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Famous Anarchist Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
Uncurst by man-curb and control,
my Isle shall be emparadised,
And I will re-possess my soul . . .
Mad Anarchist! - Well, wasn't Christ?...Read More

by Levine, Philip
over a book of memoirs 
of a Spanish priest who'd 
served his own private faith 
in a long forgotten war. 
An Anarchist and a Catholic, 
his remembrances moved 
inexplicably from Castilian 
to Catalan, a language I 
couldn't follow. That dust, 
fine and gray, peculiar 
to libraries, slipped 
between the glossy pages 
and my sight, a slow darkness 
calmed me, and I forgot 
the agony of those men 
I'd come to love, forgot 
the battles lost and won, 
forgot the fin...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...I told a truth, a tragic truth
 That tore the sullen sky;
A million shuddered at my sooth
 And anarchist was I.
Red righteousness was in my word
 To winnow evil chaff;
Yet while I swung crusading sword
 I heard the devil laugh.

I framed a lie, a rainbow lie
 To glorify a thought;
And none was so surprised as I
 When fast as fire it caught.
Like honey people lapped my lie
 And peddled it abroad,
Till in a lift of sunny sky
 I saw the smile...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard

it were the Mardi Gras in New Orleans being acted out by

Greek statues.

 "She was drawing a picture of a dead anarchist when you

met her. She asked you to stand beside the anarchist and act

as if you had killed him. You slapped her across the face

and said something that would be embarrassing for me to


You both fell very much in love.

 "Once while you were at the front she read Anatomy of

Melancholy and did 349 drawings of a lemon....Read More

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