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Famous Obliteration Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Obliteration poems written by well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous obliteration poems.

These examples illustrate what a famous obliteration poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate). The poems may also contain the word 'obliteration'.

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by Stevens, Wallace
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Complacencies of the peignoir, and late
Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,
And the green freedom of a cockatoo
Upon a rug mingle to dissipate
The holy hush of ancient sacrifice.
She dreams a...Read More
by Atwood, Margaret
 He was the sort of man
who wouldn't hurt a fly.
Many flies are now alive
while he is not.
He was not my patron.
He preferred full granaries, I battle.
My roar meant slaughter.
Yet...Read More
by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
 Ten years together without yet a cloud,
They seek each other's eyes at intervals
Of gratefulness to firelight and four walls
For love's obliteration of the crowd.
Serenely and perennially endowed
And bowered as...Read More
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