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Famous Skate Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard,
 According to His Word.
Which well must be as ye can see --
 And who shall judge the Lord?

When we poor fenmen skate the ice
 Or shiver on the wold,
We hear the cry of a single tree
 That breaks her heart in the cold --
That breaks her heart in the cold, good sirs,
 And rendeth by the board.
Which well must be as ye can see --
 And who shall judge the Lord?

Her wood is crazed and little worth
 Excepting as to burn,
That we may warm and make our mirth
 Until the ...Read More

by Thomas, Dylan longer whinnying with us. And pictureless books in which small boys, though warned with quotations not
to, would skate on Farmer Giles' pond and did and drowned; and books that told me everything about the wasp,
except why."

"Go on the Useless Presents."
"Bags of moist and many-colored jelly babies and a folded flag and a false nose and a tram-conductor's cap and
a machine that punched tickets and rang a bell; never a catapult; once, by mistake that no one cou...Read More

by Field, Eugene
...shing flow.
To-morrow, Thisbe, with a host
Of amorous suitors in her train, 
Comes like a goddess forth to coast
Or skate upon the frozen main.
To-day, sweet posies mark her track, 
While birds sing gayly in the trees; 
To-morrow morn, her sealskin sack
Defies the piping polar breeze.
So Doris is to-day enthused
By Thisbe's soft, responsive sighs, 
And on the morrow is confused
By Thisbe's cold, repellent eyes....Read More

by Sexton, Anne roses off my hackles.
If I'm on fire they dance around it
and cook marshmallows.
And if I'm ice
they simply skate on me
in little ballet costumes.

all along,
thinking I was a killer,
anointing myself daily
with my little poisons.
But no.
I'm an empress.
I wear an apron.
My typewriter writes.
It didn't break the way it warned.
Even crazy, I'm as nice
as a chocolate bar.
Even with the witches' gymnastics
they trust my incalcula...Read More

by Patchen, Kenneth
...Tiny green birds skate over the surface of the room.
A naked girl prepares a basin with steaming water,
And in the corner away from the hearth, the red wheels
Of an up-ended chariot slowly turn.
After a long moment, the door to the other world opens
And the golden figure of a man appears. He stands
Ruddy as a salmon beside the niche where are kept
The keepsakes o...Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...Snow knee-deep an' coastin' fine,
Frozen mill-ponds all ashine,
Seemin' jest to lay in wait,
Beggin' you to come an' skate.
An' you 'd git your gal an' go
Stumpin' cheerily thro' the snow,
Feelin' pleased an' skeert an' warm
'Cause she had a-holt yore arm.
Why, when Christmas come in, we
Spent the whole glad day in glee,
Havin' fun an' feastin' high
An' some courtin' on the sly.
Bustin' in some neighbor's door
An' then suddenly, before
He could give his voice a ...Read More

by Carman, Bliss
Drivers have put their sheepskin jackets on;
And all the ponds are sealed with sheeted ice
That rings with stroke of skate and hockey-stick,
Or in the twilight cracks with running whoop.
Bring in the logs of oak and hickory,
And make an ample blaze on the wide hearth.
Now is the time, with winter o'er the world,
For books and friends and yellow candle-light,
And timeless lingering by the settling fire.

While all the shuddering stars are keen with cold.
...Read More

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