Jul 26, 2021
Welcome to Season 4 of The Well Read Poem with poet and
classicist Thomas Banks. This series of poetry readings will focus
on poems having animals as the subject. Some poems will be by well
known poets, while others will be by less popular poets.
This week’s poem is “Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog Which I Gave to His Highness” by Alexander Pope. Pope is known for his satirical poems and his rather dark sense of humor. Poem begins at timestamp 6:47. Check out our sister podcast, The Literary Life Podcast, for more great discussions of literature!
By Alexander Pope
I am his Highness’ dog at Kew:
Pray tell me, Sir, whose dog are you?