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Famous Shanked Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Meredith, George
...o scale an upper sphere: 
--By stirring up a lower, much I fear 
How deftly that oiled barber lays his bloom 
That long-shanked dapper Cupid with frisked curls 
Can make known women torturingly fair; 
The gold-eyed serpent dwelling in rich hair, 
Awakes beneath his magic whisks and twirls. 
His art can take the eyes from out my head, 
Until I see with eyes of other men; 
While deeper knowledge crouches in its den, 
And sends a spark up:--is it true we are wed? 
Yea! filth...Read More

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