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Famous Pets Poems by Famous Poets

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

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

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by Bukowski, Charles
 call it the greenhouse effect or whatever
but it just doesn't rain like it used to.
I particularly remember the rains of the 
depression era.
there wasn't any money but there was
plenty...Read More
by Merwin, W S
 By this part of the century few are left who believe
 in the animals for they are not there in the carved parts
of them served on plates and the...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 Here is nothing new nor aught unproven," say the Trumpets,
 "Many feet have worn it and the road is old indeed.
"It is the King--the King we schooled aforetime! "
...Read More
by Jarrell, Randall
 It was not dying: everybody died. 
It was not dying: we had died before 
In the routine crashes-- and our fields 
Called up the papers, wrote home to our...Read More
by Wylie, Elinor
 Poets make pets of pretty, docile words:
I love smooth words, like gold-enamelled fish
Which circle slowly with a silken swish,
And tender ones, like downy-feathred birds:
Words shy and dappled, deep-eyed deer...Read More
by Lindsay, Vachel
 I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. 
My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. 
I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. 
I, that am...Read More
by Burns, Robert
 SOME books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn’d:
Ev’n ministers they hae been kenn’d,
 In holy rapture,
A rousing whid at times to vend,
 And...Read More
by Kipling, Rudyard
 Smokin' my pipe on the mountings, sniffin' the mornin' cool,
I walks in my old brown gaiters along o' my old brown mule,
With seventy gunners be'ind me, an' never a...Read More
by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 There's a soldier that's been doing of his share 
In the fighting up and down and round about. 
He's continually marching here and there, 
And he's fighting, morning in...Read More
by Lindsay, Vachel
 Life's a jail where men have common lot. 
Gaunt the one who has, and who has not. 
All our treasures neither less nor more, 
Bread alone comes thro' the...Read More
by Khayyam, Omar
Vexed by this wheel of things, that pets the base,
My sorrow-laden life drags on apace;
Like rosebud, from the storm I wrap me close,
And blood-spots on my heart, like tulip, trace....Read More
by Burns, Robert
 AS Mailie, an’ her lambs thegither,
Was ae day nibbling on the tether,
Upon her cloot she coost a hitch,
An’ owre she warsl’d in the ditch:
There, groaning, dying, she did lie,
When...Read More
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