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Famous On A Plate Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kenyon, Jane
...n done to death
in the cold reaches of northern Europe
a thousand thousand times. 
Suddenly bread
and cheese appear on a plate
beside a gleaming pewter beaker of beer.

Now tell me that the Holy Ghost
does not reside in the play of light
on cutlery!

A Woman makes lace,
with a moist-eyed spaniel lying
at her small shapely feet. 
Even the maid with the chamber pot
is here; the naughty, red-cheeked girl. . . .

And the merchant's wife, still
in her y...Read More

by Bishop, Elizabeth dawn.
He was soaked with dew, and hungry,
 On the hill of Babylon.

The yellow sun was ugly,
 Like a raw egg on a plate--
Slick from the sea. He cursed it,
 For he knew it sealed his fate.

He saw the long white beaches
 And people going to swim,
With towels and beach umbrellas,
 But the soldiers were after him.

Far, far below, the people
 Were little colored spots,
And the heads of those in swimming
 Were floating coconuts.

He heard the peanut ve...Read More

by Aiken, Conrad
...while he sleeps, knowing she ought to hate, 
She still clings to the lover that she knew,— 
The one that, with a pencil on a plate, 
Drew a heart and wrote, 'I'd die for you.'...Read More

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