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Famous Naked Truth Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
 An’s thankfu’ for them yet.
They gie the wit of age to youth;
 They let us ken oursel’;
They make us see the naked truth,
 The real guid and ill:
 Tho’ losses an’ crosses
 Be lessons right severe,
 There’s wit there, ye’ll get there,
 Ye’ll find nae other where.

But tent me, Davie, ace o’ hearts!
(To say aught less wad wrang the cartes,
 And flatt’ry I detest)
This life has joys for you and I;
An’ joys that riches ne’er could buy,
 An’ joys the very best....Read More

by Burns, Robert
...ouse them up to strong conviction,
 An’ move their pity.

Stand forth an’ tell yon Premier youth
The honest, open, naked truth:
Tell him o’ mine an’ Scotland’s drouth,
 His servants humble:
The muckle deevil blaw you south
 If ye dissemble!

Does ony great man glunch an’ gloom?
Speak out, an’ never fash your thumb!
Let posts an’ pensions sink or soom
 Wi’ them wha grant them;
If honestly they canna come,
 Far better want them.

In gath’rin votes you were na slack;
...Read More

by Hope, Alec Derwent (A D)
...ood-sponge god dilates, 
His rigid pomp appears; 

Sets in the toothless mouth 
A tongue of prophecy. 
It speaks in naked Truth 
Indifference for me 

Love, a romantic slime 
That lubricates his way 
Against the stream of Time. 
And though I win the day 

His garrisons deep down 
Ignore my victory, 
Abandon this doomed town, 
Crawl through a sewer and flee. 

A certain triumph, of course, 
Bribes me with brief joy: 
Stiffly my Wooden Horse 
Receive into your Troy....Read More

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