Famous Acceleration Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Acceleration poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous acceleration poems. These examples illustrate what a famous acceleration poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Heaney, Seamus
...ld you under cover
and everything is pure interrogation
until a rifle motions and you move
with guarded unconcerned acceleration—
a little emptier, a little spent
as always by that quiver in the self,
subjugated, yes, and obedient.
So you drive on to the frontier of writing
where it happens again. The guns on tripods;
the sergeant with his on-off mike repeating
data about you, waiting for the squawk
of clearance; the marksman training down
out of the s...Read More
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