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Famous Spieler Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sandburg, Carl
...a chile con carne place,
or a man out of the ashes of false dawn muttering “hot-dog” to the night watchmen:
Is there a spieler who has spoken the word or taken the number of night’s nothings? am I the spieler? or you?

Is there a tired head
the night has not fed and rested
and kept on its neck and shoulders?

Is there a wish
of man to woman
and woman to man
the night has not written
and signed its name under?

Does the night forget
as a woman forgets?
and remember
as a woman...Read More



by Lawson, Henry
...as better far and purer than some toney pubs I know; 
For the patrons of the Shanty had the principles of men, 
And the spieler, if he struck it, wasn't welcome there again. 
You could smoke and drink in quiet, yarn, or else soliloquise, 
With a decent lot of fellows in the Shanty on the Rise. 

'Twas the bullock-driver's haven when his team was on the road, 
And the waggon-wheels were groaning as they ploughed beneath the load; 
And I mind how weary teamsters struggl...Read More

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