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Famous Slacker Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sidney, Sir Philip
...s they that being poysond poyson know. 

His mother deere, Cupid offended late,
Because that Mars, growne slacker in her loue,
With pricking shot he did not throughly moue
To keepe the place of their first louing state.
The boy refusde for fear of Marses hate,
Who threatned stripes if he his wrath did proue;
But she, in chafe, him from her lap did shoue,
Brake bowe, brake shafts, while Cupid weeping sate;
Till that his grandame Nature, pitying it,
Of...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...dle and made its girths tight,
Then shortened each stirrup, and set the pique right,
Rebuckled the cheek-strap, chained slacker the bit,
Nor galloped less steadily Roland a whit.

'Twas moonset at starting; but while we drew near
Lokeren, the cocks crew and twilight dawned clear;
At Boom, a great yellow star came out to see;
At Duffeld, 'twas morning as plain as could be;
And from Mecheln church-steeple we heard the half-chime,
So Joris broke silence with, "Yet there is t...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...had come
When Peace was far away --
As Wrecked Men -- deem they sight the Land --
At Centre of the Sea --

And struggle slacker -- but to prove
As hopelessly as I --
How many the fictitious Shores --
Before the Harbor be --...Read More

by Sidney, Sir Philip
...His mother dear Cupid offended late, 
Because that Mars grown slacker in her love, 
With pricking shot he did not throughly more 
To keep the pace of their first loving state. 

The boy refus'd for fear of Mars's hate, 
Who threaten'd stripes, if he his wrath did prove: 
But she in chafe him from her lap did shove, 
Brake bow, brake shafts, while Cupid weeping sate: 

Till that his grandame Nature pityijng it 
Of s...Read More

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