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Famous Andy Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Masters, Edgar Lee
...In my Spanish cloak,
And old slouch hat,
And overshoes of felt,
And Tyke, my faithful dog,
And my knotted hickory cane,
I slipped about with a bull's-eye lantern
From door to door on the square,
As the midnight stars wheeled round,
And the bell in the steeple murmured
From the blowing of the wind;
And the weary steps of old Doc Hill
Sounded like one who wa...Read More



by Lawson, Henry
...Our Andy's gone to battle now
'Gainst Drought, the red marauder;
Our Andy's gone with cattle now
Across the Queensland border. 

He's left us in dejection now;
Our hearts with him are roving.
It's dull on this selection now,
Since Andy went a-droving. 

Who now shall wear the cheerful face
In times when things are slackest?
And who shall whistle roun...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...here nothing does no good.
'E sends us 'eaps o' comforts, all bought from 'is pay --
But there aren't much comfort 'andy on ten deaths a day.

Our Chaplain's got a banjo, an' a skinny mule 'e rides,
An' the stuff 'e says an' sings us, Lord, it makes us split our sides!
With 'is black coat-tails a-bobbin' to Ta-ra-ra Boom-der-ay!
'E's the proper kind o' padre for ten deaths a day.

An' Father Victor 'elps 'im with our Roman Catholicks --
He knows an 'eap of Irish s...Read More

by Lehman, David
...The last Campbell's tomato soup can 
of the twentieth century is going to 
the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh 
That is an example of a sentence 
Another is this from a CEO in Fortune 
"You die in either case, but this way you get 
to do it proactively," where the adverb 
makes the sentence I'm walking amid 
the tourists on Bleecker Street the riffraff 
the students with backpacks the bums and 
a good old-fashioned New York feeling 
h...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...'Twas the horse thief, Andy Regan, that was hunted like a dog 
By the troopers of the upper Murray side, 
They had searched in every gully -- they had looked in every log, 
But never sight or track of him they spied, 
Till the priest at Kiley's Crossing heard a knocking very late 
And a whisper "Father Riley -- come across!" 
So his Rev'rence in pyjamas trotted softly to the gate ...Read More



by Edgar, Marriott
....' 

'T were Nelson at finish who saved him, 
And 'e said Joe deserved the V.C. 
But finding 'e 'adn't one 'andy, 
'E gave Joe an egg for 'is tea. 

And after the battle was over, 
And vessel was safely in dock.
The sailors all saved up their coupons, 
And bought Joe a nice marble clock....Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...Tall and freckled and sandy,
Face of a country lout;
This was the picture of Andy,
Middleton's Rouseabout. 

Type of a coming nation,
In the land of cattle and sheep,
Worked on Middleton's station,
'Pound a week and his keep.' 

On Middleton's wide dominions
Plied the stockwhip and shears;
Hadn't any opinions,
Hadn't any 'idears'. 

Swiftly the years went over,
Liquor ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...ep, keep up yer mits!
Oh my, Ain't it a shyme!
Part of me outfit every time.

At toasting a biscuit me bay'nit's a dandy;
 I've used it to open a bully beef can;
For pokin' the fire it comes in werry 'andy;
 For any old thing but for stickin' a man.
'Ow often I've said: "'Ere, I'm goin' to press you
 Into a 'Un till you're seasoned for prime,"
And fiercely I rushes to do it, but bless you!
 Part of me outfit every time.

Lor, yus; DON'T they look glad?
Right O! 'O...Read More

by Tebb, Barry
...hilistines,

Astley, Armitage, Duffy, Sansom, unashamedly provincial,

Defiantly Un-Oxbridge, not the enemy!”



Sorry, Andy, ****-licking's not to my taste.

I always thought it wasn’t yours, my mistake!...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...a Colour-Sergeant, as such to be obeyed,
'E schools 'is men at cricket, 'e tells 'em on parade,
They sees 'im quick an 'andy, uncommon set an' smart,
An' so 'e talks to orficers which 'ave the Core at 'eart.

'E learns to do 'is watchin' without it showin' plain;
'E learns to save a dummy, an' shove 'im straight again;
'E learns to check a ranker that's buyin' leave to shirk;
An 'e learns to malce men like 'im so they'll learn to like their work.

An' when it comes to...Read More

by Edgar, Marriott
...s uncle, `oo worked for a chemist 
Said "There's nowt for it but stomach pump." 

Well, they `adn't a stomach pump `andy, 
But Pa did the best that `e could 
With a bicycle pump that they borrowed 
But that weren't nearly so good. 

So off they went to the doctor 
`Oo looked down `is throat with a glass; 
`E said "This'll mean operation- 
I fear that `e'll `ave to `ave gas." 

"`Ow much is this `ere goin' to cost me?" 
Said Father, beginning to squirm. 
"I'm a...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...'er face,
An' if she meets an accident they count it sore disgrace.
The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband, and 'e's always 'andy by,
But, oh, the little cargo-boats, they've got to load or die!

The Liner she's a lady, and 'er route is cut an' dried;
The Man-o'-War's 'er 'usband, an' 'e always keeps beside;
But, oh, the little cargo-boats that 'aven't any man,
They've got to do their business first, and make the most they can!

The Liner she's a lady, and if a war should come,
Th...Read More

by Sexton, Anne
...dorm.
The oldest princess brought him some wine
but he fastened a sponge beneath his chin,
looking the opposite of Andy Gump.

The sponge soaked up the wine,
and thus he stayed awake.
He feigned sleep however
and the princesses sprang out of their beds
and fussed around like a Miss America Contest.
Then the eldest went to her bed
and knocked upon it and it sank into the earth.
They descended down the opening
one after the other. They crafty soldier
pu...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
..., 
And cunningly ask if the master's at home, 
`Be off,' she replies, `with your blarney and cant, 
Or I'll call my son Andy; he's workin' beyant.' 

`Git out,' she replies, though she trembles with fear, 
For she lives all alone and no neighbours are near; 
But she says to herself, when she's like to despond, 
That the boys are at work in the paddock beyond. 

Ah, none of her children need follow the plough, 
And some have grown rich in the city ere now; 
Yet she say...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
..., 
And cunningly ask if the master's at home, 
`Be off,' she replies, `with your blarney and cant, 
Or I'll call my son Andy; he's workin' beyant.' 

`Git out,' she replies, though she trembles with fear, 
For she lives all alone and no neighbours are near; 
But she says to herself, when she's like to despond, 
That the boys are at work in the paddock beyond. 

Ah, none of her children need follow the plough, 
And some have grown rich in the city ere now; 
Yet she say...Read More

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