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Famous I Heard That Poems by Famous Poets

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by Keats, John
 Muse of my native land! loftiest Muse!
O first-born on the mountains! by the hues
Of heaven on the spiritual air begot:
Long didst thou sit alone in northern grot,
While yet our...Read More

by Hughes, Langston
 Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
 I heard a Negro play.
Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
By the pale dull pallor of an...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 This is the tale that was told to me by the man with the crystal eye,
As I smoked my pipe in the camp-fire light, and the Glories swept the...Read More

by Austin, Alfred
 LEAVE me a little while alone, 
Here at his grave that still is strown 
With crumbling flower and wreath; 
The laughing rivulet leaps and falls, 
The thrush exults, the...Read More

by Kinnell, Galway
He climbed to the top
of one of those million white pines
set out across the emptying pastures
of the fifties - some program to enrich the rich
and rebuke the forefathers
who cleared it...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 If she met him or he met her,
I knew that something must occur;
For they were just like flint and steel
To strike the spark of woe and weal;
Or like two...Read More

by Sherrick, Fannie Isabelle
Oh what is fame! a flower that dies at eve,
A golden mist that subtle fancies weave,
An unknown star that wise men never see,
An idle dream of things that may not...Read More

by Gibran, Kahlil
 My wearied heart bade me farewell and left for the House of Fortune. As he reached that holy city which the soul had blessed and worshipped, he commenced wondering,...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 At dawn of day the white land lay all gruesome-like and grim,
When Bill Mc'Gee he says to me: "We've got to do it, Jim.
We've got to make Fort Liard...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
 I HEARD that you ask’d for something to prove this puzzle, the New World, 
And to define America, her athletic Democracy; 
Therefore I send you my poems, that you...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
 Forty years back, when much had place 
That since has perished out of mind, 
I heard that voice and saw that face.

He spoke as one afoot will wind 
A...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 Oh, there's some that breeds the Devon that's as solid as a stone, 
And there's some that breeds the brindle which they call the "Goulburn Roan"; 
But amongst the...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 I bought a cuckoo clock
 And glad was I
To hear its tick and tock,
 Its dulcet cry.
But Jones, whose wife is young
 And pretty too,
Winced when that bird gave...Read More

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