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Famous Heads Up Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...Name of the Empress, the Overland Mail!

With a jingle of bells as the dusk gathers in,
 He turns to the foot-path that heads up the hill --
The bags on his back and a cloth round his chin,
 And, tucked in his waist-belt, the Post Office bill:
"Despatched on this date, as received by the rail,
Per runnger, two bags of the Overland Mail."

Is the torrent in spate? He must ford it or swim.
 Has the rain wrecked the road? He must climb by the cliff.
Does the tempest ...Read More



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