Famous Split Second Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Split Second poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous split second poems. These examples illustrate what a famous split second poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Sandburg, Carl
...a summer afternoon. I see the timekeepers put their heads together over stopwatches, and call to the grand stand a split second is clipped off the old world’s record and a new world’s record fixed.
I see the mare Alix led away by men in undershirts and streaked faces. Dripping Alix in foam of white on the harness and shafts. And the men in undershirts kiss her ears and rub her nose, and tie blankets on her, and take her away to have the sweat sponged.
by Wright, James
...tering in terror
And take strange wing. Many
Of the dead never moved, but many
Of the dead are alive forever in the split second
Auto headlights more sudden
Than their drivers know.
The drivers burrow backward into dank pools
Where nothing begets
Across the road, tadpoles are dancing
On the quarter thumbnail
Of the moon. They can't see,
Not yet....Read More
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