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Famous Shawed Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...ed the pipes and gart them skirl,
Till roof and rafters a' did dirl.— 
Coffins stood round, like open presses,
That shawed the Dead in their last dresses;
And by some devilish cantraip sleight
Each in its cauld hand held a light,
By which heroic Tam was able
To note upon the haly table,
A murderer's banes in gibbet-airns;
Twa span-lang, wee, unchristened bairns;
A thief, new-cutted frae a rape,
Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape;
Five tomahawks, wi' blude red-rusted;
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