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Famous Flounder Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Butler, Ellis Parker
...ling heavenly or oppositely bad;
In fact, so sympathetic that he either must enthuse
Or have the dumps; feel ecstacy or flounder in the blues.

So all agreed that Peterkin Von Gabriel O’Lang
Was the greatest violinist in the virtuoso gang.
The ladies bought his photographs and put them on the shelves
In the place of greatest honor, right beside those of themselves;
They gladly gave ten dollars for a stiff backed parquette chair.
And sat in mouth-wide happiness a-l...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e left a small plantation; 
Wherever in a lonely grove 
He set up his forlorn pipes, 
The gouty oak began to move, 
And flounder into hornpipes. 

The mountain stirr'd its bushy crown, 
And, as tradition teaches, 
Young ashes pirouetted down 
Coquetting with young beeches; 
And briony-vine and ivy-wreath 
Ran forward to his rhyming, 
And from the valleys underneath 
Came little copses climbing. 

The linden broke her ranks and rent 
The woodbine wreaths that bind her,...Read More

by Trethewey, Natasha
...the bite,
jerked the pole straight up
reeling and tugging hard at the fish
that wriggled and tried to fight back.
A flounder, she said, and you can tell
'cause one of its sides is black.
The other is white, she said.
It landed with a thump.
I stood there watching that fish flip-flop,
switch sides with every jump....Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord that hardly bears him,
Lest I fall unawares before the people,
Waking laughter in indolent reviewers.
Should I flounder awhile without a tumble
Thro' this metrification of Catullus,
They should speak to me not without a welcome,
All that chorus of indolent reviewers.
Hard, hard, hard it is, only not to tumble,
So fantastical is the dainty meter.
Wherefore slight me not wholly, nor believe me
Too presumptuous, indolent reviewers.
O blatant Magazines, regar...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...bles with anew!
I must dare the sea again,

Spite of wind and weather too.
When the great and little fish

Wail and flounder in my net,
Straight returns my eager wish

In her arms to revel yet!

1815....Read More

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