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Famous Shouted Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Mayakovsky, Vladimir
...e worlds! 

This led to my Golgothas in the halls 
of Petrograd, Moscow, Odessa, and Kiev, 
where not a man 
crucify him!¡± 
But for me ¨C 
all of you people, 
even those that harmed me ¨C 
you are dearer, more precious than anything. 

Have you seen 
a dog lick the hand that thrashed it?! 

mocked by my contemporaries 
like a prolonged 
dirty joke, 
I perceive whom no one sees, 
crossing the mountains of time. 

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by Bukowski, Charles
"Do what I say!" George slapped again, harder. Constance hiked her skirt. 
"Just up to the panties!" shouted George. "I don't quite want to see the
"Christ, george, what's gone wrong with you?" 
"You fucked Walter!" 
"George, I swear, you've gone crazy. I want to leave. Let me out of here,
"Don't move or I'll kill you!" 
"You'd kill me?" 
"I swear it!" George got up and poured himself a shot of straight whiskey,
drank it, and...Read More

by Moody, William Vaughn
...'s cry 
Came up the tropic wind, "Now help us, for we die!" 
Then Alabama heard, 
And rising, pale, to Maine and Idaho 
Shouted a burning word. 
Proud state with proud impassioned state conferred, 
And at the lifting of a hand sprang forth, 
East, west, and south, and north, 
Beautiful armies. Oh, by the sweet blood and young 
Shed on the awful hill slope at San Juan, 
By the unforgotten names of eager boys 
Who might have tasted girls' love and been stung 
With the o...Read More

by Thayer, Ernest Lawrence
...muffled roar, 
like the beating of the storm waves on a stern and distant shore. 

"Kill him! Kill the umpire!" shouted someone on the stand, 
and it's likely they'd have killed him had not Casey raised his hand. 

With a smile of Christian charity, great Casey's visage shone, 
he stilled the rising tumult, he bade the game go on. 

He signaled to the pitcher, and once more the dun sphere flew, 
but Casey still ignored it, and the umpire said, "Strike t...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...of those who imagine some evil intention
Brings them here, for we are at peace; and why then molest us?"
"God's name!" shouted the hasty and somewhat irascible blacksmith;
"Must we in all things look for the how, and the why, and the wherefore?
Daily injustice is done, and might is the right of the strongest!"
But, without heeding his warmth, continued the notary public,--
"Man is unjust, but God is just; and finally justice
Triumphs; and well I remember a story, that often ...Read More

by Keats, John
...g the rest,
But that he met Enceladus's eye,
Whose mightiness, and awe of him, at once
Came like an inspiration; and he shouted,
"Titans, behold your God!" at which some groan'd;
Some started on their feet; some also shouted;
Some wept, some wail'd, all bow'd with reverence;
And Ops, uplifting her black folded veil,
Show'd her pale cheeks, and all her forehead wan,
Her eye-brows thin and jet, and hollow eyes.
There is a roaring in the bleak-grown pines
When Winter lifts h...Read More

by Pinsky, Robert night-dark. Then he prayed
Over the body, chanting a secret blessing

Out of Kabala. "Arise and breathe," he shouted;
But nothing happened. The body lay still. So then
The little rabbi called for hundreds of candles

And danced around the body, chanting and praying
In Hebrew, then Yiddish, then Aramaic. He prayed
In Turkish and Egyptian and Old Galician

For nearly three hours, leaping about the coffin
In the candlelight so that his tiny black shoes
See...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...shlight. He saw the body bring-

ers walking down the path toward the creek.

 "Hey, you guys !" Mr. Norris shouted. "Come back here.

You forgot something. "

 "What do you mean?" one of them said. They both looked

very sheepish, caught in the teeth of the flashlight.

 "You know what I mean," Mr. Norris said. "Right now!"

 The body bringers shrugged their shoulders, looked at

each other and then reluctantly went back, dragging thei...Read More

by Whitman, Walt with his interrogating thumb, the clank of the
 shod horses on the granite floor; 
The snow-sleighs, the clinking, shouted jokes, pelts of snowballs; 
The hurrahs for popular favorites, the fury of rous’d mobs; 
The flap of the curtain’d litter, a sick man inside, borne to the hospital;
The meeting of enemies, the sudden oath, the blows and fall; 
The excited crowd, the policeman with his star, quickly working his passage to
 the centre of the crowd; 
The impassive...Read More

by Lanier, Sidney
Careless if life or art were long
Since both were one, to stand or fall:

"So that the wonder struck the crowd,
Who shouted it about the land:
`His song was only living aloud,
His work, a singing with his hand!'"


