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Famous Marsupial Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
For they say that His Lordship is nervous. 
Does he think that wild animals walk in the street, 
Where the wary marsupial is hopping? 
Does he think that the snake and the platypus meet 
And "bail up" the folk who go shopping? 
And the boomerangs fly round the scared passer-by 
Who has come all this way to observe us. 
While the blackfellow launches a spear at his eye? 
-- No wonder His Lordship is nervous. 

Does he think that with callers he'll be overtasked...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
'Tis a sickly smile that the loser grins -- 
And he said he had travelled for quite a while 
A-trying to sell some marsupial skins. 
"And I thought that perhaps, as you've took me down, 
You would buy them from me, in Walgett Town!" 

He said that his home was at Wingalee, 
At Wingalee, where he had for sale 
Some fifty skins and would guarantee 
They were full-sized skins, with the ears and tail 
Complete; and he sold them for money down 
To a venturesome buyer in W...Read More

by Edson, Russell
...ut I could have flipped and fallen through the floor, said
the husband.
 Well, he's been thinking of turning into a marsupial, so try
to have a little patience. I'm sure if you were thinking of
turning into a marsupial he'd be patient with you. But, on the
other hand, don't embarrass him if he decides to remain
placental, he's on a very tight schedule, said the wife.
 A marsupial, a wonderful choice, cried the husband . . ....Read More

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