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Famous Hands Down Poems by Famous Poets

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by Bukowski, Charles
...shot in the eye 
shot in the brain 
shot in the ass 
shot like a flower in the dance 

amazing how death wins hands down 
amazing how much credence is given to idiot forms of life 

amazing how laughter has been drowned out 
amazing how viciousness is such a constant 

I must soon declare my own war on their war 
I must hold to my last piece of ground 
I must protect the small space I have made that has allowed me life 

my life not their death 
my death not their d...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
For things like this they sometimes do 
In larger towns than Dandaloo. 

They ran it off, the stranger won, 
Hands down, by near a hundred yards. 
He smiled to think his troubles done; 
But Dandaloo held all the cards. 
They went to scale and -- cruel fate -- 
His jockey turned out under weight. 

Perhaps they's tampered with the scale! 
I cannot tell. I only know 
It weighed him out all right. I fail 
To paint that Sydney sportsman's woe. 
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by Hopkins, Gerard Manley
...all on love's rack,
My lad, and lost in Jack,
Smiled, blushed, and bit his lip;
Or drove, with a diver's dip,
Clutched hands down through clasped knees—
Truth's tokens tricks like these,
Old telltales, with what stress
He hung on the imp's success.
Now the other was bráss-bóld:
Hé had no work to hold
His heart up at the strain;
Nay, roguish ran the vein.
Two tedious acts were past;
Jack's call and cue at last;
When Henry, heart-forsook,
Dropped eyes and dared not loo...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...I hadn't a brown, 
And you'll find the best course is when dealing with horses 
To win when you're able, and keep your hands down."...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...ter and faster, 
His pluck told its tale, and his strength, 
He gained on her, caught her, and passed her, 
And won it, hands down, by a length. 

And then we swooped down on Menindie 
To run for the President's Cup; 
Oh! that's a sweet township -- a shindy 
To them is board, lodging, and sup. 
Eye-openers they are, and their system 
Is never to suffer defeat; 
It's "win, tie, or wrangle" -- to best 'em 
You must lose 'em, or else it's "dead heat". 

We strolled d...Read more of this...

by Bly, Robert
...ll that starts in late afternoon 
And now the little houses of the grass are growing dark.


If I reached my hands down near the earth 
I could take handfuls of darkness!
A darkness was always there which we never noticed.


As the snow grows heavier the cornstalks fade farther away 
And the barn moves nearer to the house.
The barn moves all alone in the growing storm.


The barn is full of corn and moves toward us now 
Like a hulk blow...Read more of this...

by Sexton, Anne
...rway of your heart.
That was the day I followed the king's rules,
passing by your red veins and your blue veins,
my hands down the backbone, down quick like a firepole,
hands between legs where you display your inner knowledge,
where diamond mines are buried and come forth to bury,
come forth more sudden than some reconstructed city.
It is complete within seconds, that monument.
The blood runs underground yet brings forth a tower.
A multitude should gather for...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
And the foam flakes fly like the driven snow, 
As under the whip the horses go 
Adown the mountain side. 
And Jim, hands down, and teeth firm set, 
On a horse that never has failed him yet, 
Is after them down the range. 
Well ridden! well ridden! they wheel -- whoa back! 
And long and loud the stockwhips crack, 
Their flying course they change; 
"Steadily does it -- let Sambo go! 
Open those sliprails down below. 
Smart! or you'll be too late. 

* * * * * 

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...organised a shearers' race, 
And "touched" me to provide the prize. 
His pack-horse showed surprising pace 
And won hands down -- he was The Ace, 
A well-known racehorse in disguise. 

Next day the bruiser of the shed 
Displayed an opal-tinted eye, 
With large contusions on his head, 
He smiled a sickly smile, and said 
He's "had a cut at Gundagai!" 

But, just as we were getting full 
Of Gundagai and all his ways, 
A telgram for "Henry Bull" 
Arrived. Said he, "T...Read more of this...

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