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Famous Blow It Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hugo, Richard
...n need to dance--
these remain in the black debris.
Although I know in time the lake will send
wind black enough to blow it all away....Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...its music cleah an' long,
[Pg 151]So de folks at home kin hyeah.
Blow it twell de hills an' trees
Sen's de echoes tumblin' back;
Blow it twell de back'ard breeze
Tells de folks we 's on de track.
Coons is a-ramblin' an' 'possums is out;
Look at dat dog; you could set on his tail!
Watch him now—steady,—min'—what you 's about,
Bless me, dat animal's got on de trail!
Listen to him ba'kin now!
Dat means bus'ness, sho...Read More

by Gorman, Amanda
...the white, the trans,
the ally to all of the above
and more?

Tyrants fear the poet.
Now that we know it
we can’t blow it.
We owe it
to show it
not slow it
although it
hurts to sew it
when the world
skirts below it.       

we must bestow it
like a wick in the poet
so it can grow, lit,
bringing with it
stories to rewrite—
the story of a Texas city depleted but not defeated
a history written that need not be repeated
a nation composed but not yet c...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...ache I quit my job.
My money's mostly gone,--I think
 I ought to save it up for food . . .
But no, I'll blow it in for drink,
 Then do a bunk for good.

I watch my mouse his whiskers preen;
 He watches me with wicked glee.
Today--oh God! It's years sixteen
 Since Mary Ellen wed with me.
Oh how the dear girl hated vermin!
 She left rat poison on the shelf . . .
Friend Mouse, your doom I new determine
 Then--how about myself?...Read More

by Heaney, Seamus
...h which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open...Read More

by Ingelow, Jean
...w it,
  And the lad's father knew it, and the lad, the lad too;
It was never kept a secret, waters bring it and winds blow it,
  And he met it on the mountain—why then make ado?"
With that he spread his white wings, and swept across the water,
  Lit upon the hooded head, and it and all went down;
And they laughed as they went under, and I woke, "the old man's daughter."
  And looked across the slope of grass, and at Cromer town.
And I said, "Is that the sky, all gray ...Read More

by Frost, Robert
...Before man came to blow it right
The wind once blew itself untaught,
And did its loudest day and night
In any rough place where it caught.

Man came to tell it what was wrong:
I hadn't found the place to blow;
It blew too hard--the aim was song.
And listen--how it ought to go!

He took a little in his mouth,
And held it long enough for north
To be converted into south,...Read More

by Frost, Robert
They prudently are spinning their cocoon
And anchoring it to an earth and moon
From which no winter gale can hope to blow it,--
Spinning their own cocoon did they but know it....Read More

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