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Famous Seaboard Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Murray, Les
...eir hummed carrier wave. Once again
we've served our three months with remissions
in the steam and dry iron of this seaboard.
In jellied glare, through the nettle-rash season
we've watched the sky's fermenting laundry
portend downpours. Some came, and steamed away,
and we were clutched back into the rancid
saline midnights of orifice weather,
to damp grittiness and wiping off the air. 

Metaphors slump irritably together in
the muggy weeks. Shark and jelly...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...ste and Loss, 

That shall carry our goods to the nations, flying the Southern Cross; 

And fleets that shall guard our seaboard---while the 

East is backed by the Jews--- 

Under Australian captains, and manned by Australian crews. 

Boys who are slight and quiet, but boys who are strong and true, 

Dreaming of great inventions---always of something new; 

With brains untrammelled by training, but quick where reason directs--- 

Boys with imagination and keen, strong ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...with the destruction of them?) 
Only I will establish in the Mannahatta, and in every city of These States, inland and
And in the fields and woods, and above every keel, little or large, that dents the water,
Without edifices, or rules, or trustees, or any argument, 
The institution of the dear love of comrades....Read More

by Betjeman, John
...rted -
Townlands rich or townlands mean as
These, oh, counties of them screen us
In the Kingdom of the West.

Stony seaboard, far and foreign,
Stony hills poured over space,
Stony outcrop of the Burren,
Stones in every fertile place,
Little fields with boulders dotted,
Grey-stone shoulders saffron-spotted,
Stone-walled cabins thatched with reeds,
Where a Stone Age people breeds
The last of Europe's stone age race.

Has it held, the warm June weather?
Draining shallow ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...erence to consummations. 

When America does what was promis’d,
When there are plentiful athletic bards, inland and seaboard, 
When through These States walk a hundred millions of superb persons, 
When the rest part away for superb persons, and contribute to them, 
When breeds of the most perfect mothers denote America, 
Then to me and mine our due fruition.

I have press’d through in my own right, 
I have sung the Body and the Soul—War and Peace have I sung, 
And the...Read More

by Gordon, Adam Lindsay
And waifs wreck'd seaward and wasted shoreward
On shallows sheeted with flaming foam.

A grim grey coast and a seaboard ghastly,
And shores trod seldom by feet of men --
Where the batter'd hull and the broken mast lie
They have lain embedded these long years ten.
Love! when we wander'd here together,
Hand in hand through the sparkling weather,
From the heights and hollows of fern and heather,
God surely loved us a little then.

Then skies were fairer and shor...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...With gathering murk—with muttering thunder and lambent shoots, we all duly awake, 
South, north, east, west, inland and seaboard, we will surely awake.)...Read More

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