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Famous Anent Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
If poets e’er are represented;
I ken if that your sword were wanted,
 Ye’d lend a hand;
But when there’s ought to say anent it,
 Ye’re at a stand.

Arouse, my boys! exert your mettle,
To get auld Scotland back her kettle;
Or faith! I’ll wad my new pleugh-pettle,
 Ye’ll see’t or lang,
She’ll teach you, wi’ a reekin whittle,
 Anither sang.

This while she’s been in crankous mood,
Her lost Militia fir’d her bluid;
(Deil na they never mair do guid,
 Play’d her that pl...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...o float
A syndicate to haul and freight to town that noble boat."

 I met him later in a bar and made a gay remark
 Anent an ancient miner and an option on the Ark.
 He gazed at me reproachfully, as only topers can;
 But what he said I can't repeat--he was a bad old man....Read More

by Butler, Ellis Parker
..., then, this proposition made,
 (And my bum verses “Ah’d” and “Oh’d!”).
What Q. E. D. can be displayed
 Anent this “On the Tibur Road”?


First, Horry’s dead and he don’t care,
 So cancel him, and let him snore;
His Donkey has been raised in air
 So oft he’s tough and calloused o’er;
Our Miller—dusty-headed man—
 Follows the best donk-boosting code:
Our Son—dispute it no one can—
 Sings gaily down the Tibur Road.


This, then, must be this Critic’s ...Read More

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