Famous Artifacts Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Artifacts poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous artifacts poems. These examples illustrate what a famous artifacts poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Sexton, Anne
...impossible going, gone.
Then you place the basket
in the old woman's hollow lap
and as a last act she fondles
these artifacts like a child's head
and murmurs, "Precious. Precious."
And you are glad you have given
them to this one for she too
is making a trip....Read More
by Clampitt, Amy
the crush of unexamined
follows her routine,
mining the mountainsides
of our daily refuse
for artifacts: subversive
with each arcane
the pleasures of the ruined....Read More
by Ginsberg, Allen
...ded, the poem of the riverbank, condoms & pots, steel knives, nothing stainless, only the dank muck and the razor-sharp artifacts passing into the past--
and the gray Sunflower poised against the sunset, crackly bleak and dusty with the smut and smog and smoke of olden locomotives in its eye--
corolla of bleary spikes pushed down and broken like a battered crown, seeds fallen out of its face, soon-to-be-toothless mouth of sunny air, sunrays obliterated on its hairy head...Read More
by Nemerov, Howard
The greatest ones, greater even than Orpheus?
No one has remembered that far back
Or now considers, among the artifacts,
And bones and cantilevered inference
The past is made of, those first and greatest poets,
So lofty and disdainful of renown
They left us not a name to know them by.
They were the ones that in whatever tongue
Worded the world, that were the first to say
Star, water, stone, that said the visible
And made it bring invisibles to view
In ...Read More
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