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Famous Belongings Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt, under leg, 
Ankles, instep, foot-ball, toes, toe-joints, the heel; 
All attitudes, all the shapeliness, all the belongings of my or your body, or of any
 one’s body, male or female, 
The lung-sponges, the stomach-sac, the bowels sweet and clean, 
The brain in its folds inside the skull-frame,
Sympathies, heart-valves, palate-valves, sexuality, maternity, 
Womanhood, and all that is a woman—and the man that comes from woman, 
The womb, the teats, nipples, breast-milk, ...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt,
Old occult Brahma, interminably far back—the tender and junior Buddha, 
Central and southern empires, and all their belongings, possessors, 
The wars of Tamerlane, the reign of Aurungzebe, 
The traders, rulers, explorers, Moslems, Venetians, Byzantium, the Arabs, Portuguese, 
The first travelers, famous yet, Marco Polo, Batouta the Moor,
Doubts to be solv’d, the map incognita, blanks to be fill’d, 
The foot of man unstay’d, the hands never at rest, 
Thyself, O soul, that ...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...interests, joys, 
The family, parentage, childhood, husband and wife, 
The house-comforts—the house itself, and all its belongings, 
Food and its preservations—chemistry applied to it; 
Whatever forms the average, strong, complete, sweet-blooded Man or Woman—the perfect,
And helps its present life to health and happiness—and shapes its Soul, 
For the eternal Real Life to come. 

With latest materials, works, 
Steam-power, the great Express lines, ga...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...ght but firm hand, 
Forth issue, then, in copious golden jets, 
Sparkles from the wheel. 

The scene, and all its belongings—how they seize and affect me! 
The sad, sharp-chinn’d old man, with worn clothes, and broad shoulder-band of
Myself, effusing and fluid—a phantom curiously floating—now here absorb’d

The group, (an unminded point, set in a vast surrounding;) 
The attentive, quiet children—the loud, proud, restive base of the streets; 
T...Read more of this...

by Tagore, Rabindranath
...s, but the spell of the homeless
winds has touched me I know not when
and where.
I have no care in my heart; all my
belongings I have left far behind me.
I run across hills and dales, I wander
through nameless lands--because I am
hunting for the golden stag....Read more of this...

by Tebb, Barry
...C’ of the TLS

Nightmare of metropolitan amalgam

Grand Hotel and myself as a guest there

Lost with my room rifled, my belongings scattered,

Purse, diary and vital list of numbers gone – 

Vague sad memories of mam n’dad

Leeds 1942 back-to-back with shared outside lav.

Hosannas of sweet May mornings

Whitsun glory of lilac blooming

Sixty years on I run and run

From death, from loss, from everyone.

Which are the paths I never ventured down,

Or would they, too, ...Read more of this...

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