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Famous Springbuck Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...pathless plains, by open veldt and vley. 
Across the front of Cronje's force his troopers held their way. 
The springbuck, feeding on the flats where Modder River runs, 
Were startled by his horses' hoofs, the rumble of his guns. 
The Dutchman's spies that watched his march from every rocky wall 
Rode back in haste: "He marches East! He threatens Jacobsdal!" 
Then north he wheeled as wheels a hawk, and showed to their dismay 
That French was off to Kimberley to d...Read More



by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...pathless plains, by open veldt and vley. 
Across the front of Cronje's force his troopers held their way. 
The springbuck, feeding on the flats where Modder River runs, 
Were startled by his horses' hoofs, the rumble of his guns. 
The Dutchman's spies that watched his march from every rocky wall 
Rode back in haste: "He marches East! He threatens Jacobsdal!" 
Then north he wheeled as wheels a hawk, and showed to their dismay 
That French was off to Kimberley to d...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...pathless plains, by open veldt and vley. 
Across the front of Cronje's force his troopers held their way. 
The springbuck, feeding on the flats where Modder River runs, 
Were startled by his horses' hoofs, the rumble of his guns. 
The Dutchman's spies that watched his march from every rocky wall 
Rode back in haste: "He marches East! He threatens Jacobsdal!" 
Then north he wheeled as wheels a hawk, and showed to their dismay 
That French was off to Kimberley to d...Read More

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