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Famous Sacking Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tebb, Barry
...and moved

Them in barrows.

The railway’s banks

Are buttressed with the

Moved memorial stones

The diggers wore sacking

Over their faces and

Burned their shovels.


Every garden and park

Is a hypothesis for God

When I hear a distant buzz

I cannot tell if it is

A bee or saw.

That is what we must

Decide, patterned being

Or random chance, God

Or nothing, your choice

And mine.


The caf? by the lake was closed

But when I asked they ...Read More

by Service, Robert William of them.
Peeress and shopgirl are
To my mind on a par.'

Says Jane: 'But for their backing
I might be sewing sacking.
Instead, I work with joy
In exquisite employ,
Embroidering rich dresses
For elegant Princesses . . .
Damn social upsetters
Who criticise their betters!'...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("La flamme par ton ordre, O roi!") 
 {XXIII., November, 1825.} 

 Thy will, O King, is done! Lighting but to consume, 
 The roar of the fierce flames drowned even the shouts and shrieks; 
 Reddening each roof, like some day-dawn of bloody doom, 
 Seemed they in joyous flight to dance about their wrecks. 
 Slaughter his thousand gia...Read More

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