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Famous Peter Out Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Robert>

Is there no way to cast my hook
Out of this dynamited brook?
The Fisher's sons must cast about
When shallow waters peter out.
I will catch Christ with a greased worm,
And when the Prince of Darkness stalks
My bloodstream to its Stygian term . . .
On water the Man-Fisher walks....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...s got me cinched beyond a doubt;
Then I'll crawl away from sight, and morosely in the night
 My weary, wasted life will peter out.

Then the boys will gather round, and they'll launch me in the ground,
 And pile the stones the timber wolf to foil;
And the moaning pine will wave overhead a nameless grave,
 Where the black snake in the sunshine loves to coil.
And they'll leave me there alone, and perhaps with softened tone
 Speak of me sometimes in the camp-fire's glow,...Read More

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