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Famous Agulhas Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...t our heels:
We've ratched beyond the Crossets
 That tusk the Southern Pole,
And dipped our gunnels under
 To the dread Agulhas roll.

Beyond all outer charting
 We sailed where none have sailed,
And saw the land-lights burning
 On islands none have hailed;
Our hair stood up for wonder,
 But, when the night was done,
There danced the deep to windward
 Blue-empty 'neath the sun!

Strange consorts rode beside us
 And brought us evil luck;
The witch-fire climbed our channels...Read more of this...



by Kipling, Rudyard
...our heels:
 We're ratched beyond the Crossets
 That tusk the Southern Pole,
 And dipped our gunnels under
 To the dread Agulhas roll.

 Beyond all outer charting
 We sailed where none have sailed,
 And saw the land-lights burning
 On islands none have hailed;
 Our hair stood up for wonder,
 But, when the night was done,
 There danced the deep to windward
 Blue-empty'neath the sun!

 Strange consorts rode beside us
 And brought us evil luck;
 The witch-fire climbed our cha...Read more of this...

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