Howard Nemerov Poems

Howard Nemerov was an American poet born in 1920. He passed away in 1991 after a prestigious career that solidified his reputation as one of the most important American poets of the 20th century. He also penned collections of fiction and prose and worked as an editor.

Walking the Dog

by Howard Nemerov

‘Walking the Dog’ by Howard Nemerov is a poem about an owner, his dog, and the walks they go on. The poet expresses the various sights he sees with his pet and the things they do and don’t share. 

Two universes mosey down the street

Connected by love and a leash and nothing else.

Mostly I look at lamplight through the leaves

While he mooches along with tail up and snout down,

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