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Famous Big Picture Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
 A pencil, sir; a penny -- won't you buy?
I'm cold and wet and tired, a sorry plight;
Don't turn your back, sir; take one just to try;
I haven't made a...Read More



by Bishop, Elizabeth
 Remembering the Strait of Belle Isle or
some northerly harbor of Labrador,
before he became a schoolteacher
a great-uncle painted a big picture.

Receding for miles on either side
into a flushed, still sky
are...Read More

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