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Famous Skaw Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
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"You speak to Salem Hardieker;
 "You was his girl, I know.
"I ship mineselfs to-morrow, see,
 "Und round the Skaw we go,
"South, down the Cattegat, by Hjelm,
 "To Besser in Saro."

When love rejected turns to hate,
 All ill betide the man.
"You speak to Salem Hardieker" --
 She spoke as woman can.
A scream -- a sob -- "He called me -- names!"
 And then the fray began.

An oath from Salem Hardieker,
 A shriek upon the stairs,
A dance of shadows on th...Read more of this...



by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...reed each mast, 
Yet we were gaining fast, 
When the wind failed us; 
And with a sudden flaw 
Came round the gusty Skaw, 110 
So that our foe we saw 
Laugh as he hailed us. 

"And as to catch the gale 
Round veered the flapping sail, 
'Death!' was the helmsman's hail, 115 
'Death without quarter!' 
Mid-ships with iron keel 
Struck we her ribs of steel; 
Down her black hulk did reel 
Through the black water! 120 

"As with his wings aslant, 
Sails the fi...Read more of this...

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