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Famous Slaved Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lawson, Henry
And coarse salt-beef to eat. 
Oh, how our mothers struggled 
Till eyes and brain were dull – 
Oh, how our fathers slaved and toiled 
To keep those flour bins full! 

We've been in many countries, 
We've sailed on many seas; 
We've travelled in the steerage 
And lived on land at ease. 
We've seen the world together 
Through laughter and through tears – 
And not been far from baker's bread 
These five and thirty years. 

The flats are green as ever, 
The creeks go...Read more of this...

by Moore, Marianne rest, on cold luxurious
 low stone seats--a monk and monk and monk--between the thus
 ingenious roof supports, have slaved to confuse
 grace with a kindly manner, time in which to pay a debt,
 the cure for sins, a graceful use
 of what are yet
 approved stone mullions branching out across
 the perpendiculars? A sailboat

was the first machine. Pangolins, made
 for moving quietly also, are models of exactness,
on four legs; on hind feet plantigrade,
 with certain postu...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William

God love her! how it cheered me then
To see her there so brave and pretty;
So she with needle, I with pen,
We slaved and sang above the city.
And as across my streams of ink
I watched her from a poet's distance,
She stitched and sang . . . I scarcely think
She was aware of my existence.

And then one day she sang no more.
That put me out, there's no denying.
I looked -- she labored as before,
But, bless me! she was crying, crying.
Her...Read more of this...

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