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Famous Puff Of Smoke Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...e force 
Of our ribs of oak. 

Down upon us heavily runs, 
Silent and sullen, the floating fort; 
Then comes a puff of smoke from her guns, 15 
And leaps the terrible death, 
With fiery breath, 
From each open port. 

We are not idle, but send her straight 
Defiance back in a full broadside! 20 
As hail rebounds from a roof of slate, 
Rebounds our heavier hail 
From each iron scale 
Of the monster's hide. 

"Strike your flag!" the rebel cries, 25 ...Read More

by Lowell, Amy are you gone?
What future is our past? What saturnine,
Sardonic devil's jest has bid us live
Two years together in a puff of smoke?
It was no dream, I swear it! In some star,
Or still imprisoned in Time's egg, you give
Me love. I feel it. Dearest Dear, this stroke
Shall never part us, I will reach to where you are."

His burning eyeballs stared into the dark.
The moon had long been set. And still he cried:
"Christine! My Love! Christine!" A 
sudden s...Read More

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