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Famous Shush Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg the door
fall in a heap inside - pick ourselves up
courageous still giggling and bruised.....


find words bounce our voices off the walls....

shush shush

yell catcalls scream shriek roar
batter and shatter.....

shush shush shush

oh shush yourselves

no really - shush
in the air
under the stair
what can we hear

are you getting scared
we knew it
we knew that if we dared....

we can he...Read More

by Dunmore, Helen
...y stomach,
not yet the heating you can't afford and must wait for,
tamping a coin in on each hour.
Not the gorgeous shush of restaurant doors
and their interiors, always so much smaller.
Not the smell of the newsprint, the blur
on your fingertips — your fame. Not yet

the love you will have for Winter Pearmains
and Chanel No 5 — and then your being unable
to buy both washing-machine and computer
when your baby's due to be born,
and my voice saying, "I'll get you o...Read More

by Edgar, Marriott
...ow it happened... that later,
When Emma came over the sands,
She found Canute knee deep in water,
Trying to shush the sea back with his hands.

For not letting on that he'd seen her,
He was chiding each wave as it came,
Saying, "Thus far, my lad, and no further!"
'Til Emma said, "What is this game?"

He replied, These 'ere flatterers told me,
That the sea would obey me, and so,
I'm giving them this demonstration,
To show what a fat lot they know."

"You're...Read More

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