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Famous Abc Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Abc poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous abc poems. These examples illustrate what a famous abc poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
Here begins the song according to the order of the
letters of the alphabet 


ALMIGHTY and all-merciable* Queen,            ...Read More

by Milligan, Spike
 'Twas midnight in the schoolroom
And every desk was shut
When suddenly from the alphabet 
Was heard a loud "Tut-Tut!"

Said A to B, "I don't like C;
His manners are a lack.
For...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
 The smile of iceboxes annihilates me.
Such blue currents in the veins of my loved one!
I hear her great heart purr.

From her lips ampersands and percent signs
Exit like kisses.
It is...Read More

by Szymborska, Wislawa
 Write it. Write. In ordinary ink
on ordinary paper: they were given no food,
they all died of hunger. "All. How many?
It's a big meadow. How much grass
for each one?" Write:...Read More

by Goose, Mother
  Great A, little a,  Bouncing B!The cat's in the cupboard,  And can't see me....Read More

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