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Famous Alger Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Alger, Julie Hill
...brown eyes 
beseeching. Then she
was tenderly lifted,
laid on a table,
praised, petted 
and set free.

 -Julie Alger...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
the rank smell of stale coffee 
yet still glow
with the inner fire of an opal,
still taste like honey.

 -Julie Alger...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
...I walk home at August moonrise
past a bright window.

Inside the room
an old woman sees the full moon
and turns off the lamp.

Afterimage shines in my eye:
pale face, snowy hair.

Moonlight streams over the dark house
like cool milk.
When the lamp is out, is the woman
still standing there alone?

In memory, her upraised hand g...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
...The new war is a week old.
Bombs fall on Baghdad,
missiles on Tel Aviv.
The voice on the radio says
the armament dealers of Europe
are hopeful that a longer war
will be good for business.
They say, as fighting continues
there will be wear and tear
on matériel. Spare parts
must be manufactured,
as well as replacements
for equipmen...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
and no guest cried Ah! how well
the recipe turned out - 
until this millennium, today, 
at my table. 
 -Julie Alger...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
...way, because 
if I can only save enough money 

 I can go back there any time
and stay as long as I want. 

 -Julie Alger...Read More

by Alger, Julie Hill
...All the babies born that Tuesday,
full of grace, went home by Thursday
except for one, my tiny girl
who rushed toward light too soon.

All the Tuesday mothers wheeled
down the corridor in glory,
their arms replete with warm baby;
I carried a potted plant.

I came back the next day and the next,
a visitor with heavy breasts,
to sit and ro...Read More

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