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Famous Berserker Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...wrack was sundered;
 To Victory they thundered,
 But . . . Kelly led the way.

Still Kelly kept agoing;
Berserker-like he ran;
His eyes with fury glowing,
A lion of a man;
His rifle madly swinging,
His soul athirst to slay,
His slogan ringing, ringing,
"The Layjun lades the way!"

 Till in a pit death-baited,
 Where Huns with Maxims waited,
 He plunged . . . and there, blood-sated,
 To death he stabbed his way.

Now Kelly was a fellow
Who simpl...Read More



by Whittier, John Greenleaf
...work-day life again; 
The mystic relic seems alone 
A broken mass of common stone; 
And if it be the chiselled limb 
Of Berserker or idol grim, 
A fragment of Valhalla's Thor, 
The stormy Viking's god of War, 
Or Praga of the Runic lay, 
Or love-awakening Siona, 
I know not, -- for no graven line, 
Nor Druid mark, nor Runic sign, 
Is left me here, by which to trace 
Its name, or origin, or place. 
Yet, for this vision of the Past, 
This glance upon its darkness cast, 
My ...Read More

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