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Famous Canary Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Clampitt, Amy
...ped into trendier hands. She lived,
impervious to trends, behind a potted hedge of
rubber trees, with three cats, a canary—refuse 
from whose cage kept sifting down and then 
germinating, a yearning seedling choir, around
the saucers on the windowsill—and an inexorable
cohort of roaches she was too nearsighted to deal
with, though she knew they were there, and would
speak of them, ruefully, as of an affliction that
 might once, long ago, have been prevented.

Unclassi...Read More

by Herrick, Robert
...perfumes unto the wine, which thou
Dost rather pour forth, than allow
By cruse and measure; thus devoting wine,
As the Canary isles were thine;
But with that wisdom and that method, as
No one that's there his guilty glass
Drinks of distemper, or has cause to cry
Repentance to his liberty.
No, thou know'st orders, ethics, and hast read
All oeconomics, know'st to lead
A house-dance neatly, and canst truly show
How far a figure ought to go,
Forward or backward, side-ward, a...Read More

by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...pole star glitt'ring o'er their heads; 
The other in the southern tropic rears 
Its head above the waves; Bermudas and 
Canary isles, Britannia and th' Azores, 
With fam'd Hibernia are but broken parts 
Of some prodigious waste which once sustain'd 
Armies by lands, where now but ships can range. 

Your sophistry Acasto makes me smile; 
The roving mind of man delights to dwell 
On hidden things, merely because they're hid; 
He thinks his knowledge ne'er ca...Read More

by Field, Eugene sound of joy go round,--I'm going to set 'em up!
I've pipes of Malmsey, May-wine, sack, metheglon, mead, and sherry,
Canary, Malvoisie, and Port, swete Muscadelle and perry;
Rochelle, Osey, and Romenay, Tyre, Rhenish, posset too,
With kags and pails of foaming ales of brown October brew.
To wine and beer and other cheere I pray you now despatch ye,
And for ensample, wit ye well, sweet sirs, I'm looking at ye!"

Unto which toast of their liege lord ye oders in ye party
...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...hat such darkness might suppress their fear; 
At length theirs vanishes, and fortune smiles; 
For they behold the sweet Canary Isles; 
One of which doubtless is by Nature blessed 
Above both Worlds, since 'tis above the rest. 
For lest some gloominess might strain her sky, 
Trees there the duty of the clouds supply; 
O noble trust which heav'n on this isle pours, 
Fertile to be, yet never need her show'rs. 
A happy people, which at once do gain 
The benefits without t...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...he hen-house, lock up the silly goose,
When the rumour ran along the shore: GROWLTIGER'S ON THE LOOSE!

Woe to the weak canary, that fluttered from its cage;
Woe to the pampered Pekinese, that faced Growltiger's rage.
Woe to the bristly Bandicoot, that lurks on foreign ships,
And woe to any Cat with whom Growltiger came to grips!

But most to Cats of foreign race his hatred had been vowed;
To Cats of foreign name and race no quarter was allowed.
The Persian and the Si...Read More

by Levine, Philip
our ex-wife and had 
no dreams you remembered 
in the morning, you might 
lie on your bed and listen 
to a mad canary sing 
and think it all right to be 
there every Saturday 
ignoring your neighbors, the streets, 
the signs that said join, 
and the need to be helping. 
You might build, as he did, 
a network of golden ladders 
so that the bird could roam 
on all levels of the room; 
you might paint the ceiling blue, 
the floor green, and shade 
the place you call...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...e child deflower. 
The Irish herd is now let loose and comes 
By millions over, not by hecatombs; 
And now, now the Canary Patent may 
Be broached again for the great holiday. 

See how he reigns in his new palace culminant, 
And sits in state divine like Jove the fulminant! 
First Buckingham, that durst to him rebel, 
Blasted with lightning, struck wtih thunder, fell. 
Next the twelve Commons are condemned to groan 
And roll in vain at Sisyphus's stone. 
But ...Read More

by Keats, John
...e known,
Happy field or mossy cavern,
Choicer than the Mermaid Tavern?
Have ye tippled drink more fine
Than mine host's Canary wine?
Or are fruits of Paradise
Sweeter than those dainty pies
Of venison? O generous food!
Drest as though bold Robin Hood
Would, with his maid Marian,
Sup and bowse from horn and can.

 I have heard that on a day
Mine host's sign-board flew away,
Nobody knew whither, till
An astrologer's old quill
To a sheepskin gave the story,
Said he saw you i...Read More

by Storni, Alfonsina
...Little little man, little little man,
set free your canary that wants to fly.
I am that canary, little little man,
leave me to fly.

I was in your cage, little little man,
little little man who gave me my cage.
I say "little little" because you don't understand me
Nor will you understand.

Nor do I understand you, but meanwhile,
open for me the cage from which I want to escape.
Little litt...Read More

by Goose, Mother
...s sung,  Which much delighted Mary.She often, where the cage was hung,  Sat hearing her canary....Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...that such darkness might suppress their fear;
At length theirs vanishes, and fortune smiles;
For they behold the sweet Canary Isles.
One of which doubtless is by Nature blest
Above both Worlds, since 'tis above the rest.
For least some Gloominess might stain her sky,
Trees there the duty of the Clouds supply;
O noble Trust which Heaven on this Isle poures,
Fertile to be, yet never need her showres.
A happy People, which at once do gain
The benefits without the il...Read More

by Service, Robert William, so small, so scant,
Yet somehow oh, so bright and airy.
There was a pink geranium plant,
Likewise a very pert canary.
And in the maiden's heart it seemed
Some fount of gladness must be springing,
For as alone I sadly dreamed
I heard her singing, singing, singing.

God love her! how it cheered me then
To see her there so brave and pretty;
So she with needle, I with pen,
We slaved and sang above the city.
And as across my streams of ink
I watched her from ...Read More

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