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Famous Ballasts Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...hile I lay alone in my bed,
And again as I walk’d the beach under the paling stars of the morning. 

My ties and ballasts leave me—I travel—I sail—my elbows rest in
 the sea-gaps; 
I skirt the sierras—my palms cover continents; 
I am afoot with my vision. 

By the city’s quadrangular houses—in log huts—camping with
Along the ruts of the turnpike—along the dry gulch and rivulet bed; 
Weeding my onion-patch, or hoeing rows of carrots and parsnips—...Read More

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