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Famous Roll Up Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...tumult grew 
Till some wild, excited person 
Galloped down the township cursing, 
"Sydney push have mobbed Macpherson, 
Roll up, Dandaloo!" 

Great St Denis! what commotion! 
Like the rush of stormy ocean 
Fiery horsemen flew. 
Dust and smoke and din and rattle, 
Down the street they spurred their cattle 
To the war-cry of the battle, 
"Wade in, Dandaloo!" 

So the boys might have their fight out, 
Johnson blew the bar-room light out, 
Then, in haste, withdrew. 
And i...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...‘Tis time to dress. Dost hear the music surging
Like sobbing waves that roll up from the sea?
Yes, yes, I hear – I yield – no need of urging;
I know your wishes, - send Lisette to me.

I hate the ballroom; hate its gilded pleasure;
I hate the crowd within it, well you know;
But what of that? I am your lawful treasure –
And when you would display me I must go.

You bought me with a mother’s pain and trouble.
I’ve been...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...ngest funeral ever seen on Talbragar. 

By station home 
And shearing shed 
Ben Duggan cried, `Jack Denver's dead! 
Roll up at Talbragar!' 

He borrowed horses here and there, and rode all Christmas Eve, 
And scarcely paused a moment's time the mournful news to leave; 
He rode by lonely huts and farms, and when the day was done 
He turned his panting horse's head and rode to Ross's Run. 
No bushman in a single day had ridden half so far 
Since Johnson brought the doct...Read More

by Schuyler, James
...A nothing day full of
wild beauty and the
timer pings. Roll up
the silver off the bay
take down the clouds
sort the spruce and
send to laundry marked,
more starch. Goodbye
golden- and silver-
rod, asters, bayberry
crisp in elegance.
Little fish stream
by, a river in water....Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
Over the ridge an' it's all lef' be'ind
 For the section, etc.

Soon they will camp as the dawn's growin' grey,
Roll up for coffee an' sleep while they may--
 The section , etc.

Read their 'ome letters, their papers an' such,
For they'll move after dark to astonish the Dutch
 With a section, etc.

'Untin' for shade as the long hours pass--
Blankets on rifles or burrows in grass,
 Lies the section, etc.

Dossin' or beatin' a shirt in the sun,
Watching cham...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...the spurs have left marks of the fray, 
Though the sweat on the ears 
Gathers cold, and they sob with distress 
As they roll up the track, 
They know just as well their success 
As the man on their back. 
As they walk through a dense human lane 
That sways to and fro, 
And cheers them again and again, 
Do you think they don't know?...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...Roll up, Eureka's heroes, on that grand Old Rush afar,
For Lalor's gone to join you in the big camp where you are;
Roll up and give him welcome such as only diggers can,
For well he battled for the rights of miner and of Man.
In that bright golden country that lies beyond our sight,
The record of his honest life shall be his Miner's Right;
But many a bea...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...olm—and a little patty of butter costs more than all the crowns of Germany.

Let us go out in the fog, John, let us roll up our raincoat collars and go on the streets where men are sneering at the kings....Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...Open the door now.
Go roll up the collar of your coat
To walk in the changing scarf of mist.

Tell your sins here to the pearl fog
And know for once a deepening night
Strange as the half-meanings
Alurk in a wise woman's mousey eyes.

 Yes, tell your sins
And know how careless a pearl fog is
Of the laws you have broken....Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...eir license, before they set foot on the field.

"But they roused the hot blood that was in us, and the cry came to roll up at last;
And I tell you that something had got to be done when the diggers rolled up in the past.
Yet they say that in spite o' the talkin' it all might have ended in smoke,
But just at the point o' the crisis, the voice of a quiet man spoke.

" `We have said all our say and it's useless, you must fight or be slaves!' said the voice;
" `If it...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...evout Jews! you all 
Must each bring a stone -- Great sport will be shown; 
Enormous Attractions! And prices as usual! 
Roll up to the Hall!! Wives, children and all, 
For naught the most delicate feelings to hurt is meant!!" 
Here his eyes opened wide, for close by his side 
Was the scapegoat: And eating his latest advertisement! 
One shriek from him burst -- "You creature accurst!" 
And he ran from the spot like one fearing the worst. 
His language was chaste, as he fle...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...k their meat from God!

Girth-deep in hissing water
 Our furious vanguard strains --
Through mist of mighty tramplings
 Roll up the fore-blown manes --
A hundred leagues to leeward,
 Ere yet the deep is stirred,
The groaning rollers carry
 The coming of the herd!

Whose hand may grip your nostrils --
 Your forelock who may hold?
E'en they that use the broads with us --
 The riders bred and bold,
That spy upon our matings,
 That rope us where we run --
They know the strong Whi...Read More

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