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Famous Sightseeing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brautigan, Richard
...ish Civil War. You were a young

Communist from Cleveland, Ohio. She was a painter. A New

York Jew who was sightseeing in the Spanish Civil War as if

it were the Mardi Gras in New Orleans being acted out by

Greek statues.

 "She was drawing a picture of a dead anarchist when you

met her. She asked you to stand beside the anarchist and act

as if you had killed him. You slapped her across the face

and said something that would be embarrassing for m...Read More

by Miller, Alice Duer
...ain leaves at break of day; 
It will be gone when this is in your hands. 
I've had enough of lovely foreign lands, 
Sightseeing, strangers, holiday and play; 
I'm going home to those who think the way
I think, and speak as I do. Will you try 
To understand that this must be good-bye? 
We both rooted deeply in the soil 
Of our own countries. But I could not spoil 
Our happy memories with the stress and strain
Of parting; if we never meet again
Be sure I shall remem...Read More

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