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Famous Salamander Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Petrarch, Francesco
...IV class=stanza>Strange sustenance! upon my death I feed,And live in flames, a salamander rare!And yet no marvel, as from love it flows.A blithe lamb 'mid the harass'd fleecy breed.Whilom I lay, whom now to worst despairFortune and Love, as is their wont, expose.Winter with cold and snows,Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
The Bloke and the Donah were scratched by their owner, 
He only was offered three-fourths of the sweep. 

"We knew Salamander was slow as a gander, 
The mare could have beat him the length of the straight, 
And old Manumission was out of condition, 
And most of the others were running off weight. 

"No doubt someone 'blew it', for everyone knew it, 
The bets were all gone, and I muttered in spite, 
'If I can't get a copper, by Jingo, I'll stop her, 
Let the public fa...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...which is a gift of homage from the poor man to the wealthy and increaseth good will. 

Let Bakbakkar bless with the Salamander, which feedeth upon ashes as bread, and whose joy is at the mouth of the furnace. 

Let Jabez bless with Tarantula, who maketh his bed in the moss, which he feedeth, that the pilgrim may take heed to his way. 

Let Jakim with the Satyr bless God in the dance. -- 

Let Iddo praise the Lord with the Moth -- the writings of man perish as ...Read More

by Levertov, Denise
each summer the last summer.

The wind blowing, the leaves
shivering in the sun,
each day the last day.

A red salamander
so cold and so
easy to catch, dreamily

moves his delicate feet
and long tail. I hold
my hand open for him to go.

Each minute the last minute....Read More

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