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Famous Spunkie Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...bbit Highland baron,
 The Laird o’ Graham; 5
An’ ane, a chap that’s damn’d aulfarran’,
 Dundas his name: 6


Erskine, a spunkie Norland billie; 7
True Campbells, Frederick and Ilay; 8
An’ Livistone, the bauld Sir Willie; 9
 An’ mony ithers,
Whom auld Demosthenes or Tully
 Might own for brithers.


See sodger Hugh, 10 my watchman stented,
If poets e’er are represented;
I ken if that your sword were wanted,
 Ye’d lend a hand;
But when there’s ought to say anent it,
 Ye’re a...Read More



by Burns, Robert
...ke to sit an’ swallow,
Then like a swine to puke an’ wallow;
But gie me just a true good fallow,
 Wi’ right ingine,
And spunkie ance to mak us mellow,
 An’ then we’ll shine.


Now if ye’re ane o’ warl’s folk,
Wha rate the wearer by the cloak,
An’ sklent on poverty their joke,
 Wi’ bitter sneer,
Wi’ you nae friendship I will troke,
 Nor cheap nor dear.


But if, as I’m informèd weel,
Ye hate as ill’s the very deil
The flinty heart that canna feel—
 Come, sir, here’s to...Read More

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