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Famous Black As Pitch Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Nash, Ogden
She washed her hands and she straightened her hair up,
Then Isabel quietly ate the bear up.
Once in a night as black as pitch
Isabel met a wicked old witch.
the witch's face was cross and wrinkled,
The witch's gums with teeth were sprinkled.
Ho, ho, Isabel! the old witch crowed,
I'll turn you into an ugly toad!
Isabel, Isabel, didn't worry,
Isabel didn't scream or scurry,
She showed no rage and she showed no rancor,
But she turned the witch into milk and dran...Read More

by Sassoon, Siegfried
...hings with freedom bright as air, 
And with His mercy washed and made them fair. 
Then the flame sank, and all grew black as pitch, 
While we began to struggle along the ditch; 
And someone flung his burden in the muck, 
Mumbling: 'O Christ Almighty, now I'm stuck!'...Read More

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