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Famous Sidelights Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Amis, Kingsley
...See her come bearing down, a tidy craft!
Gaily her topsails bulge, her sidelights burn!
There's jigging in her rigging fore and aft,
And beauty's self, not name, limned on her stern.

See at her head the Jolly Roger flutters!
"God, is she fully manned? If she's one short..."
Cadet, bargee, longshoreman, shellback mutters;
Drowned is reason that should me comfort.

But habit, like a cork, rides the dark flood...Read More

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