautifully made.
I imagined that they were talking.
About us and our doings.
They thought that we were aliens on earth,
Who had been killing and conquering since birth.
They could do nothing against a man.
I watched the dogs enter a street,
I knew that they were searching for meat.
Why do we rob these innocent dogs?
Of basic food for which they long?
That day to me was a thickening fog,
Should we humans continue to hog?
The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.
Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.