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Famous Short Political Poems. Short Political Poetry by Famous Poets

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

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by William Butler Yeats


 'In our time the destiny of man prevents its meanings
in political terms.' -- Thomas Mann.

How can I, that girl standing there,
My attention fix
On Roman or on Russian
Or on Spanish politics?
Yet here's a travelled man that knows
What he talks about,
And there's a politician
That has read and thought,
And maybe what they say is true
Of war and war's alarms,
But O that I were young again
And held her in my arms!

by Andrew Barton Paterson


 The Editor wrote his political screed 
In ink that was fainter and fainter; 
He rose to the call of his country's need, 
And in spiderish characters wrote with speed, 
A column on "Cutting the Painter". 
The "reader" sat in his high-backed chair, 
For literals he was a hunter; 
But he stared aghast at the column long 
Of the editorial hot and strong, 
For the comp. inspired by some sense of wrong 
Had headed it "Gutting the Punter".