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Famous Blood Bath Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Mayakovsky, Vladimir
...own onto bayonet steel.
For the sake of what?
The earth shivers
and stripped.
Mankind is vapourised in a blood bath
only so 
can get hold of Albania.
Human gangs bound in malice,
blow after blow strikes the world
only for 
someone’s vessels 
to pass without charge 
through the Bosporus. 
the world 
won’t have a rib intact.
And its soul will be pulled out.
And trampled down
only for someone,
to lay 
their hands on
Mesopota...Read More

by Jeffers, Robinson
When I considered it too closely, when I wore it like an element
 and smelt it like water,
Life is become less lovely, the net nearer than the skin, a
 little troublesome, a little terrible.

I pledged myself awhile ago not to seek refuge, neither in death
 nor in a walled garden,
In lies nor gated loyalties, nor in the gates of contempt, that
 easil...Read More

by Davidson, John
...In anguish we uplift 
A new unhallowed song: 
The race is to the swift; 
The battle to the strong. 

Of old it was ordained 
That we, in packs like curs, 
Some thirty million trained 
And licensed murderers, 

In crime should live and act, 
If cunning folk say sooth 
Who flay the naked fact 
And carve the heart of truth. 

The rulers cry aloud, 
"W...Read More

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