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Raymond Carver - Your Dog Dies

it gets run over by a van. 
you find it at the side of the road 
and bury it. 
you feel bad about it. 
you feel bad personally, 
but you feel bad for your daughter 
because it was her pet, 
and she loved it so. 
she used to croon to it 
and let it sleep in her bed. 
you write a poem about it. 
you call it a poem for your daughter, 
about the dog getting run over by a van 
and how you looked after it, 
took it out into the woods 
and buried it deep, deep, 
and that poem turns out so good 
you're almost glad the little dog 
was run over, or else you'd never 
have written that good poem. 
then you sit down to write 
a poem about writing a poem 
about the death of that dog, 
but while you're writing you 
hear a woman scream 
your name, your first name, 
both syllables, 
and your heart stops. 
after a minute, you continue writing. 
she screams again. 
you wonder how long this can go on.

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Poet: Raymond Carver
Poem: Your Dog Dies
Poem of the Day: Dec 24 2000

Comment 236 of 236, added on May 15th, 2016 at 11:05 PM.
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r8CIEH Say, you got a nice article.Really thank you! Great.

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Comment 235 of 236, added on May 15th, 2016 at 7:49 PM.
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92eZHA Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this write-up and the rest of the website is also really good.

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Comment 234 of 236, added on May 13th, 2016 at 3:30 PM.
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Thanks for the blog article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

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