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Famous Berthed Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Abercrombie, Lascelles
...erefore I said, 
If India is the place where I must preach, 
I am to go by ship, not overland. 
And here my ship is berthed. But worse, far worse 
Than Baghdad, is this roadstead, the brown sails, 
All the enginery of going on sea, 
The tackle and the rigging, tholes and sweeps, 
The prows built to put by the waves, the masts 
Stayed for a hurricane; and lo, that line 
Of gilded water there! the sun has drawn 
In a long narrow band of shining oil 
His light over the s...Read More

by Butler, Ellis Parker
...d Skiddaw West
 He likewise put one name,
And not no more; and I will state
 “Eliza” was that same.

Thus, when she berthed to Skiddaw West
 Eliza Ann could see
How Dan for love and gratitood
 Had named her after she;

And likewise when to East Skiddaw
 That boat bow-foremost came,
His Ann Eliza plain could see
 The vessel bore her name.

Thuswise for nigh on twenty year,
 As I remarked before
Dan cumfuscated them two wives
 And sailed from shore to shore.

I reck...Read More

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