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Famous Spoilage Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Cather, Willa
...arlet poppies 
Enticed the rising sun, 

Upon the topmost turret, 
With death and damp below,-- 
Three hundred years of spoilage,-- 
The crimson poppies grow. 

This hall it was that bred him, 
These hills that knew him brave, 
The gentlest English singer 
That fills an English grave. 

How have they heart to blossom 
So cruel and gay and red, 
When beauty so hath perished 
And valour so hath sped? 

When knights so fair are rotten, 
And captains true asleep, 
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