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Famous Artic Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...oetic song, 
Victorious there where not Rome's consuls brave, 
Heroes, or conquering armies, ever came. 
Far in the artic skies a light is seen, 
Unlike that sun, which shall ere long retreat, 
And leave their hills one half the year in shades. 
Or that Aurora which the sailor sees 
Beneath the pole in dancing beams of light, 
Playing its gambols on the northern hills. 
That light is vain and gives no genial heat, 
To warm the tenants of those frozen climes, 
Or g...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...was told.

But every night by camp-fire light, he'd incubate his woes,
And fan the hate of mate for mate, the evil Artic knows.
In dreams the Lapland withes gloomed like gargoyles overhead,
While the devils three of Helsinkee came cowering by his bed.
"Go take," said they, "the yellow loot he's clinking in his belt,
And leave the sneaking wolverines to snout around his pelt.
Last night he called you Swedish scum, from out the glory-hole;
To-day he said you we...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...plains of Timbuctoo.
And now the Arctic fox he meant to follow to its lair,
And it was also his intent to beard the Artic hare...
Which facts concerning Major Brown I merely tell because
I fain would have you know him for the Nimrod that he was.

Now Skipper Grey and Deacon White were sitting in the shack,
And sampling of the whisky that pertained to Sheriff Black.
Said Skipper Grey: "I want to say a word about this Brown:
The piker's sticking out his ...Read More

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