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Famous Binoculars Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bishop, Elizabeth, "No, go on,"
So the soldiers swarmed again
 Up the hill of Babylon.

Rich people in apartments
 Watched through binoculars
As long as the daylight lasted.
 And all night, under the stars,

Micuçú hid in the grasses
 Or sat in a little tree,
Listening for sounds, and staring
 At the lighthouse out at sea.

And the lighthouse stared back at him,
 til finally it was dawn.
He was soaked with dew, and hungry,
 On the hill of Babylon.

The yellow sun was ugl...Read More

by Bishop, Elizabeth
...are dubious.) 
I'd like to retire there and do nothing, 
or nothing much, forever, in two bare rooms: 
look through binoculars, read boring books, 
old, long, long books, and write down useless notes, 
talk to myself, and, foggy days, 
watch the droplets slipping, heavy with light. 
At night, a grog a l'américaine. 
I'd blaze it with a kitchen match 
and lovely diaphanous blue flame 
would waver, doubled in the window. 
There must be a stove; there is a chimne...Read More

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