VI. To Richard Wagner.

"I saw a sky of stars that rolled in grime.
All glory twinkled through some sweat of fight,
From each tall chimney of the roaring time
That shot his fire far up the sooty night
Mixt fuels -- Labor's Right and Labor's...Read More

by Cowper, William
...his strength decline,
Or courage die away;
But wag'd with death a lasting strife,
Supported by despair of life.

He shouted: nor his friends had fail'd
To check the vessel's course,
But so the furious blast prevail'd,
That, pitiless perforce,
They left their outcast mate behind,
And scudded still before the wind.

Some succour yet they could afford;
And, such as storms allow,
The cask, the coop, the floated cord,
Delay'd not to bestow.
But he (they knew) nor ship,...Read More

by Masefield, John fear of judgment coming, 
A 'Lijah in a fiery car, 
Coming to tell folk what they are. 
"That's what I'll do," I shouted loud. 
"I'll tell this sanctimonious crowd 
This town of window peeping, prying, 
Maligning, peering, hinting, lying, 
Male and female human blots 
Who would, but daren't be, whores and sots, 
That they're so steeped in petty vice 
That they're less excellent than lice, 
That touching one of them will dirt you, 
Dirt you with the stain of mean 
C...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...he nostrils, 
Out of which the heavy breathing 
Warmed the hands of Mudjekeewis.
Then he swung aloft his war-club, 
Shouted loud and long his war-cry, 
Smote the mighty Mishe-Mokwa
In the middle of the forehead, 
Right between the eyes he smote him.
With the heavy blow bewildered, 
Rose the Great Bear of the mountains; 
But his knees beneath him trembled, 
And he whimpered like a woman, 
As he reeled and staggered forward, 
As he sat upon his haunches; 
And the mighty...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ross me--mad, 
And maddening what he rode: and when I cried, 
`Ridest thou then so hotly on a quest 
So holy,' Lancelot shouted, `Stay me not! 
I have been the sluggard, and I ride apace, 
For now there is a lion in the way.' 
So vanished." 

`Then Sir Bors had ridden on 
Softly, and sorrowing for our Lancelot, 
Because his former madness, once the talk 
And scandal of our table, had returned; 
For Lancelot's kith and kin so worship him 
That ill to him is ill to them...Read More

by Aiken, Conrad
...ness of a sudden wall.
Confusion ran among them, they whirled and clamored,
They fell, they rose, they struck, they shouted,
Till at last a pallor of silence hushed them all.

What was her name? Where had she walked that morning?
Through what dark forest came her feet?
Along what sunlit walls, what peopled street?

Backward he dreamed along a chain of days,
He saw her go her strange and secret ways,
Waking and sleeping, noon and night.
She sat by a mirror, braidin...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
...he cormorant could skim.
     The swimmer plied each active limb;
     Then landing in the moonlight dell,
     Loud shouted of his weal to tell.
     The Minstrel heard the far halloo,
     And joyful from the shore withdrew.


The Gathering.


     Time rolls his ceaseless course. The race of yore,
          Who danced our infancy upon their knee,
     And told our marvelling boyhood legends store
          Of their strange venture...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...oon and cloud, 
From less and less to nothing; thus he fell 
Head-heavy; then the knights, who watched him, roared 
And shouted and leapt down upon the fallen; 
There trampled out his face from being known, 
And sank his head in mire, and slimed themselves: 
Nor heard the King for their own cries, but sprang 
Through open doors, and swording right and left 
Men, women, on their sodden faces, hurled 
The tables over and the wines, and slew 
Till all the rafters rang with woman...Read More

by Khayyam, Omar
...he Cup
Before Life's Liquor in its Cup be dry." 

And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door!
You know how little while we have to stay,
And, once departed, may return no more." 

Now the New Year reviving old Desires,
The thoughtful Soul to Solitude retires,
Where the White Hand of Moses on the Bough
Puts out, and Jesus from the Ground suspires. 

Iram indeed is gone with all its Rose,
And Jamsh...Read More

by Masefield, John she shipped; 
Her cable-swivels clanged at every shock. 

And like a never-dying force, the wind 
Roared till we shouted with it, roared until 
Its vast virality of wrath was thinned, 
Had beat its fury breathless and was still. 

By dawn the gale had dwindled into flaw, 
A glorious morning followed: with my friend 
I climbed the fo'c's'le-head to see; we saw 
The waters hurrying shoreward without end. 

Haze blotted out the river's lowest reach; 
Out of the gl...Read More

by Akhmatova, Anna
...king, "Faster, faster!
If only to find her now,
Not wake before meeting her."

And the janitor at the red gate
Shouted at you, "Where to, alack!"
The ice crackled and broke,
Underfoot, water went black.

"This is the lake, and inside
There's an island," thus thought you.
And then suddenly from the dark
Appeared a fire hot-blue.

Awakening, you did moan
In harsh light of a nasty day,
And then at once you called
For me loudly by my name.

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