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Famous Bivouacs Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Berryman, John
...less or more.
In valleys, thin on headlands, narrow & wide
our targets rest. In us we trust. Far, near,
the bivouacs of fear

are solemn in the moon somewhere tonight,
in turning time. It's late for gratitude,
an annual, rude
roar of a moment's turkey's 'Thanks'. Bright & white
their ordered markers undulate away
awaiting no day.

Away from us, from Henry's feel or fail,
campaigners lie with mouldered toes, disarmed,
out of order,
with whom we will one...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...from centre could hardly be known 
 Through snow o'er horses and carts o'erthrown, 
 Where froze the wounded. In the bivouacs forlorn 
 Strange sights and gruesome met the breaking morn: 
 Mute were the bugles, while the men bestrode 
 Steeds turned to marble, unheeding the goad. 
 The shells and bullets came down with the snow 
 As though the heavens hated these poor troops below. 
 Surprised at trembling, though it was with cold, 
 Who ne'er had trembled out of fe...Read More

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