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Famous Jackal Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...e'll never live to see no bloomin' victory!
Cheer! An' we'll never live to 'ear the cannon roar! (One cheer more!)
 The jackal an' the kite
 'Ave an 'ealthy appetite,
An' you'll never see your soldiers any more! ('Ip! Urroar!)
 The eagle an' the crow
 They are waitin' ever so,
An' you'll never see your soldiers any more! ('Ip! Urroar!)
 Yes, the Large Birds o' Prey
 They will carry us away,
An' you'll never see your soldiers any more!...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
 Then, stooping o'er the pit, he gazed below, 
 And, as half-dreaming now, he murmured low, 
 "Tiger and jackal meet their portion here, 
 'Tis well together they should disappear!" 
 Then lifts he Mahaud to the ducal chair, 
 And shuts the trap with noiseless, gentle care; 
 And puts in order everything around, 
 So that, on waking, naught should her astound. 
 "No drop of blood the thing has cost," mused he, 
 "And th...Read more of this...

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
Saw her bosom's fall and rise
Put all his body's yearning
Into his lovelit eyes.
Then Akbar came and drove him—
A jackal—from his door,
And bade him wander far and look
On Sutna's face no more.
Some day the sea disgorges,
The wilderness gives back,
Those half-dead who have wandered,
Aimless, across its track.
And he returned—the lover,
Haggard of brow and spent;
He found fair Sutna standing
Before her master's tent.
"Not mine, nor Akbar's, Sutna!"
He cried a...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
Scenting-dew or starlight pale,
Choose no tangled tree-cat trail.
Pack or council, hunt or den,
Cry no truce with Jackal-Men.
Feed them silence when they say:
"Come with us an easy way."
Feed them silence when they seek
Help of thine to hurt the weak.

Make no bandar's boast of skill;
Hold thy peace above the kill.
Let nor call nor song nor sign
Turn thee from thy hunting-line.
(Morning mist or twilight clear,
Serve him, Wardens of the Deer!)
Wood a...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
...of my own men with his rifle cocked on his knee.
If I had raised my bridle-hand, as I have held it low,
The little jackals that flee so fast were feasting all in a row:
If I had bowed my head on my breast, as I have held it high,
The kite that whistles above us now were gorged till she could not fly."
Lightly answered the Colonel's son: "Do good to bird and beast,
But count who come for the broken meats before thou makest a feast.
If there should follow a thousan...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
 So firmly won that thirty years of strife 
 Made of their followers dukes, their leaders kings! 
 While you! like jackal and the bird of prey, 
 Who lurk in copses or 'mid muddy beds— 
 Crouching and hushed, with dagger ready drawn, 
 Hide in the noisome marsh that skirts the way, 
 Trembling lest passing hounds snuff out your lair! 
 Listen at eventide on lonesome path 
 For traveller's footfall, or the mule-bell's chime, 
 Pouncing by hundreds on one helpless m...Read more of this...

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...y turned, dismayed and fast,
When he his gaping jaws op'd wide,
Vomited forth his poisonous blast,
And like the howling jackal cried."

"But soon their courage I restored;
They seized with rage the foe abhorred,
While I against the beast's loins threw
My spear with sturdy arm and true:
But, powerless as a bulrush frail,
It bounded from his coat of mail;
And ere I could repeat the throw,
My horse reeled wildly to and fro
Before his basilisk-like look,
And at his poison-tee...Read more of this...

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...ox and crane yclept in fable.

Civil greetings pass'd between us

Then I pluck'd some pigeons tender
For the fox of jackal-genius,

Adding grapes in full-grown splendour.

Long-neck'd flasks I put as dishes

For the crane, without delaying,
Fill'd with gold and silver fishes,

In the limpid water playing.

Had ye witness'd Reynard planted

At his flat plate, all demurely,
Ye with envy must have granted:

"Ne'er was such a gourmand, surely!"

While the bird with ci...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
...; drink deeply, but never too deep;
And remember the night is for hunting, and forget not the day is for sleep.
The Jackal may follow the Tiger, but, Cub, when thy whiskers are grown,
Remember the Wolf is a Hunter -- go forth and get food of thine own.
Keep peace withe Lords of the Jungle -- the Tiger, the Panther, and Bear.
And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair.
When Pack meets with Pack in the Jungle, and neither will go from th...Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
...onvert of revenge can feel. 
He ruled them — man may rule the worst 
By ever daring to be first: 
So lions o'er the jackal sway; 
The jackal points, he fells the prey, 
Then on the vulgar yelling press, 
To gorge the relics of success. 


His head grows fever'd, and his pulse 
The quick successive throbs convulse; 
In vain from side to side he throws 
His form, in courtship of repose; 
Or if he dozed, a sound, a start 
Awoke him with a sunken heart. 
Th...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...erdsman comes to it to choose the stones 
 To build a hut, and overturns the bones, 
 From which he has just scared a jackal pack, 
 Waiting to gnaw them when he turns his back. 
 Upon this scene the night is doubly night, 
 And the lone passer vainly strains his sight, 
 Musing: Was Belus not buried near this spot? 
 The royal resting-place is now forgot. 
 The inmates of the Pyramids assume 
 The hue of Rhamesis, black with the gloom. 
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by Nicolson, Adela Florence Cory
...can trust,
       No dreams would harry the windblown dust?

   Were I laid away in the furrows deep
   Secure from jackal and passing plough,
   Would your eyes not follow me still through sleep
   Torment me then as they torture now?
       Would you ever have loved me, Golden Eyes,
       Had I done aught better or otherwise?

   Was I overspeechful, or did you yearn
   When I sat silent, for songs or speech?
   Ah, Beloved, I had been so apt to learn,
   So a...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
...we fled
 Where steadfast as the wheeling kite he followed in our train;
The black wolf warred where we had warred, the jackal mocked our dead,
 And terror born of twilight-tide made mad the labouring brain.

I gasped: -- "A kingdom waits my lord; her love is but her own.
 A day shall mar, a day shall cure for her, but what for thee?
Cut loose the girl: he follows fast. Cut loose and ride alone!"
 Then Scindia 'twixt his blistered lips: -- "My Queens' Queen shall ...Read more of this...

by Nicolson, Adela Florence Cory
...aggard eyes,
     Long since took leave of life and light,
   And those lithe limbs I used to prize
     Feasted the jackal and the kite.

   "But the most loved! his sixteen years
     Shone in his cheeks' transparent red.
   My kisses were his first: my tears
     Fell on his face when he was dead.

   "He died, he died, I speak the truth,
     Though light love leave his memory dim,
   He was the Lover of my Youth
     And all my youth went down with him.

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