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Famous Sidings Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lawson, Henry
...ou won’t get over that." 
O said Grenfell to my spirit, " Though you write of breezy peaks, 
Golden Gullies, wattle sidings, and the pools in she-oak creeks, 
Of the place your kin were born in and the childhood that you knew, 
And your father’s distant Norway (though it has some claim on you), 
Though you sing of dear old Mudgee and the home on Pipeclay Flat, 
You were born on Grenfell goldfield – and you can’t get over that ."...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...e then, if a war they would wage,
Behold us a-shinin' on history's page --
 First page for, etc.

We lay down their sidings an' help 'em entrain,
An' we sweep up their mess through the bloomin' campaign,
 In the style of, etc.

They send us in front with a fuse an' a mine
To blow up the gates that are rushed by the Line,
 But bent by, etc.

They send us behind with a pick an' a spade,
To dig for the guns of a bullock-brigade
 Which has asked for, etc.

We work...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...And the sunshine through the window slope according to the seasons,
 Twice since I've been here.

The trains on the sidings they call to us
With the hundred thousand blanks that they haul to us;
And we send 'em what we've finished, and they take it where it's wanted,
 For that is why we are here!

Man's hate passes as his love will pass.
God made Woman what she always was.
Them that bear the burden they will never grant forgiveness
 So long as they are here!

Once...Read More

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