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Famous Out Of Order Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lawson, Henry
When he comes round us snarling?
His tongue is growing hotter now
Since Andy cross'd the Darling. 

The gates are out of order now,
In storms the 'riders' rattle;
For far across the border now
Our Andy's gone with cattle. 

Poor Aunty's looking thin and white;
And Uncle's cross with worry;
And poor old Blucher howls all night
Since Andy left Macquarie. 

Oh, may the showers in torrents fall,
And all the tanks run over;
And may the grass grow green and tall
In pa...Read More

by Berryman, John
...late away
awaiting no day.

Away from us, from Henry's feel or fail,
campaigners lie with mouldered toes, disarmed,
out of order,
with whom we will one. The war is real,
and a sullen glory pauses over them harmed,
incident to murder....Read More

by Milton, John
They know not nor will understand,
In darkness they walk on,
The Earths foundations all are *mov'd *Jimmotu.
And *out of order gon. 
I said that ye were Gods, yea all
The Sons of God most high
But ye shall die like men, and fall
As other Princes die.
Rise God, *judge thou the earth in might,
This wicked earth *redress, *Shiphta.
For thou art he who shalt by right
The Nations all possess....Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...t now we knew that we were near 
Our camp - the Paroo River. 
With blighted eyes and blistered feet, 
With stomachs out of order, 
Half-mad with flies and dust and heat 
We'd crossed the Queensland border. 
I longed to hear a stream go by 
And see the circles quiver; 
I longed to lay me down and die 
That night on Paroo River. 

The "nose-bags" heavy on each chest 
(God bless one kindly squatter!), 
With grateful weight our hearts they pressed - 
We only wanted wa...Read More

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