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Famous Ferret Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
I wonder if he saw too much, 
Or if he looked one way too long.

But when were thoughts or wonderings 
To ferret out the man within? 
Why prate of what he seemed to be, 
And all that he might not have been? 

He clung to phantoms and to friends,
And never came to anything. 
He left a wreath on Cubit’s grave. 
I say no more for Clavering....Read More

by Smart, Christopher Solomon praise with the Ant, and give the glory to the Fountain of all Wisdom. 

Let Romamti-ezer bless with the Ferret -- The Lord is a rewarder of them, that diligently seek him. 

Let Samuel, the Minister from a child, without ceasing praise with the Porcupine, which is the creature of defence and stands upon his arms continually. 

Let Nathan with the Badger bless God for his retired fame, and privacy inaccessible to slander. 

Let Joseph, who from the ...Read More

by Clare, John
...where sun beams earliest rest
That drys the dews from off the grass
Shading it from all that pass
Save the rude boy wi ferret gaze
That hunts thro evry secret maze
He finds its pencild eggs agen
All streakd wi lines as if a pen
By natures freakish hand was took
To scrawl them over like a book
And from these many mozzling marks
The school boy names them 'writing larks'
Bum barrels twit on bush and tree
Scarse bigger then a bumble bee
And in a white thorns leafy rest
It builds...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...shall see no more this afternoon 
Than what there is around us every day, 
Unless you have a skill that I have not 
To ferret the invisible for rats.”

“If you see what’s around us every day, 
You need no other showing to go mad. 
Remember that and take it home with you; 
And say tonight, ‘I had it of a fool— 
With no immediate obliquity
For this one or for that one, or for me.’” 
Gawaine, having risen, eyed the fool curiously: 
“I’ll not forget I had it of a kni...Read More

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
...t flame of orange; 
Giving sleepy, brittle scent 
That stings the lungs. 
A creeping wind slips through them like a ferret; they bow and dance, 
answering Beauty's voice . . . 

The horse whinnies. I dismount 
And tie him to the grey worn fence. 
I set myself against the javelins of grass and sun; 
And climb the rounded breast, 
That flows like a sea-wave. 
The summit crackles with heat, there is no shelter, no hollow from 
the flagellating glare.<...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...e Summers -- Green --

You've seen the Color -- maybe --
Upon a Bonnet bound --
When that you met it with before --
The Ferret -- cannot find --...Read More

by Masefield, John
...the other cheek." 
Across the way by almshouse pump 
I see old puffing parson stump. 
Old parson, red-eyed as a ferret 
From nightly wrestlings with the spirit; 
I ran acrosss, and barred his path. 
His turkey gills went red as wrath 
And then he froze as parsons can. 
"The police will deal with you, my man." 
"Not yet, "said I, "not yet they won't; 
And now you'll hear me, like or don't. 
The English Church both is and was 
A subsidy of Caiaphas. ...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
The whole world on a raft! A Duke is here
At sight of whose lank jaw the muses leer.
Journeyman-printer, lamb with ferret eyes,
In life's skullduggery he takes the prize —
Yet stands at twilight wrapped in Hamlet dreams.
Into his eyes the Mississippi gleams.
The sandbar sings in moonlit veils of foam.
A candle shines from one lone cabin home.
The waves reflect it like a drunken star.

A banjo and a hymn are heard afar.
No solace on the lazy shore ...Read More

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