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Famous Speakeasies Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Miller, Alice Duer each man as an equal, 
Whether he is or not. 

Was this America—this my home? 
Prohibition and Teapot Dome—
Speakeasies, night-clubs, illicit stills, 
Dark faces peering behind dark grills, 
Hold-ups, kidnappings, hootch or booze— 
Every one gambling—you just can't lose,
Was this my country? Even the bay 
At home was altered, strange ships lay 
At anchor, deserted day after day, 
Old yachts in a rusty dim decay— 
Like ladies going the primrose way— 
At anchor, unt...Read More

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