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Famous Bighorn Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...s passed away, and at last one day came a squaw with a story strange,
Of a long-deserted line of traps 'way back of the Bighorn range;
Of a little hut by the great divide, and a white man stiff and still,
Lying there by his lonesome self, and I figured it must be Bill.
So I thought of the contract I'd made with him, and I took down from the shelf
The swell black box with the silver plate he'd picked out for hisself;
And I packed it full of grub and "hooch", and I slung it...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...on top.

The summer -- no sweeter was ever;
 The sunshiny woods all athrill;
The grayling aleap in the river,
 The bighorn asleep on the hill.
The strong life that never knows harness;
 The wilds where the caribou call;
The freshness, the freedom, the farness --
 O God! how I'm stuck on it all.

The winter! the brightness that blinds you,
 The white land locked tight as a drum,
The cold fear that follows and finds you,
 The silence that bludgeons you dumb.
Th...Read More

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