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Famous Blas Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...to de sea;
But de Lawd will sen' some Moses
Fu' to set his chillun free.
An' de lan' shall hyeah his thundah,
Lak a blas' f'om Gab'el's ho'n,
Fu' de Lawd of hosts is mighty
When he girds his ahmor on.
But fu' feah some one mistakes me,
I will pause right hyeah to say,
Dat I 'm still a-preachin' ancient,
I ain't talkin' 'bout to-day.
But I tell you, fellah christuns,
Things'll happen mighty strange;
Now, de Lawd done dis fu' Isrul,
An' his ways don't nevah change...Read More



by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...hime my Lizy's do'.
An' daih my res' an' joy shell be,
Whaih my ol' wife's awaitin' me—
Why what I keer fu' stingin' blas',
I see huh windah light at las'.
...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...
 ("A quoi bon entendre les oiseaux?") 
 
 {RUY BLAS, Act II.} 


 Oh, why not be happy this bright summer day, 
 'Mid perfume of roses and newly-mown hay? 
 Great Nature is smiling—the birds in the air 
 Sing love-lays together, and all is most fair. 
 Then why not be happy 
 This bright summer day, 
 'Mid perfume of roses 
 And newly-mown hay? 
 
 The streamlets they wander through meadows s...Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...shinin',
Spring is good wif greens and grass,
An' dey 's some t'ings nice 'bout wintah,
Dough hit brings de freezin' blas;
But de time dat is de fines',
Whethah fiel's is green er brown,
Is w'en de rain 's a-po'in'
An' dey 's time to tinker 'roun.
Den you men's de mule's ol' ha'ness,
An' you men's de broken chair.
Hummin' all de time you 's wo'kin'
Some ol' common kind o' air.
Evah now an' then you looks out,
Tryin' mighty ha'd to frown,
But you cain't, you 's g...Read More

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