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Famous Rough And Ready Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Robert
...ll eyes turn with interest. 
Whereas, step off the line on either side-- 
You, for example, clever to a fault, 
The rough and ready man who write apace, 
Read somewhat seldomer, think perhaps even less-- 
You disbelieve! Who wonders and who cares? 
Lord So-and-so--his coat bedropped with wax, 
All Peter's chains about his waist, his back 
Brave with the needlework of Noodledom-- 
Believes! Again, who wonders and who cares? 
But I, the man of sense and learning too, 
The a...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
...stylised tulips – this is what the card says
and they have that nineteen-twenties’ feel
of those bright young things a decade before us
who had a way of walking with their legs
bent back and their pelvis forward as if
inviting a kind of sexual depravity
with the no touch signs fervently displayed

stylised tulips – could be snakes though lurking 
in the un...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...The London lights are far abeam 
Behind a bank of cloud, 
Along the shore the gaslights gleam, 
The gale is piping loud; 
And down the Channel, groping blind, 
We drive her through the haze 
Towards the land we left behind -- 
The good old land of `never mind', 
And old Australian ways. 

The narrow ways of English folk 
Are not for such as we; 
They b...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...spell -- I was burnt and brown -- 
So I rolled my swag for a trip to town 
And a look at the steeplechasing. 
Twas rough and ready--an uncleared course 
As rough as the blacks had found it; 
With barbed-wire fences, topped with gorse, 
And a water-jump that would drown a horse, 
And the steeple three times round it. 

There was never a fence the tracks to guard, -- 
Some straggling posts defined 'em: 
And the day was hot, and the drinking hard, 
Till none of the stew...Read More

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