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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.





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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.





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The caf? by the lake was closed

But when I asked they ...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...re 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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