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Best Famous Mastiff Poems

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Written by Carl Sandburg | Create an image from this poem

Baltic Fog Notes

 (Bergen)SEVEN days all fog, all mist, and the turbines pounding through high seas.
I was a plaything, a rat’s neck in the teeth of a scuffling mastiff.
Fog and fog and no stars, sun, moon.
Then an afternoon in fjords, low-lying lands scrawled in granite languages on a gray sky, A night harbor, blue dusk mountain shoulders against a night sky, And a circle of lights blinking: Ninety thousand people here.
Among the Wednesday night thousands in goloshes and coats slickered for rain, I learned how hungry I was for streets and people.
I would rather be water than anything else.
I saw a drive of salt fog and mist in the North Atlantic and an iceberg dusky as a cloud in the gray of morning.
And I saw the dream pools of fjords in Norway … and the scarf of dancing water on the rocks and over the edges of mountain shelves.
Bury me in a mountain graveyard in Norway.
Three tongues of water sing around it with snow from the mountains.
Bury me in the North Atlantic.
A fog there from Iceland will be a murmur in gray over me and a long deep wind sob always.
Bury me in an Illinois cornfield.
The blizzards loosen their pipe organ voluntaries in winter stubble and the spring rains and the fall rains bring letters from the sea.

Written by Vachel Lindsay | Create an image from this poem

The Master of the Dance

 A chant to which it is intended a group of children shall dance and improvise pantomime led by their dancing-teacher.
I A master deep-eyed Ere his manhood was ripe, He sang like a thrush, He could play any pipe.
So dull in the school That he scarcely could spell, He read but a bit, And he figured not well.
A bare-footed fool, Shod only with grace; Long hair streaming down Round a wind-hardened face; He smiled like a girl, Or like clear winter skies, A virginal light Making stars of his eyes.
In swiftness and poise, A proud child of the deer, A white fawn he was, Yet a fwn without fear.
No youth thought him vain, Or made mock of his hair, Or laughed when his ways Were most curiously fair.
A mastiff at fight, He could strike to the earth The envious one Who would challenge his worth.
However we bowed To the schoolmaster mild, Our spirits went out To the fawn-looted child.
His beckoning led Our troop to the brush.
We found nothing there But a wind and a hush.
He sat by a stone And he looked on the ground, As if in the weeds There was something profound.
His pipe seemed to neigh, Then to bleat like a sheep, Then sound like a stream Or a waterfall deep.
It whispered strange tales, Human words it spoke not.
Told fair things to come, And our marvellous lot If now with fawn-steps Unshod we advanced To the midst of the grove And in reverence danced.
We obeyed as he piped Soft grass to young feet, Was a medicine mighty, A remedy meet.
Our thin blood awoke, It grew dizzy and wild, Though scarcely a word Moved the lips of a child.
Our dance gave allegiance, It set us apart, We tripped a strange measure, Uplifted of heart.
II We thought to be proud Of our fawn everywhere.
We could hardly see how Simple books were a care.
No rule of the school This strange student could tame.
He was banished one day, While we quivered with shame.
He piped back our love On a moon-silvered night, Enticed us once more To the place of delight.
A greeting he sang And it made our blood beat, It tramped upon custom And mocked at defeat.
He builded a fire And we tripped in a ring, The embers our books And the fawn our good king.
And now we approached All the mysteries rare That shadowed his eyelids And blew through his hair.
That spell now was peace The deep strength of the trees, The children of nature We clambered her knees.
Our breath and our moods Were in tune with her own, Tremendous her presence, Eternal her throne.
The ostracized child Our white foreheads kissed, Our bodies and souls Became lighter than mist.
Sweet dresses like snow Our small lady-loves wore, Like moonlight the thoughts That our bosoms upbore.
Like a lily the touch Of each cold little hand.
The loves of the stars We could now understand.
O quivering air! O the crystalline night! O pauses of awe And the faces swan-white! O ferns in the dusk! O forest-shrined hour! O earth that sent upward The thrill and the power, To lift us like leaves, A delirious whirl, The masterful boy And the delicate girl! What child that strange night-time Can ever forget? His fealty due And his infinite debt To the folly divine, To the exquisite rule Of the perilous master, The fawn-looted fool? III Now soldiers we seem, And night brings a new thing, A terrible ire, As of thunder awing.
A warrior power, That old chivalry stirred, When knights took up arms, As the maidens gave word.
WHEN THE TOWN LIKE A GREAT BUDDING ROSE SHALL UNFOLD! Near, nearer that war, And that ecstasy comes, We hear the trees beating Invisible drums.
The fields of the night Are starlit above, Our girls are white torches Of conquest and love.
No nerve without will, And no breast without breath, We whirl with the planets That never know death!
Written by John Clare | Create an image from this poem


 When midnight comes a host of dogs and men
Go out and track the badger to his den,
And put a sack within the hole, and lie
Till the old grunting badger passes by.
He comes an hears - they let the strongest loose.
The old fox gears the noise and drops the goose.
The poacher shoots and hurries from the cry, And the old hare half wounded buzzes by.
They get a forked stick to bear him down And clap the dogs and take him to the town, And bait him all the day with many dogs, And laugh and shout and fright the scampering hogs.
He runs along and bites at all he meets: They shout and hollo down the noisy streets.
He turns about to face the loud uproar And drives the rebels to their very door.
The frequent stone is hurled where'er they go; When badgers fight, then everyone's a foe.
The dogs are clapped and urged to join the fray' The badger turns and drives them all away.
Though scarcely half as big, demure and small, He fights with dogs for hours and beats them all.
The heavy mastiff, savage in the fray, Lies down and licks his feet and turns away.
The bulldog knows his match and waxes cold, The badger grins and never leaves his hold.
He drives the crowd and follows at their heels And bites them through—the drunkard swears and reels The frighted women take the boys away, The blackguard laughs and hurries on the fray.
He tries to reach the woods, and awkward race, But sticks and cudgels quickly stop the chase.
He turns again and drives the noisy crowd And beats the many dogs in noises loud.
He drives away and beats them every one, And then they loose them all and set them on.
He falls as dead and kicked by boys and men, Then starts and grins and drives the crowd again; Till kicked and torn and beaten out he lies And leaves his hold and crackles, groans, and dies.
Written by Emily Dickinson | Create an image from this poem

Abraham to kill him --

 Abraham to kill him --
Was distinctly told --
Isaac was an Urchin --
Abraham was old --

Not a hesitation --
Abraham complied --
Flattered by Obeisance
Tyranny demurred --

Isaac -- to his children
Lived to tell the tale --
Moral -- with a Mastiff
Manners may prevail.