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Famous Salt Of The Earth Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Muldoon, Paul
...of Japan
that have merely to anticipate

scoring a bull's-eye and, lo, it happens;
these are earth-flesh, earth-blood, salt of the earth,
whose talismans are their own jawbones

buried under threshold and hearth.
For though they trace themselves to the kith and kine
that presided over the birth

of Christ (so carry their calves a full nine
months and boast liquorice
cachous on their tongues), they belong more to the line

that's tramped these cwms and corries
since Cuchu...Read More

by Bidart, Frank
...d stopping me;
--how I wanted to see beneath it, cut

beneath it, and make it
somehow, come alive ...

 The salt of the earth;
Mom once said, 'Man's ***** is the salt of the earth ...'

--That night, at that Twenty-nine Palms Motel
I had passed a million times on the road, everything

fit together; was alright;
it seemed like
 everything had to be there, like I had spent years
trying, and at last finally finished drawing this
 huge circle ...Read More

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