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Famous Sacrificial Lamb Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Mandelstam, Osip
...be delivered,
While with the unseen backbone
A wave distracts itself.
Again they've brought the peak of life
Like a sacrificial lamb,
Like a child's supple cartilage—
The age of infant earth.

To free the age from its confinement,
To instigate a brand new world,
The discordant, tangled days
Must be linked, as with a flute.
It's the age that rocks the swells
With humanity's despair,
And in the undergrowth a serpent breathes
The golden measure of the age.

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