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a dog when he's forgotten
Posted by: KendalB (200.94.235.---)
Date: November 25, 2004 11:02PM

This poem was quoted in a novel I read years ago. Have forgotten the novel, never forgot the poem. Maybe Edwin Arlington Robinson? Not sure how good my memory is, but this is close:

A dog when he's forgotten whines and cries
Or looks and lets you know. Sometimes a woman
Will only smile, and tell you to keep warm
When the wind blows. You do not see her face
When you are gone, or know what's hidden in her feelings
Which are real beyond her reputation. It's a pity,
And a great shame, and a malevolent extravagance
That we should find that out so often
Only when calamity comes down upon us
Like a broken house
To bring the news.


Re: a dog when he's forgotten
Posted by: ilza (---.162.246.59.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: November 30, 2004 01:16PM

oops ... I was sure I had answered this one ...
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from Cavender's house ( publ 1929)
by Edwin ... you guessed right !


A dog when he's forgotten whines and cries
Or looks and lets you know. Sometimes a woman
Will only smile, and tell you to keep warm
When the wind blows. You do not see her face
When you are gone, or GUESS WHAT'S IN HER MIND
OR COVERED IN HER FEELINGS WHICH ARE REAL
beyond her reputation. It's a pity,
And a great shame, and a malevolent
extravagance
That YOU should find that out so often
Only when calamity comes down upon YOU
Like a broken house
To bring the news.




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