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Famous Collared Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...enches the bearded whisper ran: --
"Lager, der girls und der dollars, dey makes or dey breaks a man.
If Schmitt haf collared der dollars, he collars der girl deremit;
But if Schmitt bust in der pizness, we collars der girl from Schmitt."

They passed one resolution: -- "Your sub-committee believe
You can lighten the curse of Adam when you've lightened the curse of Eve.
But till we are built like angels, with hammer and chisel and pen,
We will work for ourself and ...Read More



by Larkin, Philip
...'43, when I was twenty-one.
If he was younger, did he get this son
At nineteen, twenty? Was he that withdrawn

High-collared public-schoolboy, sharing rooms
With Cartwright who was killed? Well, it just shows
How much . . . How little . . . Yawning, I suppose
I fell asleep, waking at the fumes
And furnace-glares of Sheffield, where I changed,
And ate an awful pie, and walked along
The platform to its end to see the ranged
Joining and parting lines ...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...seen him before today. 
Why, bless my heart, but it's Kruger's self," and he jumped for him straight away. 

He collared old Kruger round the waist and hustled him into the van. 
It wasn't according to stretcher drill for raising a wounded man; 
But he forced him in and said, "All aboard, we're off for a little ride, 
And you'll have the car to yourself," says he, "I reckon we're full inside." 

He wheeled his team on the mountain side and set 'em a merry pace...Read More

by Clark, Badger
...ightin' pointers from the famous bronco steed
    And the bobcat teached us reppertee that bites.
  So when some high-collared herrin' jeered the garb that I was wearin'
    'Twas't long till we had got where talkin' ends,
  And he et his illbred chat, with a sauce of derby hat,
    While my merry pardners entertained his friends.

  Sing 'er out, my buckeroos! Let the desert hear the news.
    Tell the stars the way we rubbed the haughty down.
  We're the fiercest w...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...not raise my head,
Then lo! I heard a husky voice, a swift and silky tread:
"You got so blind, last night, mon vieux, I collared all your cash --
Three hundred francs. . . . There! Nom de Dieu," said Julot the apache.

And that was how I came to know Julot and Gigolette,
And we would talk and drink a bock, and smoke a cigarette.
And I would meditate upon the artistry of crime,
And he would tell of cracking cribs and cops and doing time;
Or else when he...Read More



by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...mer of silk in the cedars 
As into the running they wheeled, 
And out flashed the whips on the leaders, 
For Pardon had collared the field. 

Then right through the ruck he was sailing -- 
I knew that the battle was won -- 
The son of Haphazard was failing, 
The Yattendon filly was done; 
He cut down The Don and The Dancer, 
He raced clean away from the mare -- 
He's in front! Catch him now if you can, sir! 
And up went my hat in the air! 

Then loud fron the lawn and the...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...For I've got to meet my bills and bay the rent, 
And the cash I had provided (so these meetings have decided) 
Shall be collared by the bank at three per cent. 

I can draw out half my money, so they tell me, from the Crown; 
But -- it's just enough to drive a fellow daft -- 
My landlord's quite distressed, by this very bank he's pressed, 
And he'll sell me up, to pay his overdraft. 

There's my nearest neighbour, Johnson, owed this self-same bank a debt, 
Every feath...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...t that sort of a fight. 
For the pris'ners they took -- they shot 'em, no odds were they small or great; 
If they'd collared old Balmaceda, they reckoned to shoot him straight. 
A lot of bloodthirsty devils they were -- but there ain't a doubt 
They must have been real plucked uns, the way that they fought it out, 
And the king of 'em all, I reckon, the man that could stand a pinch, 
Was the boss of a one-horse gunboat. They called her the Admiral Lynch. 
Well...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...in jest,
And saw his face cloud over with sharp pain.
Then suddenly she felt as though a strain
Were put upon her, collared like a slave,
Leashed in the meshes of this thing he gave.
She seized the flimsy rings with both her hands
To snap it, but they held with odd persistence.
Her eyes were blinded by two wind-blown strands
Of hair which had been loosened. Her resistance
Melted within her, from remotest distance,
Misty, unreal, his face grew warm and near,
A...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...steel!
Steel and the first expansions. It paid, I tell you, it paid,
When we came with our nine-knot freighters and collared the long-run trade!
And they asked me how I did it; and I gave 'em the Scripture text,
"You keep your light so shining a little in front o' the next!"
They copied all they could follow, but they couldn't copy my mind,
And I left 'em sweating and stealing a year and a half behind.
Then came the armour-contracts, but that was M'Cullough's side;
He...Read More

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