Today is World Poetry Day. It’s a day to appreciate and support poets and poetry. I’m not sure why me – a dog – is telling you this, except my person likes poetry and she told me I had to.
Okay person, I told them. Can I go back to writing about my adventures now?
What? You want me to write a poem?
But I’m just a dog. I don’t write poetry.
I did? I wrote a poem once?
Oh yeah. But that was for a special occasion. That was my Gotcha Day.
Can we go out on my trails now? I want to have more adventures to write about.
You’re not going to let me go on my trails until I write a poem? No fair!
Okay, here goes.
I’m a ball catching slobbery dog
Who lives with a cat and a frog
I love walks on my trail
and I never will fail
to share all my fun on my blog
Okay person, there it is. Can we go for a walk now? I need some fun to share on my blog.
Will and Eko
March 21, 2013 at 10:35 am
Bongo for Poet Laureate 2013!
March 21, 2013 at 1:06 pm
Thanks Will and Eko. I guess I should write more poetry.
March 21, 2013 at 10:39 am
I’m sure that by now your person has taken you out on your trails, after this poem you wrote
March 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm
Marina, I got worn out having to think so hard to write that poem so I took a nap. But my person promise she’ll take me out on my trails later today.
Two French Bulldogs
March 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm
Happy poetry day!
Benny & Lily
March 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm
Thanks Benny & Lily. I hope you have a great day too.
March 21, 2013 at 12:03 pm
Bongo, you’re tremendous. That’s the best poem ever 🙂
March 21, 2013 at 1:11 pm
Thanks Angels Whisper and Little Binky.
March 21, 2013 at 12:13 pm
Bongo dear, you are such a cool dog
I bet you can balance upon a log
I really really dig your blog
I’d like to see a picture of you with the frog
🙂 (I’m terrible at this, but I couldn’t help myself)
March 21, 2013 at 1:18 pm
Blueberry’s human, that was a great poem. Thanks for writing it. This post has some pictures with the frog in it but you can’t see him very well. https://bongodogblog.com/2012/12/03/a-new-mischief-maker/ The frog lives in his little container full of water and sand and doesn’t come out.
March 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm
*The Collies stand up and cheer!!!!* Ginger says she writes poetry also.. dad is not impressed… he says “over ze lips and over ze gums look out stomach here it comes!” is not poetry…..
Critics I tell you!
March 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Ginger, that’s the best poetry ever. Tell your dad he just doesn’t appreciate good culture.
March 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm
I love the photo, Bongo!~
March 21, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Thanks Sue Ann.
March 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Bongo, this is totally unrelated, but you are so smart, I hope you can tell me: How do you get all your awards to show up on the right side of your blog page? Is there a setting in the Menus?
March 21, 2013 at 4:43 pm
Sue Ann, the first thing you need is the web address of the award image. Since these can be deleted from other websites the best way is to save the image on your hard drive and click Media on the left side of your blog’s dashboard screen and then click “Add New” and upload it. Once it’s uploaded click “View” on that picture in your Media Library and copy the URL (web address). On the menu on the left of your dashboard screen click “Appearance” then “Widgets”. Find the Image widget and drag it to the right of your screen. There are several fields on the image widget to fill out. The one thing you have to enter is the Image URL. Paste what you already have copied into that field. You might have to play with the width and height. A width of 150 works best with the template I use. You may have to do some math to keep your width and height in proportion to each other. Hope that helps. If you still have questions you can email my person at email@example.com.
March 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm
Bongo, thanks so much. I think I’ve got it now. Tell your person thank you also. ❤
March 24, 2013 at 9:42 pm
You’re welcome Sue Ann. And I passed the thank you on to my person.
March 21, 2013 at 2:57 pm
Do you really have a frog, Bongo??? Or was that just for rhyming? 🙂
March 21, 2013 at 4:46 pm
Remy, I really have a frog. He’s an ancient frog. I think he’s about 12 years old now. He lives under water and just comes up every once in awhile for air. He lives in the bathroom and my people keep the door shut because Scratchy always wants to go after him.
March 21, 2013 at 7:44 pm
Good job on the poem Bongo, I hope you get to go walking now. Mica has to go to grooming tomorrow so no walk for her:(
March 21, 2013 at 7:53 pm
Thanks Lexie and Mica. I did get to go on a walk and I even made a new friend. Mica, maybe you can sneak over here tomorrow and go for a walk with me instead of getting groomed.
March 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm
Who knew?! Love your poem. Can’t wait to hear about your next adventure. 🙂
March 21, 2013 at 11:08 pm
Thanks BZ. My next adventure is a good one. At least I think it is.
March 22, 2013 at 6:24 am
Awwwww, Bongo, you are a Poeta DoGtus! (I could not find an explanation of this title in English, it seems to be a Central-Europian thingy, the Wikipedia has it in Hungarian, Polish and German. If your person speaks German, she can translate it for you: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poeta_doctus. If not, I’ll do it for you!)
March 22, 2013 at 1:23 pm
Thanks Kolytyi. I like that title. My person ran the description through Google Translate, but she says it’s never translated German very well for her.
March 23, 2013 at 9:53 am
I think the problem with German-English translations could be (besides that all translation machines are almost useless) that German structures and sentences are considerably more complicated and longer than English structures and sentences. Moreover, I think the Hungarian description is much better than the German version:
A poeta doctus is a poet who knows poetry very well, with a scientific thoroughness. He/She often draws inspiration from his erudition, the mythology, history, or foreign cultures. The reader has to be erudite, too, in order to understand his/her symbols and indications. It comes from Latin and means ‘learned poet’.
March 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm
Thanks Kolytyi. Your translation makes far more sense than the Google translation.
March 22, 2013 at 6:59 am
Wow! The poem is pawsome! You’re very good at poetry things Bongo! You can write about your adventures poetically, too!! 🙂
March 22, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Thanks Kevin. Sometimes it’s fun to use a different genre – hey person, what’s that word I just wrote? – of writing.
March 22, 2013 at 8:05 am
You are so clever! And I like Blueberry’s Human’s poem about you, too. I would also like to see a photo of you with your frog.
March 22, 2013 at 1:26 pm
Thanks Shary. I thought it was pretty cool that Blueberry’s Human wrote a poem too. Here’s a link to a post that has me, Scratchy, and the frog https://bongodogblog.com/2012/12/03/a-new-mischief-maker/ but the frog lives in a container of water so it’s kind of hard to see him.
March 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm
I remember that one now. Cute. Scratchy has some impressive claws. I hope you know how to dodge them.
March 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Shary, I’ve been at the wrong end of those claws more than once.
March 24, 2013 at 2:27 am
Wonderful! I especially like the line, “Who lives with a cat and a frog” 🙂
March 24, 2013 at 1:36 pm