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Famous Accordion Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...Some carol of the banjo, to its measure keeping time;
Of viol or of lute some make a song.
My battered old accordion, you're worthy of a rhyme,
You've been my friend and comforter so long.
Round half the world I've trotted you, a dozen years or more;
You've given heaps of people lots of fun;
You've set a host of happy feet a-tapping on the floor . . .
Alas! your dancing days are nearly done.

I've played you from the palm-belt to the suburbs o...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.

An Italian boy is sending songs to you to-night from an
A Polish boy is out with his best girl; they marry next
 month; to-night they are throwing you kisses.

An old man next door is dreaming over a sheen that sits
 in a cherry tree in his back yard.

The clocks say I must go--I stay here sitting on the
 back porch drinking white thoughts you rain down.

 Shine on, O moon,
Shake out mo...Read More

by Blackburn, Thomas
...keep still.' Then she, 'It's getting late.'
A waiter came and took away a plate.

Then from the darkness an accordion;
'These pauses, love, perhaps in them, made free,
Life slips out of its gross machinery,
And turns upon itself in unison.'
It was quite dark now you must understand
And something of a red mouth on a wall
Joined with the music and the alcohol
And pushed me to the fingers of her hand.
Well, there it was, itself and quite complete,
Accountable...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...esplaines river
And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees with
their women and children 
and a keg of beer and an
accordion....Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...ust before it became necessary

to stand on the toilet seat and step into that hole, crushing

the garbage down like an accordion into the abyss.



Until recently my knowledge about the Cleveland Wrecking

Yard had come from a couple of friends who'd bought things

there. One of them bought a huge window: the frame, glass

and everything for just a few dollars. It was a fine-looking


 Then he chopped a hole in t...Read More

by Service, Robert William growl, I fail
To see the reason why.

And all the evening by the lamp
I read some tale of crime,
Or play my old accordion
With Marie keeping time,
Until we hear the hour of ten
From out the steeple chime.

Then in the morning bright and soon,
No moment do I lose;
Within my little cobbler's shop
To gain the silver sous
(Good luck one has no need of legs
To make a pair of shoes).

And every Sunday -- oh, it's then
I am the happy man;
They wheel me to the river-s...Read More

by Tebb, Barry>

It is there when I see people dance

Beneath the veined clouds under the May sun

Especially when the notes of the accordion

Pied-piped them away from the urgencies of the day.

It is the people’s special gift beneath the waving banner

To have such gentle hearts. Mine beats still

At the kindness of strangers.

After the Night of the Long Knives 

That same heart still beats 

At the goodwill of those souls buried

Beneath stones laughing and weeping even n...Read More

by Lowell, Robert

Yet for a moment, the children
could play truant from their tuition.

When I look back, I see a collapsing
accordion of my receding houses,
and myself receding
to a boy of twenty-five or thirty,
too shopworn for less, too impressionable for more—
blackmaned, illmade
in a washed blue workshirt and coalblack trousers,
moving from house to house,
still seeking a boy's license
to see the countryside without arrival.


terror in happiness may not cu...Read More

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