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Famous Back Against The Wall Poems by Famous Poets

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by Hikmet, Nazim
 by how far away the sky is,
 how blue
 and how wide.
Then I respectfully sat down on the earth.
I leaned back against the wall.
For a moment no trap to fall into,
no struggle, no freedom, no wife.
Only earth, sun, and me...
I am happy....Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
...viler coolie-man 
And wrath within the courts of war 
Brews on against Japan!" 

"Must Avalon, with hope forlorn, 
Her back against the wall,
Have lived her brilliant life in vain
While ruder tribes take all?
Must Arthur stand with Asian Celts,
A ghost with spear and crown,
Behind the great Pendragon flag
And be again cut down?

"Tho Europe's self shall move against 
High Jimmu Tenno's throne 
The Forty-seven Ronin Men 
Will not be found alone.
For Percival and Bedivere ...Read More

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