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Famous Sloven Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...e guards the Redskin's dry reserve

His easy unswept hearth he lends
 From Labrador to Guadeloupe;
Till, elbowed out by sloven friends,
 He camps, at sufferance, on the stoop.

Calm-eyed he scoffs at Sword and Crown,
 Or, panic-blinded, stabs and slays:
Blatant he bids the world bow down,
 Or cringing begs a crust of praise;

Or, sombre-drunk, at mine and mart,
 He dubs his dreary breathren Kings.
His hands are black with blood -- his heart
 Leaps, as a babe's, at lit...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...Cinderella in the street
In a ragged gown,
Sloven slippers on her feet,
Shames our tidy town;
Harsh her locks of ashen grey,
Vapour vague her stare,
By the curb this bitter day
Selling papers there.

Cinderella once was sweet,
Fine and lily fair,
Silver slippers on her feet,
Ribands in her hair;
Solid men besought her hand,
Tart was she as quince,
Living in a fairy land,
Waiting for a Prince....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...and vegetation sprouts, 
For you only, and not for him and her? 

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A man’s Body at auction; 
I help the auctioneer—the sloven does not half know his business.

Gentlemen, look on this wonder! 
Whatever the bids of the bidders, they cannot be high enough for it; 
For it the globe lay preparing quintillions of years, without one animal or plant; 
For it the revolving cycles truly and steadily roll’d. 

In this head the all-baffling brain;
In it and below it, the making...Read More

by Masters, Edgar Lee
...wharf',
Which at first seemed a vessel with sweet wine
For thirsty lips. So down the swift decline
You went through sloven spirit, craven heart
And cynic indolence. And here the art
Of molding clay has caught you for the nonce
And made your shame our shame-- Your head in bronze!...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...r,
His gait stray uneven
Through a rank wilderness of fern and flower;
She judged petals in disarray,
The whole season, sloven.

How she longed for winter then! --
Scrupulously austere in its order
Of white and black
Ice and rock; each sentiment within border,
And heart's frosty discipline
Exact as a snowflake.

But here -- a burgeoning
Unruly enough to pitch her five queenly wits
Into vulgar motley --
A treason not to be borne; let idiots
Reel giddy in bedlam spring:...Read More



by Kipling, Rudyard
...eer us in the street.

Cruel in the shadow, crafty in the sun,
Far beyond his borders shall his teachings run.

Sloven, sullen, savage, secret, uncontrolled,
Laying on a new land evil of the old--

Long-forgotten bondage, dwarfing heart and brain--
All our fathers died to loose he shall bind again.

Here is nought at venture, random nor untrue
Swings the wheel full-circle, brims the cup anew.

Here is naught unproven, here is nothing hid:
Step for step and wor...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...re is, nor in any book proof
Sun hoists soul up after lids fall shut;
So she wills all to the black king.
The worst sloven

Vies with best queen over
Right to blaze as satan's wife;
Housed in earth, those million brides shriek out.
Some burn short, some long,
Staked in pride's coven....Read More

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