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Famous Smuggled Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dickinson, Emily
...rom mine, as if no plight
Had printed yesterday,

In tender -- solemn Alphabet,
My eyes just turned to see,
When it was smuggled by my sight
Into Eternity --

More Hands -- to hold -- These are but Two --
One more new-mailed Nerve
Just granted, for the Peril's sake --
Some striding -- Giant -- Love --

So greater than the Gods can show,
They slink before the Clay,
That not for all their Heaven can boast
Will let its Keepsake -- go...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...! Sedate!
Bold as a Brigand!
Stiller than a Fleet!

Builds, like a Bird, too!
Christ robs the Nest --
Robin after Robin
Smuggled to Rest!...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
'Tis Penury in Chief --

I scanned his narrow realm
I gave him leave to live
Lest Gratitude revive the snake
Though smuggled his reprieve...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...ugh the Buckland hills, 
Came again, by night, the gloomy men of monosyllables; 
And the ladies gave their jewels to be smuggled out and sold, 
And the homely wives of Buckland gave their wedding rings of gold. 

And a Buckland smith in secret, and in danger, in his shed 
Made them rings of baser metals (from the best he had, to lead), 
To be gilt and worn to market, or to meetings where they.prayed, 
Lest the spies should get an inkling, and the husbands be betrayed....Read More

by Walcott, Derek
...pages the sails of the schooner Flight.
But let me tell you how this business begin.

2 Raptures of the Deep

Smuggled Scotch for O'Hara, big government man,
between Cedros and the Main, so the Coast Guard couldn't touch us,
and the Spanish pirogues always met us halfway,
but a voice kept saying: "Shabine, see this business
of playing pirate?" Well, so said, so done!
That whole racket crash. And I for a woman,
for her laces and silks, Maria Concepcion.
Ay, a...Read More

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