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Famous Shoe In Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...hey stood, with wondering eyes to behold him
Take in his leathern lap the hoof of the horse as a plaything,
Nailing the shoe in its place; while near him the tire of the cart-wheel
Lay like a fiery snake, coiled round in a circle of cinders.
Oft on autumnal eves, when without in the gathering darkness
Bursting with light seemed the smithy, through every cranny and crevice,
Warm by the forge within they watched the laboring bellows,
And as its panting ceased, and the spark...Read More

by Allingham, William
A wrinkled, wizen'd and bearded Elf,
Spectacles stuck on his pointed nose,
Silver buckles to his hose,
Leather apron - shoe in his lap -
'Rip-rap, tip-tap,
(A grasshopper on my cap!
Away the moth flew!)
Buskins for a fairy prince,
Brogues for his son -
Pay me well, pay me well,
When the job is done!"
The rogue was mine, beyond a doubt.
I stared at him, he stared at me;
"Servant Sir!" "Humph" says he,
And pull'd a snuff-box out.
He took a long pinch, lo...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...rning pushing a wheelbarrow full of sex organs into

the city hall. He was of tainted family. He had a woman's

shoe in his back pocket. It had been there all night. " Things

like this make us laugh.

 The woman who owns this cabin will come back in the aut-

umn. She's spending the summer in Europe. When she comes

back, she will spend only one day a week out here: Saturday.

 She will never spend the night because she's afraid to. There
...Read More

by Pinsky, Robert with a face
Just like a boxer dog or a cartoon sergeant.
She told me whenever he helped a pretty woman
Try on a shoe in his store, he'd touch her calf
And ask her, "How does that feel?" I was too little
To get the point but pretended to understand.
"Desire, be steady; hope is your delight,
An orb wherein no creature can ever be sorry."

She didn't go to my bar mitzvah, either.
I can't say why: she was there, and then she wasn't.
I looked around before ...Read More

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