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Famous Snoff Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hardy, Thomas
...f havoc behind.

The bridegroom yet laitered a beaker to drain,
Then reeled to the linhay for more,
When the candle-snoff kindled some chaff from his grain--
Flames spread, and red vlankers, wi' might and wi' main,
And round beams, thatch, and chimley-tun roar.

Young Tim away yond, rafted up by the light,
Through brimble and underwood tears,
Till he comes to the orchet, when crooping thereright
In the lewth of a codlin-tree, bivering wi' fright,
Wi' on'y her night-ra...Read more of this...



by Hardy, Thomas
...voc behind. 

The bridegroom yet laitered a beaker to drain, 
 Then reeled to the linhay for more, 
When the candle-snoff kindled some chaff from his grain-- 
Flames spread, and red vlankers, wi' might and wi' main, 
 And round beams, thatch, and chimley-tun roar. 

Young Tim away yond, rafted up by the light, 
 Through brimble and underwood tears, 
Till he comes to the orchet, when crooping thereright 
In the lewth of a codlin-tree, bivering wi' fright, 
Wi' on'y her...Read more of this...

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