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Famous Grandchild Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Milton, John
 Mean while the heinous and despiteful act 
Of Satan, done in Paradise; and how 
He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve, 
Her husband she, to taste the fatal fruit,...Read More

by Milton, John
 As one who in his journey bates at noon, 
Though bent on speed; so here the Arch-Angel paused 
Betwixt the world destroyed and world restored, 
If Adam aught perhaps...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
 [In memory of E. S. Frazee, Rush County, Indiana]

Into the acres of the newborn state 
He poured his strength, and plowed his ancient name, 
And, when the traders followed...Read More

by Jeffers, Robinson
 I followed the narrow cliffside trail half way up the mountain
Above the deep river-canyon. There was a little cataract crossed the path, 
 flinging itself
Over tree roots and rocks,...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
 People live forever in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa.
The entrance requirements for grampahood are comparatively mild,
You only have...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
 I've paid for your sickest fancies; I've humoured your crackedest whim --
Dick, it's your daddy, dying; you've got to listen to him!
Good for a fortnight, am I? The doctor...Read More

by Edson, Russell
 We bought an electric monkey, experimenting rather 
recklessly with funds carefully gathered since 
grandfather's time for the purchase of a steam monkey. 

We had either, by this time, the...Read More

by Pinsky, Robert
 A monosyllabic European called Sax
Invents a horn, walla whirledy wah, a kind of twisted
Brazen clarinet, but with its column of vibrating
Air shaped not in a cylinder but in a...Read More

by Paley, Grace
 Here I am in the garden laughing
an old woman with heavy breasts
and a nicely mapped face

how did this happen
well that's who I wanted to be

at last a woman
in the...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
  XIV. — ODE TO SIR WILLIAM SIDNEY, ON HIS BIRTH-DAY.                        Some sing,     And all do strive to advance The gladness higher;                Wherefore should I                 Stand silent by,...Read More

by Southey, Robert
 It was a summer evening;
Old Kaspar’s work was done,
And he before his cottage door
Was sitting in the sun;
And by him sported on the green
His little grandchild Wilhelmine.

She saw her...Read More

by Bradstreet, Anne
 Lo, now four other act upon the stage,
Childhood and Youth, the Many and Old age:
The first son unto phlegm, grandchild to water,
Unstable, supple, cold and moist's his nature
The second,...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 I bought my little grandchild Ann
 A bright balloon,
And I was such a happy man
 To hear her croon.
She laughed and babbled with delight,
 So gold its glow,
As by...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 From torrid heat to frigid cold
 I've rovered land and sea;
And now, with halting heart I hold
 My grandchild on my knee:
Yet while I've eighty years all told,
 Of...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 When I was young I was too proud
 To wheel my daughter in her pram.
"It's infra dig," I said aloud,--
 Bot now I'm old, behold I am
Perambulating up and...Read More

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