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Famous Sprinting Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Duhamel, Denise
...from the war,
seeing whole zoos in her thin orphanage soup.
She looked happiest when she was filmed
from the back, sprinting into the future,
fading into tiny gray dots on UHF....Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
Whatever its method may be: 
The waterfowl hold a regatta; 
The possums run heats up a tree; 
The emus are constantly sprinting 
A handicap out on the plain; 
It seems that all nature is hinting 
'Tis ime to be at it again. 

"The cockatoo parrots are talking 
Of races to far-away lands; 
The native companions are walking 
A go-as-you-please on the sands; 
The little foals gallop for pastime; 
The wallabies race down the gap; 
Let's try it once more for the last time --...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...welled up cruel, I can hardly walk at all, 
Bur when the Taubes come over you should see me start to crawl; 
When we're sprinting for the dugout, I can easy beat 'em all". 
And the Surgeon said, 
"That's Lead!" 

So they sent him to the trenches where he landed safe and sound, 
And he drew his ammunition, just about two fifty round: 
"Oh Sergeant, what's this heavy stuff I've got to hump around?" 
And the Sergeant said, 
"That's Lead!"...Read More

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