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Famous City Gent Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...persecuted by the limmer
 Frae year to year;
But yet, despite the kittle kimmer,
 I, Rob, am here.

Do ye envy the city gent,
Behint a kist to lie an’ sklent;
Or pursue-proud, big wi’ cent. per cent.
 An’ muckle wame,
In some bit brugh to represent
 A bailie’s name?

Or is’t the paughty, feudal thane,
Wi’ ruffl’d sark an’ glancing cane,
Wha thinks himsel nae sheep-shank bane,
 But lordly stalks;
While caps and bonnets aff are taen,
 As by he walks?

“O Thou wha...Read More

by Raine, Craig
...On my desk, a set of labels
or a synopsis of leeks,
blanched by the sun
and trailing their roots

like a watering can.
Beyond and below,
diminished by distance,
a taxi shivers at the lights:

a shining moorhen
with an orange nodule
set over the beak,
taking a passenger

under its wing.
I turn away, confront
the cuckold hatstand
at bay in the corner...Read More

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