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Famous For The Record Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Berryman, John, my lord,
this august court will entertain the plea
Not Guilty by reason of death.
I can say no more except that for the record
I add that all the crimes since all the times he
died will be due to the breath

of unknown others, sweating in theri guilt
while my client Henry's brow of stainless steel
rests free, as well it may,
of all such turbulence, whereof not built
Henry lies clear as any onion-peel
in any sandwich, say.

He spiced us: there, my lord, the wicked ...Read More

by Rich, Adrienne
...The clouds and the stars didn't wage this war
the brooks gave no information
if the mountain spewed stones of fire into the river
it was not taking sides
the raindrop faintly swaying under the leaf
had no political opinions

and if here or there a house
filled with backed-up raw sewage
or poisoned those who lived there
with slow fumes, over years
the house...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton gates that camps with old Rooster Hall 
Must talk about something else than fowls, if he wishes to talk at all. 
For the record lies in the local Court, and filed in its deepest vault, 
That Peter Hall, of the Take 'Em Down, was tried for a fierce assault 
On a stranger man, who, in all good faith, and prompted by what he heard, 
Had asked old Hall if a British Game could beat an Australian bird; 
And Old McCrae, who was on the bench, as soon as the case was tried, 
Re...Read More

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