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Famous Flat Out Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Plath, Sylvia good.

What is it that flings these innocent souls at us?
Look, they are so exhausted, they are all flat out
In their canvas-sided cots, names tied to their wrists,
The little silver trophies they've come so far for.
There are some with thick black hair, there are some bald.
Their skin tints are pink or sallow, brown or red;
They are beginning to remember their differences.

I think they are made of water; they have no expression.
Their fea...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton

Said the Boastful Crow, "I could take my ease 
And fly with little green birds like these. 
If they went flat out and they did their best 
I could have a smoke and could take a rest." 
And he asked of the Bee-birds circling round: 
"Now, where do you spike-tails think you're bound?" 
"We leave tonight, and out present plan 
is to go straight on till we reach Japan. 

"Every year, on the self-same day, 
We call our children and start away, 
Twittering, t...Read More

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