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Famous Riding On Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Field, Eugene -
Go, tell her that, and, furthermore,
Apprise my sweetheart that a score
Of other little girls implore
The boon of riding on that sled
Painted and hitched, as aforesaid; -
And tell her, Cupid, only she
Shall ride upon that sled with me!
Tell her this all, and further tell
I love her well....Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt play—or on his father’s lap a young boy fallen asleep, (how his lips
 move! how
 he smiles in his sleep!) 
The scout riding on horseback over the plains west of the Mississippi—he ascends a
 sweeps his eye around; 
California life—the miner, bearded, dress’d in his rude costume—the stanch
 friendship—the sweet air—the graves one, in passing, meets, solitary, just
 aside the
Down in Texas, the cotton-field, the *****-cabins—drivers drivin...Read more of this...

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...ore than any gold? 
And there’s nothing you can find 
Out there in the cold? 
Only—what’s his name?—Remorse? 
And Death riding on his horse?
Well, be glad there’s nothing worse 
Than you have told. 

Leave Remorse to warm his hands 
Outside in the rain. 
As for Death, he understands,
And he will come again. 
Therefore, till your wits are clear, 
Flourish and be quiet—here. 
But a devil at each ear 
Will be a strain?

Past a doubt they will indeed, 
More than y...Read more of this...

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...ough their thoughts were grave.

The sad eyed women halted in the dawn, 
And waved farewell to dear ones riding on.
The modest mist picked up her robes and ran
Before the Sun god's swift pursuing van.
And suddenly there burst on startled eyes, 
The sight of soldiers, marching in the skies; 
That phantom host, a phantom Custer led; 
Mirage of dire portent, forecasting days ahead.

The soldiers' children, flaunting mimic flags, 
Played by ...Read more of this...

by Chatterton, Thomas
...s the wooden line. 

Now-- but what further can the muses sing? 
Now dropping particles of water fall; 
Now vapours riding on the north wind's wing, 
With transitory darkness shadow all. 

Alas! how joyless the descriptive theme, 
When sorrow on the writer's quiet preys 
And like a mouse in Cheshire cheese supreme, 
Devours the substance of the less'ning bays. 

Come, February, lend thy darkest sky. 
There teach the winter'd muse with clouds to soar; 
Come, Fe...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...What's Mounted Fut? I saw them t'other day, 
They occupied a koppie when the Boers had run away. 
The Cavalry went riding on and seen a score of fights, 
But there they kept them Mounted Fut three solid days and nights -- 
Three solid starving days and nights with scarce a bite or sup. 
Well! after that on Mounted Fut I'm fair fed up. 

And tramping with the Footies ain't as easy as it looks, 
They scarcely ever see a Boer except in picture books. 
They do a ...Read more of this...

by Lowell, Robert
...When I crouch to my television set,
the drained faces of ***** school-children rise like balloons.

Colonel Shaw
is riding on his bubble,
he waits
for the bless?d break.

The Aquarium is gone. Everywhere,
giant finned cars nose forward like fish;
a savage servility
slides by on grease....Read more of this...

by Po, Li
...vasty realm of azure without bottom,
Sun and moon shining together on gold and silver palaces.

Clad in rainbow and riding on the wind,
The ladies of the air descended like flower, flakes;
The faery lords trooping in, they were thick as hemp-stalks in the fields.
Phoenix birds circled their cars, and panthers played upon harps.
Bewilderment filled me, and terror seized on my heart.
I lifted myself in amazement, and alas!
I woke and found my bed and pillow—
Gon...Read more of this...

by Betjeman, John
...d on the logs in the grate.

It's ever so close in the lounge dear,
But the vestibule's comfy for tea
And Howard is riding on horseback
So do come and take some with me

Now here is a fork for your pastries
And do use the couch for your feet;
I know that I wanted to ask you-
Is trifle sufficient for sweet?

Milk and then just as it comes dear?
I'm afraid the preserve's full of stones;
Beg pardon, I'm soiling the doileys
With afternoon tea-cakes and scones....Read more of this...

by Sandburg, Carl
...I AM riding on a limited express, one of the crack trains
of the nation.
Hurtling across the prairie into blue haze and dark air
go fifteen all-steel coaches holding a thousand people.
(All the coaches shall be scrap and rust and all the men
and women laughing in the diners and sleepers shall
pass to ashes.)
I ask a man in the smoker where he is going...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...pennant of smoke; 
Where the fin of the shark cuts like a black chip out of the water; 
Where the half-burn’d brig is riding on unknown currents, 
Where shells grow to her slimy deck—where the dead are corrupting below;
Where the dense-starr’d flag is borne at the head of the regiments; 
Approaching Manhattan, up by the long-stretching island; 
Under Niagara, the cataract falling like a veil over my countenance; 
Upon a door-step—upon the horse-block of hard wood outsi...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...PAN class=smcap>Nor stars bright glittering through the cool still air,Nor proud ships riding on the tranquil main,Nor armed knights light pricking o'er the plain,Nor deer in glades disporting void of care,Nor tidings hoped by recent messenger,Nor tales of love in high and gorgeous strain,Nor by clear stream, green ...Read more of this...

by Berry, Wendell
...worthy men,

Farmers mostly, who lived by hand,
But one was a cobbler from Ireland,

Another played the eternal fool
By riding on a circus mule

To be remembered in grateful laughter
Longer than the rest. After

Doing that they had to do
They are at ease here. Let all of you

Who yet for pain find force and voice
Look on their peace, and rejoice....Read more of this...

by Bukowski, Charles
...t of being kind to the uglier ones; the so-called
handsome men revolted her- "No guts," she said, "no zap. They are riding on
their perfect little earlobes and well- shaped nostrils...all surface and no
insides..." She had a temper that came close to insanity, she had a temper that some
call insanity. Her father had died of alcohol and her mother had run off leaving the
girls alone. The girls went to a relative who placed them in a convent....Read more of this...

by Sassoon, Siegfried
...ittle enough I’ve understood my life, 
And a power of sights I’ve missed, and foreign marvels. 

I used to feel it, riding on spring days 
In meadows pied with sun and chasing clouds, 
And half forget how I was there to catch
The foxes; lose the angry, eager feeling 
A huntsman ought to have, that’s out for blood, 
And means his hounds to get it! 

Now I know 
It’s God that speaks to us when we’re bewitched, 
Smelling the hay in June and smiling quiet;
Or when there’s bee...Read more of this...

by Dyke, Henry Van
...WHO can tell the hiding of the white bees' nest?
Who can trace the guiding of their swift home flight?
Far would be his riding on a life-long quest:
Surely ere it ended would his beard grow white. 

Never in the coming of the rose-red Spring,
Never in the passing of the wine-red Fall, 
May you hear the humming of the white bee's wing
Murmur o'er the meadow, ere the night bells call. 

Wait till winter hardens in the cold grey sky,
Wait till leaves are fallen and the b...Read more of this...

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