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Famous Acreage Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...d fires:
A vermin region by the stars abhorred, 
Where falls the flaming word 
By which I consecrate with unsuccess 
An acreage of God’s forgetfulness, 
Left here above the foam and long ago
Made right for my duress; 
Where soon the sea, 
My foaming and long-clamoring enemy, 
Will have within the cryptic, old embrace 
Of her triumphant arms—a memory.
Why then, the place? 
What forage of the sky or of the shore 
Will make it any more, 
To me, than my award of what was left...Read More

by Gluck, Louise
...some third guy also up for the weekend.
But Saturday we still were paired; spent
It sprawled across that sprawling acreage
Until the grass grew limp
with damp. Like me. Johnston-baby, I can still see
The pelted clover, burrs' prickle fur and gorged
Pastures spewing infinite tiny bells. You pimp....Read More

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