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Famous Blackball Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hardy, Thomas

"Now, to turn to marching matters:--
I've my knapsack, firelock, spatters,
Crossbelts, priming-horn, stock, bay'net, blackball, clay,
Pouch, magazine, flints, flint-box that at every quick-step clatters;
...My heart, Dear; that must stay!"

--With breathings broken
Farewell was kissed unspoken,
And they parted there as morning stroked the panes;
And the Volunteer went on, and turned, and twirled his glove for
And took the coastward lanes.

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