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Famous Reservation Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
 Fear, like a living fire that only death 
Might one day cool, had now in Avon’s eyes 
Been witness for so long of an invasion 
That made of a...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler


ALL valor died not on the plains of Troy.
Awake, my Muse, awake! be thine the joy
To sing of deeds as dauntless and as brave
As e'er lent luster to...Read More

by Sexton, Anne
 A born salesman,
my father made all his dough
by selling wool to Fieldcrest, Woolrich and Faribo.

A born talker,
he could sell one hundred wet-down bales
of that white stuff. He could clock...Read More

by Carruth, Hayden
 Just over the horizon a great machine of death is roaring and

One can hear it always. Earthquake, starvation, the ever-

 renewing field of corpse-flesh.
In this valley the snow...Read More

by Sexton, Anne
 We are born with luck
which is to say with gold in our mouth.
As new and smooth as a grape,
as pure as a pond in Alaska,
as good as the stem...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
 [Composed for the merry party already mentioned, 
on the occasion of the departure for France of the hereditary prince, 
who was one of the number, and who is especially...Read More

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