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Poem needed urgently - Dog by Ted Hughes?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by babyboomer, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. Is it this one? :0)


    Roger the Dog

    Asleep he wheezes at his ease,
    He only wakes to scratch his fleas.

    He hogs the fire, he bakes his head,
    As if it were a loaf of bread.

    He's just a sack of snoring dog,
    You can hug him like a log.

    You can roll him with your foot,
    He'll stay snoring where he's put.

    He will not race, he will not romp,
    He saves his strength for gobble and chomp.

    He'll work as hard as you could wish,
    Emptying his dinner dish.

    Then flops flat, and digs down deep,
    like a miner, into sleep.

    Ted Hughes
     
  2. Yes! Thank you so much. I was beginning to think it didn't exist.
     
  3. You missed a couplet

    Dog
    Asleep he wheezes at his ease.
    He only wakes to scratch his fleas.

    He hogs the fire, he bakes his head
    As if it were a loaf of bread.

    He?s just a sack of snoring dog.
    You can lug him like a log.

    You can roll him with your foot.
    He?ll stay snoring where he?s put.

    Take him out for exercise
    He?ll roll in cowclap up to his eyes.

    He will not race, he will not romp.
    He saves his strength for gobble and chomp.

    He?ll work as hard as you could wish
    Emptying the dinner dish.

    Then flops flat, and digs down deep,
    Like a miner, into sleep.

    Ted Hughes
     

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