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Famous Mink Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bidart, Frank

And he was: when they came to shoot a film,
he entertained them; Miss A--, who wore
nothing at all under her mink coat; Mr. M--,
good horseman, good shot.

"But when your mother 
let me down" (for alcoholism and
infidelity, she divorced him)
"and Los Angeles wouldn't give us water any more,
I had to leave.

We were the first people to grow potatoes in this valley."

When he began to tell me
that he lost control of the business
because of the settlem...Read more of this...

by Smart, Christopher
...amiah rejoice with Water-Germander. 

Let Jeziah rejoice with Viper's Grass. 

Let Machnadebai rejoice with the Mink, a beast. 

Let Meremoth rejoice with the Golden Titmouse of Surinam. 

Let Mattenai rejoice with Hatchet Vetch. 

Let Chelluh rejoice with Horehound. 

Let Jaasau rejoice with Bird's foot. 

Let Maadai rejoice with Golden Rod. 

Let Sharai rejoice with Honey-flower. 

Let Shashai rejoice with Smyrnium. 

Let Hananiah the...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William
...the moose and the caribou.
And we laughed with zest as the insect pest of the marmot crowned our zeal,
And the wary mink and the wily "link", and the walrus and the seal.
And with eyes aglow on the scornful snow we danced a rigadoon,
Round the lonesome lair of the Arctic hare, by the light of the silver moon.

But the time was nigh to homeward hie, when, imagine our despair!
For the best of the lot we hadn't got -- the flea of the polar bear.
Oh, his face was ...Read more of this...

by Whittier, John Greenleaf
...ide cold, 
The bitter wind unheeded blew, 
From ripening corn the pigeons flew, 
The partridge drummed i' the wood, the mink 
Went fishing down the river-brink. 
The woodchuck, like a hermit gray, 
Peered from the doorway of his cell; 
The muskrat plied the mason's trade, 
And tier by tier his mud-walls laid; 
And from the shagbark overhead 
The grizzled squirrel dropped his shell. 

Next, the dear aunt, whose smile of cheer 
And voice in dreams I see and hear, -- 
Th...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William
...the wind-flailed Arctic waste we stayed,
Dwelt with the Huskies by the Polar sea.
Fur had they, white fox, marten, mink to trade,
And we had food-stuff, bacon, flour and tea.
So we made snug, chummed up with all the band:
Sudden the Winter swooped on Husky Land.


What was that ill so sinister and dread,
Smiting the tribe with sickness to the bone?
So that we waked one morn to find them fled;
So that we stood and stared, alone, alone.
Bravely she smiled and...Read more of this...

by Scott, Duncan Campbell
There one night they camped, and on the morrow
Gathered their kettles and birch-bark
Their rabbit-skin robes and their mink-traps,
Launched their canoes and slunk away through the islands,
Left her alone forever,
Without a word of farewell,
Because she was old and useless,
Like a paddle broken and warped,
Or a pole that was splintered.
Then, without a sigh,
Valiant, unshaken,
She smoothed her dark locks under her kerchief,
Composed her shawl in state,
Then folded her han...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William
...poilus they are crazy to go too.
And I'll give the wife the "pickle-tub" I promised, and I'll ask her
 The price of mink and marten, and the run of cariboo,
 And I'll get my traps in order, and I'll start to work anew.

For I've had my fill of fighting, and I've seen a nation scattered,
 And an army swung to slaughter, and a river red with gore,
And a city all a-smoulder, and . . . as if it really mattered,
 For the lake is yonder dreaming, and my cabin's ...Read more of this...

by Murray, Les
...almost never says, Why not?, with palms comically raised
nor can it be dressed for, not even in running shoes worn
with mink and a nose ring. That is Society. That's Style.
Sprawl is more like the thirteenth banana in a dozen
or anyway the fourteenth. 

Sprawl is Hank Stamper in Never Give an Inch
bisecting an obstructive official's desk with a chain saw.
Not harming the official. Sprawl is never brutal,
though it's often intransigent. Sprawl is ne...Read more of this...

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