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Famous Basting Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...rowing light, 
Their sweet sun-worship? these be for the snare 
(So runs thy fancy) these be for the spit, 
Larding and basting. See thou have not now 
Larded thy last, except thou turn and fly. 
There stands the third fool of their allegory.' 

For there beyond a bridge of treble bow, 
All in a rose-red from the west, and all 
Naked it seemed, and glowing in the broad 
Deep-dimpled current underneath, the knight, 
That named himself the Star of Evening, stood.Read More



by Byron, George (Lord)
...r jesting way, 
Flitting and whispering round about the spit 
Where Belial, upon duty for the day, 
With Fox's lard was basting William Pitt, 
His pupil; I knew what to think, I say: 
That fellow even in hell breeds farther ills; 
I'll have him gagg'd — 'twas one of his own bills. 

LXXIV 

'Call Junius!' From the crowd a shadow stalk'd, 
And at the same there was a general squeeze, 
So that the very ghosts no longer walk'd 
In comfort, at their own a?rial ease, 
But were...Read More

by Hughes, Ted
...and she knots it at the corners.
 But the holiday people
 Are laid out like wounded
 Flat as in ovens
 Roasting and basting
 With faces of torment as space burns them blue
 Their heads are transistors
 Their teeth grit on sand grains
 Their lost kids are squalling
 While man-eating flies
 Jab electric shock needles but what can they do? 

They can climb in their cars with raw bodies, raw faces
 And start up the serpent
 And headache it homeward
 A car full of squabbles
 A...Read More

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