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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).

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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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