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Famous Albums Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Knight, Etheridge
...Shiny record albums scattered over
the living room floor, reflecting light
from the lamp, sharp reflections that hurt
my eyes as I watch you, squatting among the platters, 
the beer foam making mustaches on your lips.

And, too,
the shadows on your cheeks from your long lashes
fascinate me--almost as much as the dimples
in your cheeks, your arms and your legs.

Y...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...By such and such an offering
To Mr. So and So,
The web of live woven --
So martyrs albums show!...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...My worldly wealth I hoard in albums three,
My life collection of rare postage stamps;
My room is cold and bare as you can see,
My coat is old and shabby as a tramp's;
Yet more to me than balances in banks,
My albums three are worth a million francs.

I keep them in that box beside my bed,
For who would dream such treasures it could hold;
But every day I take them out and spread
Each...Read More

by Skenderija, Sasha

I grew up with some of them,
others, who I met as grown-up people,
I could unerringly pick out in their photo albums 
on group pictures of their school classes. 
They've always been like that.

They remember every detail I've ever told them about myself, 
and even some I left untold.
There's always one of them around to remind me
of important things about myself
when I sink or soar too high
in my petty existential delirium.

Some of them h...Read More

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