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Famous Slicker Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Piercy, Marge
...ellow as dandelions by the highway, 
yellow as butter and egg yolks, 
yellow as a school bus stopping you, 
yellow as a slicker in a downpour. 

Here is my bouquet, here is a sing 
song of all the things you make 
me think of, here is oblique 
praise for the height and depth 
of you and the width too. 
Here is my box of new crayons at your feet. 

Green as mint jelly, green 
as a frog on a lily pad twanging, 
the green of cos lettuce upright 
about to bolt into op...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...making rapiers of the rain;
 The cattle-horns like candles of the dead
You sitting on your bronco there alone,
 In your slicker, saddle-sore and sick with cold?
Do you think the silent herd did not hear "The Mocking Bird",
 Or relish "Silver Threads among the Gold"?

Do you recollect the wild Magellan coast;
 The head-winds and the icy, roaring seas;
The nights you thought that everything was lost;
 The days you toiled in water to your knees;
The frozen ratlines shrieking in ...Read More

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