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Famous Macaw Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Amy

Crystal-blue brightness over the glass-houses. Crystal-blue 
and ripples over the lake. A macaw on a gilded perch 
they have forgotten to take out his dinner. The windows 
shake. Boom! Boom!
It is the rumbling of Prussian cannon beyond Pecq. Roses 
bloom at Malmaison.
Roses! Roses! Swimming above their leaves, 
rotting beneath them.
Fallen flowers strew the unraked walks. Fallen flowers 
for a fallen Emperor!
The ...Read More

by Ammons, A R
...hardly less

lofty), otter ****, beaver **** (from the animal of
alluvial dreams)—a vast ordure is a broken down
cloaca—macaw ****, alligator **** (that floats the Nile

along), louse ****, macaque, koala, and coati ****,
antelope ****, chuck-will's-widow ****, alpaca ****
(very high stuff), gooney bird ****, chigger ****, bull

**** (the classic), caribou ****, rasbora, python, and
razorbill ****, scorpion ****, man ****, laswing
fly larva ****, chipmunk ****, other-worldly ...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...Whose figures grace,
With many a grotesque form and face.
The ancient chimney of thy nursery!
The lady with the gay macaw,
The dancing girl, the grave bashaw
With bearded lip and chin;
And, leaning idly o'er his gate,
Beneath the imperial fan of state,
The Chinese mandarin.

With what a look of proud command
Thou shakest in thy little hand
The coral rattle with its silver bells,
Making a merry tune!
Thousands of years in Indian seas
That coral grew, by slow degrees,
U...Read More

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