December 11th, 2015

Monocle Husky

Uncivilised Spelling

Civilized Beasts is a charity poetry anthology, with all profits going to the Wildlife Conservation Society. You can buy it in both physical and ebook formats.

I contributed Sled Dog Cadence, which is, as the name suggests, a cadence, call-and-response song or jody call, huskies and other hauling dogs, for the use of. I figured dog teams would have similar preoccupations to soldiers on the march: food, rest, sex, and how much better they are than all the other teams.

I had to look up the technical term for these songs, though I was familiar with the genre from Air Cadet camp. One we sang there went:

"Here's to the girl that I love best
Many's the time I've washed her vest."

...at least, when the CO was listening. Air Cadet camp was very educational.

Civilized Beasts cover