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Famous Shrubby Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Milton, John>
 LADY. Gentle villager,
What readiest way would bring me to that place?
 COMUS. Due west it rises from this shrubby point.
 LADY. To find out that, good shepherd, I suppose,
In such a scant allowance of star-light,
Would overtask the best land-pilot's art,
Without the sure guess of well-practised feet.
 COMUS. I know each lane, and every alley green,
Dingle, or bushy dell, of this wild wood,
And every bosky bourn from side to side,
My daily walks a...Read More

by Schuyler, James
...beside me in this garden
are huge and daisy-like
(why not? are not
oxeye daisies a chrysanthemum?),
shrubby and thick-stalked,
the leaves pointing up
the stems from which
the flowers burst in
sunbursts. I love
this garden in all its moods,
even under its winter coat
of salt hay, or now,
in October, more than
half gone over: here
a rose, there a clump
of aconite. This morning
one of the dogs killed
a barn owl. Bob saw
it happen, tried to
interve...Read More

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