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Famous Skiddaw Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Butler, Ellis Parker
...A sinner was old Captain Dan;
 His wives guv him no rest:
He had one wife to East Skiddaw
 And one to Skiddaw West.

Now Ann Eliza was the name
 Of her at East Skiddaw;
She was the most cantankerous
 Female you ever saw.

I don’t know but one crosser-grained,
 And of this Captain Dan
She was the wife at Skiddaw West—
 She was Eliza Ann.

Well, this old skeesicks, Captain Dan,
 He owned a ferryboat;
From East Skiddaw to Skiddaw...Read More



by Byron, George (Lord)
...ne would think 
Some of his works about his neck were chain'd. 
But to the point; while hovering o'er the brink 
Of Skiddaw (where as usual it still rain'd), 
I saw a taper, far below me, wink, 
And stooping, caught this fellow at a libel — 
No less on history than the Holy Bible. 

LXXXVII 

'The former is the devil's scripture, and 
The latter yours, good Michael: so the affair 
Belongs to all of us, you understand. 
I snatch'd him up just as you see him there, ...Read More

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