Famous Hummingbird Poems by Famous Poets

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

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

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by Bishop, Elizabeth
 There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams 
hurry too rapidly down to the sea, 
and the pressure of so many clouds on the mountaintops 
makes them spill...Read More
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by Williams, William Carlos (WCW)
 Of asphodel, that greeny flower,
 like a buttercup
 upon its branching stem-
save that it's green and wooden-
 I come, my sweet,
 to sing to you.
We lived long together
 a...Read More
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by Bukowski, Charles
 I pick up the skirt,
I pick up the sparkling beads 
in black,
this thing that moved once
around flesh,
and I call God a liar,
I say anything that moved
like that
or knew
my name
could...Read More
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by Tate, James
 My felisberto is handsomer than your mergotroid,
although, admittedly, your mergotroid may be the wiser of the two. 
Whereas your mergotroid never winces or quails, 
my felisberto is a titan...Read More
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by Hicok, Bob
 My father's head has become a mystery to him.
We finally have something in common.
When he moves his head his eyes 
get big as roses filled 
with the commotion of...Read More
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by García Lorca, Federico
 No one understood the perfume
of the dark magnolia of your womb.
Nobody knew that you tormented
a hummingbird of love between your teeth.

A thousand Persian little horses fell asleep
in the plaza...Read More
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by Sandburg, Carl
 DID I see a crucifix in your eyes
and nails and Roman soldiers
and a dusk Golgotha?

Did I see Mary, the changed woman,
washing the feet of all men,
clean as new grass
when...Read More
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by Taylor, Edward
 My felisberto is handsomer than your mergotroid,
although, admittedly, your mergotroid may be the wiser of the two. 
Whereas your mergotroid never winces or quails, 
my felisberto is a titan...Read More
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by Sandburg, Carl
 1THERE was a late autumn cricket,
And two smoldering mountain sunsets
Under the valley roads of her eyes.

There was a late autumn cricket,
A hangover of summer song,
Scraping a tune
Of the late...Read More
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