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Famous Foreigner Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Foreigner poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous foreigner poems.

These examples illustrate what a famous foreigner poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate). The poems may also contain the word 'foreigner'.

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by Nash, Ogden
 There is one thing that ought to be taught in all the colleges,
Which is that people ought to be taught not to go around always making apologies.
I don't mean...Read More
by Pope, Alexander
 Ne Rubeam, Pingui donatus Munere
(Horace, Epistles II.i.267)
While you, great patron of mankind, sustain 
The balanc'd world, and open all the main;
Your country, chief, in arms abroad defend,
At home, with...Read More
by Merwin, W S
 By this part of the century few are left who believe
 in the animals for they are not there in the carved parts
of them served on plates and the...Read More
by Atwood, Margaret
 The world is full of women
who'd tell me I should be ashamed of myself
if they had the chance. Quit dancing.
Get some self-respect
and a day job.
Right. And minimum wage,
and varicose...Read More
by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
 'There sinks the nebulous star we call the Sun, 
If that hypothesis of theirs be sound' 
Said Ida; 'let us down and rest;' and we 
Down from the lean...Read More
by Hacker, Marilyn
 After Joseph Roth

Parce que c'était lui; parce que c'était moi.
Montaigne, De L'amitië

The dream's forfeit was a night in jail
and now the slant light is crepuscular.
Papers or not, you are...Read More
by Nash, Ogden
 Foreigners are people somewhere else,
Natives are people at home;
If the place you’re at
Is your habitat,
You’re a foreigner, say in Rome.
But the scales of Justice balance true,
And tit leads into...Read More
by Kay, Jackie
 I am only nineteen
My whole life is changing

Tonight I see her
Shuttered eyes in my dreams

I cannot pretend she's never been
My stitches pull and threaten to snap

My own body a...Read More
by Dickinson, Emily
 Where every bird is bold to go
And bees abashless play,
The foreigner before he knocks
Must thrust the tears away....Read More
by Lowell, Amy
 Have at you, you Devils!
My back's to this tree,
For you're nothing so nice
That the hind-side of me
Would escape your assault.
Come on now, all three!
Here's a dandified gentleman,
Rapier at point,
And...Read More
by Schwartz, Delmore
 Caesar, the amplifier voice, announces
Crime and reparation. In the barber shop
Recumbent men attend, while absently
The barber doffs the naked face with cream.
Caesar proposes, Caesar promises
Pride, justice, and the sun
Brilliant...Read More
by Dickinson, Emily
 Besides this May
We know
There is Another --
How fair
Our Speculations of the Foreigner!

Some know Him whom We knew --
Sweet Wonder --
A Nature be
Where Saints, and our plain going Neighbor
Keep May!...Read More
by Dickinson, Emily
 Parting with Thee reluctantly,
That we have never met,
A Heart sometimes a Foreigner,
Remembers it forgot --...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 (Non-commissioned Officers in Charge of Prisoners)
When by the labor of my 'ands
 I've 'elped to pack a transport tight 
With prisoners for foreign lands, 
 I ain't transported with...Read More
by Schiller, Friedrich von
 Three errors there are, that forever are found
On the lips of the good, on the lips of the best;
But empty their meaning and hollow their sound--
And slight is the...Read More
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