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This is Bill Murray reading a poem about a dog, and that’s all it needs to be
Like reading a poem about a dog while being accompanied by a man playing the cello. It is Bill Murray at his finest.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) March 18, 2018
As Murray said before he started his performance, the poem is called “Dog,” and it was written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti and published in 1958. The poem discusses a dog’s perspective on politicians and freedom and how the dog’s reality is different than from the humans who tower above it.
And like the dog in the poem, everybody watching Murray saw reality, and the things we saw were bigger than ourselves.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.