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Famous Old School Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 Awake, of Muse, the echoes of a day 
Long past, the ghosts of mem'ries manifold -- 
Youth's memories that once were green and gold 
But now, alas, are grim...Read More



by Kilmer, Joyce
 (For My Mother)

The halls that were loud with the merry tread of 
young and careless feet
Are still with a stillness that is too drear to seem like holiday,
And never...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 First time I dared propose,
 A callow lad was I;
I donned my Sunday clothes,
 I wore my Old School Tie.
Awaiting me Louise
 Was dolled to beat the band,
So going...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
 I AM put high over all others in the city today.

I am the killer who kills for those who wish a killing today.

Here is a strong young man who...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 At school I never gained a prize,
Proving myself the model ass;
Yet how I watched the wistful eyes,
And cheered my mates who topped the class.
No envy in my heart I...Read More



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