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Famous Arizona Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Stojanovic, Dejan
...You are from California 
I am from the Midwest 
But we met in Arizona 
And went to the desert 
To measure thorns 
Of the lonely, dispersed cactuses 
Measure the light rays, 
Measure the distance, 
Between us and the world 
Measure the love and kisses and screams 
In the solemn silence of the desert. 
We kissed the dusty ground 
And asked the dry land for a reason 
But the ground was silent 
And we got s...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...and now I'm looking for a

new place to settle down.

 "I've written to Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexi-

co, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington for

their hunting and fishing regulations, and I'm studying them

all, " he said.

 "I've got enough money to travel around for six months,

looking for a place to settle down where the hunting and fish-

ing is good. I'11 get twelve hundred dollars back in income

tax returns by not working any mor...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...the fickle wind

of alltime. The family that fell in the autumn.

 After he split up with his wife, he went to Arizona and was

a reporter and editor of newspapers. He honky-tonked in

Naco, a Mexican border town, drank illescal Mescal Triunfo, played

cards and shot the roof of his house full of bullet holes.

 Pard tells a story about waking one morning in Naco, all

hungover, with the whips and jingles. A friend of his was sit-

ting at the table with ...Read More

by Carruth, Hayden
"Hey, Pops, why dontcha give us the old death knell?"--

And writing it what's more on the rim of hell
In blazing Arizona when all I desired
Was north and solitude and not a villanelle,

Working from memory and not remembering well
How many stanzas and in what order, wired
On Mexican coffee, seeing the death knell

Of sun's salvos upon these hills that yell
Bloody murder silently to the much admired
Dead-blue sky. One wonders if a villanelle

Can do the job. Gra...Read More

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