The great Overdog That heavenly beast With a star in one eye Gives a leap in the east. He dances upright All the way to the west And never once drops On his forefeet to rest. I'm a poor underdog, But to-night I will bark With the great Overdog That romps through the dark. I am a little confused, I know this is talking about star gazing...the underdog is the person watching canis major with a star in its eye (Sirius). Why does it spend a whole stanza (stanza #2) talking about how it moves? Why will the "poor underdog" bark "tonight"?