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Famous Hocus-Pocus Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...thy satire’s darts
To gie the rascals their deserts,
I’d rip their rotten, hollow hearts,
 An’ tell aloud
Their jugglin hocus-pocus arts
 To cheat the crowd.

God knows, I’m no the thing I should be,
Nor am I even the thing I could be,
But twenty times I rather would be
 An atheist clean,
Than under gospel colours hid be
 Just for a screen.

An honest man may like a glass,
An honest man may like a lass,
But mean revenge, an’ malice fause
 He’ll still disdain,
An’ th...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
But there's a worm at work when he says that,
And while he says it one feels in the air
A deal of circumambient hocus-pocus.
They've had him dancing till his toes were tender,
And he can feel 'em now, come chilly rains.
There's no long cry for going into it,
However, and we don't know much about it.
But you in Stratford, like most here in London,
Have more now in the Sonnets than you paid for;
He's put one there with all her poison on,
To make a singing fi...Read More

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