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Famous Plop Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Heaney, Seamus
...own the dam gross-bellied frogs were cocked
On sods; their loose necks pulsed like sails. Some hopped:
The slap and plop were obscene threats. Some sat
Poised like mud grenades, their blunt heads farting.
I sickened, turned, and ran. The great slime kings
Were gathered there for vengeance and I knew
That if I dipped my hand the spawn would clutch it....Read More

by Berryman, John
...s I stood up.
Now since down I lay, void of love & ruth,
I'd howl my knowings, only there's the earth
overhead. Plop!...Read More

by Berryman, John
...Plop, plop. The lobster toppled in the pot,
fulfilling, dislike man, his destiny,
glowing fire-red,
succulent, and on the whole becoming what
man wants. I crack my final claw singly,
wind up the grave, & to bed.

—Sound good, Mr Bones. I wish I had me some.
(I spose you got a lessen up your slave.)
—O no no no.
Sole I remember...Read More

by Hikmet, Nazim
 The rage of the China Sea is not to be taken lightly. 

Okay, let's keep it short.
What's that?
A rectangular piece of canvas dropped from the air
 into the crows nest.
The canvas
 was some kind of woman!
It struck me this madame who came from the sky
 would never understand
 our seamen's talk and ways.
I got right down and kissed her hand,
 and making like a poet, I cried:
"O you canvas woman who fell from the ...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
in spots of light at the unruffled night. Twinkle, jab, 
snap, that means
a new play; and over the way: plop, drop, quiver, is 
the sidelong
sliver of a watchmaker's sign with its length on another street.
A gigantic mug of beer effervesces to the atmosphere over a tall 
but the sky is high and has her own stars, why should she heed ours?
I leave the city with speed. Wheels 
whirl to take me back to my trees
and my quietness. The breeze w...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
...ling suckles
  the heaving thigh
  the plush slugged waist
  sucking still and still flushing
  with suggestive slurp
  plop slap
  sluggishly upwards
  unctuous lugubrious
  soaking and enjoying
  with spongy gestures
  the swallowed wallowing
  body - the succulence
  of soft shoulder

  but no
  his desperate palm
  struggling to forsake
  the clutches of the swamp
  finds one stark branch overhang...Read More

by Smith, Stevie
...long way
Into the jungle. It is all grey
But green on top
Only sometimes when a tree has fallen
The sun comes down plop, it is quite appalling.
You never want to go in a jungle pool
In the hot sun, it would be the act of a fool
Because it's always full of anacondas, Evelyn, not looking ill-fed
I'll say. So no more now, from your loving husband Wilfred....Read More

by Basho, Matsuo

Old pond 
leap -- splash 
a frog. 

Translated by Lucien Stryck

The old pond,
A frog jumps in:.

Translated by Allan Watts

The old pond, yes, and
A frog is jumping into
The water, and splash.

Translated by G.S. Fraser...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...r your coffee
to drink to-night, thick, and smooth, and sweet, and white,"
and the man's sabots beat an accompaniment: "Plop! trop! 
milk for your tea.
Plop! trop! drink it to-night." It was very pleasant 
out there,
but it was lonely here in the big room. The little boy 
gulped at a tear.

It was ***** how dull all his toys were. They were so 
Nothing was still in the square. If he took his eyes 
away a moment
it had changed. The milkma...Read More

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