Famous Jonah Poems by Famous Poets
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by Akhmatova, Anna
Copyright Anna Akhmatova
Copyright English translation by Ilya Shambat (email@example.com)
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We thought we were beggars, we thought we had nothing at all
But then when we started to...Read More
by Burgess, Gelett
AN ALPHABET OF FAMOUS GOOPS.
Which you 'll Regard with Yells and Whoops.
For you Yourselves are Doubtless Dupes
Of Failings Such as Mar these Groups --
We all are Human!
by Sexton, Anne
My God, my God, what queer corner am I in?
Didn't I die, blood running down the post,
lungs gagging for air, die there for the sin
of anyone,...Read More
by Graves, Robert
A purple whale
Proudly sweeps his tail
A mile of roaring sea.
“O town of gold,
Of splendour multifold,
Lucre and lust,
by Sexton, Anne
Some women marry houses.
It's another kind of skin; it has a heart,
a mouth, a liver and bowel movements.
The walls are permanent and pink.
See how she sits on her...Read More
by Edgar, Marriott
I'll tell you the story of Jonah,
A really remarkable tale;
A peaceful and humdrum existence he had
Until one day he went for a sail.
The weather were grand when they...Read More
by Cowper, William
The saints should never be dismay'd,
Nor sink in hopeless fear;
For when they least expect His aid,
The Saviour will appear.
This Abraham found: he raised the knife;
God saw, and said,...Read More
by Sandburg, Carl
IF I should pass the tomb of Jonah
I would stop there and sit for awhile;
Because I was swallowed one time deep in the dark
And came out alive after all.
by Paterson, Andrew Barton
Come all you little rouseabouts and climb upon my knee;
To-day, you see, is Christmas Day, and so it’s up to me
To give you some instruction like—a kind...Read More
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