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Famous Spae Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert

“Ye little skelpie-limmer’s face!
 I daur you try sic sportin,
As seek the foul thief ony place,
 For him to spae your fortune:
Nae doubt but ye may get a sight!
 Great cause ye hae to fear it;
For mony a ane has gotten a fright,
 An’ liv’d an’ died deleerit,
 On sic a night.

“Ae hairst afore the Sherra-moor,
 I mind’t as weel’s yestreen—
I was a gilpey then, I’m sure
 I was na past fyfteen:
The simmer had been cauld an’ wat,
 An’ stuff was unco green;
An’ ey...Read More

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