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Famous Porcupine Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Neruda, Pablo
 My dog has died.
I buried him in the garden
next to a rusted old machine.

Some day I'll join him right there,
but now he's gone with his shaggy coat,
his bad manners...Read More



by Smart, Christopher
 Rejoice in God, O ye Tongues; give the glory to the Lord, and the Lamb. 

Nations, and languages, and every Creature, in which is the breath of Life. 

Let...Read More

by Sitwell, Dame Edith
 WHEN cold December 
Froze to grisamber 
The jangling bells on the sweet rose-trees-- 
Then fading slow 
And furred is the snow 
As the almond's sweet husk-- 
And smelling like...Read More

by Moore, Marianne
 Strong and slippery,
built for the midnight grass-party
confronted by four cats, he sleeps his time away--
the detached first claw on the foreleg corresponding
to the thumb, retracted to its tip; the...Read More



by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 Weary and listless, sad and slow, 
Without any conversation, 
Was a man that worked on The Overflow, 
The butt of the shed and the station. 

The shearers christened him...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
 Any hound a porcupine nudges
Can't be blamed for harboring grudges.
I know one hound that laughed all winter 
At a porcupine that sat on a splinter....Read More

by Parker, Dorothy
 Oh, ponder, friend, the porcupine;
Refresh your recollection,
And sit a moment, to define
His means of self-protection.

How truly fortified is he!
Where is the beast his double
In forethought of emergency
And readiness for...Read More

by Berryman, John
 Three 'coons come at his garbage. He be cross,
I figuring porcupine & took Sir poker
unbarring Mr door,
& then screen door. Ah, but the little 'coon,
hardly a foot (not counting...Read More



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