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Famous Skewered Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by O'Hara, Frank

If half of me is skewered
by grey crested birds
in the middle of the vines of my promise
and the very fact that I'm a poet
suffers my eyes
to be filled with vermilion tears 


how much greater danger
from occasion and pain is my vitality
yielding like a tree on fire!--
for every day is another view
of the tentative past
grown secure in its foundry of shimme...Read More

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