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Famous Septuagenarian Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Nash, Ogden
...I've developed a slant-eye,
And my hearing fails at the constant wails
Of, If I can't, why can't I?
Oh, to be beside a septuagenarian,
Silent upon a peak in Darien! 

They don't know Hagen from Bobby Jones,
They never heard of Al Smith,
Even Red Grange is beyond their range,
And Dempsey is a myth.
Oh golly, to gabble upon the shoulder
Of someone my own age, or even older! 

I'm tired of defining hadn't oughts.
To opposition mulish,
The thoughts of youth are long long...Read More



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