To a Dog

John Jay CHAPMAN (1862 - 1933)


LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of To a Dog by John Jay Chapman, published in 1917. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 6th, 2011 to mark this year's festivals of remembrance.

Chapman's son Victor was the first American pilot to lose his life in aerial combat, while serving with the Escadrille Américaine in the First World War. This poem tells of the heartbreak of a bereaved father; the sentiment, though attributed to the son's dog, is familiar to all who have lost someone they loved, in peace or war. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Poetry, Elegies & Odes, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To a Dog - Read by AMB Ann Boulais
00:01:03
Play 02 To a Dog - Read by BG Bob Gonzalez
00:01:11
Play 03 To a Dog - Read by DL David Lawrence
00:01:09
Play 04 To a Dog - Read by EAW Elaine A. Westheimer
00:01:11
Play 05 To a Dog - Read by FS fshort
00:01:19
Play 06 To a Dog - Read by GC Snapdragon
00:01:07
Play 07 To a Dog - Read by GHS Algy Pug
00:01:11
Play 08 To a Dog - Read by GJW gemlad
00:01:02
Play 09 To a Dog - Read by HR Herman Roskams
00:01:39
Play 10 To a Dog - Read by JCM Jason Mills
00:01:08
Play 11 To a Dog - Read by JH Jay Howard
00:01:20
Play 12 To a Dog - Read by LAH Lee Ann Howlett
00:01:07
Play 13 To a Dog - Read by LKP Lucy Perry
00:01:01
Play 14 To a Dog - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
00:01:23
Play 15 To a Dog - Read by MG Martin Geeson
00:01:36
Play 16 To a Dog - Read by ND Zloot
00:01:02
Play 17 To a Dog - Read by REF Rhonda Federman
00:01:12
Play 18 To a Dog - Read by RG Ruth Golding
00:01:27
Play 19 To a Dog - Read by RN ravenotation
00:01:28
Play 20 To a Dog - Read by RVB Sweetlilbirdy
00:01:05
Play 21 To a Dog - Read by SS Seneca Suter
00:01:12
Play 22 To a Dog - Read by WT Winston Tharp
00:01:21