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Famous Bilious Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...I look at you, 
There as I have you now, there as you are, 
Or nearly so as any skill of mine 
Has ever caught you in a bilious mirror,— 
Yes, I could wonder long, and with a reason,
If all but everything achievable 
In me were not achieved and lost already, 
Like a fool’s gold. But you there in the glass, 
And you there on the canvas, have a sort 
Of solemn doubt about it; and that’s well 
For Rembrandt and for Titus. All that’s left 
Of all that was is here; and all...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...easy rings, or rolled into a ball,
A score of grey and greasy things, were drowned in alcohol.
Their bellies were a bilious blue, their eyes a bulbous red;
Their back were grey, and gross were they, and hideous of head.
And when with gusto and a fork the barman speared one out,
It must have gone four inches from its tail-tip to its snout.
Cried Deacon White with deep delight: "Say, isn't that a beaut?"
"I think it is," sniffed Major Brown, "a most disgustin' brute...Read More

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