Throw the Damn Ball

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Throw the Damn Ball

Classic Poetry by Dogs

“Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs” by R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett and Rob Battles is a fun book that combines photographs of various canines and poetical musings that have ostensibly been penned by them. The poems range from pithy comments about the environment, toys provided, clothes forced upon the reluctant wearer and...maybe even a sound poet (Rrrruuuuhhh) raps, rhymes and blank verse. What a fun book that adeptly matches the breeds and expressions to the type of poem, and gives a voice to those funny creatures who look at the world in an entirely different manner. There is even an invitation to submit photos of your own dog or cat for inclusion in future tomes or other publications. What a great way to celebrate the companion animal.

Book Blurb for Throw the Damn Ball

A hilarious collection of poetry by dogs- perfect for lovers of literature and pups alike

?Dogs seldom make passes

At dogs passing gasses.”

Are these the words of Dorothy Parker? Ogden Nash?

Nope, the author is Sparky from Milton, Pennsylvania. Sparky, Snowy, Tucker, Louie, these canine laureates have written a volume of poetry displaying the brilliance and wit we've always suspected our dogs were hiding from us. They also, it turns out, revere the human geniuses who came before them, as you’ll see with ?There Is No Frigate Like A Pavement” - an homage to Emily Dickinson - and ?Do Not Go Gentle.” Yes, Dylan Thomas would love it.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 4.50