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Famous Snorter Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...and quit; 
The brutes ought to win in a canter, 
Such trials they do when they're fit. 
The last one they ran was a snorter -- 
A gallop to gladden one's heart -- 
Two-twelve for a mile and a quarter, 
And finished as straight as a dart. 

"And then when I think that they're ready 
To win me a nice little swag, 
They are licked like the veriest neddy -- 
They're licked from the fall of the flag. 
The mare held her own to the stable, 
She died out to nothing at tha...Read More



by Masefield, John
...p comes by, they fly to look at the ship
To see how the nowaday mariners manages things.

"When freezing aloft in a snorter I tell you I wish --
(Though maybe it ain't like a Christian) -- I wish I could be
A haughty old copper-bound albatross dipping for fish
And coming the proud over all o' the birds o' the sea."...Read More

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