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Billy Collins TEDTalks

Billy Collins

Mar 2014

Collins presents two very different poems inspired by what he believes a dog might be thinking.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s been a spate of books that have come out lately contemplating or speculating on the cognition and emotional life of dogs. Do they think, do they feel and, if so, how? So this afternoon, in my limited time, I wanted to take the guesswork out of a lot of that by introducing you to two dogs, both of whom have taken the command “speak” quite literally.

Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)