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Famous Short Abuse Poems. Short Abuse Poetry by Famous Poets

Famous Short Abuse Poems. Short Abuse Poetry by Famous Poets. A collection of the all-time best Abuse short poems

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by Hilaire Belloc

The world is full of double beds

 The world is full of double beds
And most delightful maidenheads, 
Which being so, there’s no excuse
For sodomy of self-abuse.


by Andrei Voznesensky

ABUSES AND AWARDS

 A poet can't be in disfavour, 
 he needs no awards, no fame. 
 A star has no setting whatever, 
 no black nor a golden frame. 

 A star can't be killed with a stone, or 
 award, or that kind of stuff. 
 He'll bear the blow of a fawner 
 lamenting he's not big enough. 

 What matters is music and fervour, 
 not fame, nor abuse, anyway. 
 World powers are out of favour 
 when poets turn them away. 

© Copyright Alec Vagapov's translation


by Thomas Hardy

Wives in the Sere

 I 

Never a careworn wife but shows, 
 If a joy suffuse her, 
Something beautiful to those 
 Patient to peruse her, 
Some one charm the world unknows 
 Precious to a muser, 
Haply what, ere years were foes, 
 Moved her mate to choose her. 

II 

But, be it a hint of rose 
 That an instant hues her, 
Or some early light or pose 
 Wherewith thought renews her - 
Seen by him at full, ere woes 
 Practised to abuse her - 
Sparely comes it, swiftly goes, 
 Time again subdues her.