Famous Sperm Whale Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Sperm Whale poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous sperm whale poems. These examples illustrate what a famous sperm whale poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Lowell, Robert
...d night lights bring out "Bobbie,"
a replica of Louis XVI
without the wig--
redolent and roly-poly as a sperm whale,
as he swashbuckles about in his birthday suit
and horses at chairs.
These victorious figures of bravado ossified young.
In between the limits of day,
hours and hours go by under the crew haircuts
and slightly too little nonsensical bachelor twinkle
of the Roman Catholic attendants.
(There are no Mayflower
screwballs in the Catholic...Read More
by Whitman, Walt
...THE world below the brine;
Forests at the bottom of the sea—the branches and leaves,
Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds—the thick tangle, the openings,
the pink turf,
Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold—the play of light
Dumb swimmers there among the rocks—coral, gluten, grass, rus...Read More
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