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Famous Stealer Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hayden, Robert
...ird-talk, she says; 
 you keep on going now or die, she says.

Wanted Harriet Tubman alias The General 
alias Moses Stealer of Slaves

In league with Garrison Alcott Emerson 
Garrett Douglass Thoreau John Brown
Armed and known to be Dangerous 

Wanted Reward Dead or Alive

 Tell me, Ezekiel, oh tell me do you see 
 mailed Jehovah coming to deliver me?

Hoot-owl calling in the ghosted air, 
five times calling to the hants in the air. 
Shadow of a face in the scary leav...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...le and fa; then the flood barred us --
Him we call Son of the Sea, sullen and swollen.
Panting we waited the death, stealer and stolen.

Yet ere they came to my lance laid for the slaughter,
Lightly she leaped to a log lapped in the water;
Holding on high and apart skins that arrayed her,
Called she the God of the Wind that He should aid her.

Life had the tree at that word (Praise we the Giver!)
Otter-like left he the bank for the full river.
Far fell their a...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...r, "You must saddle up and ride, 
For your bullock's in the harness-cask of Morgan Donahoo -- 
He's the greatest cattle-stealer in the whole of Gundaroo." 

"Oh, ho!" said Smith, the owner of the Grabben Gullen run, 
"I'll go and get the troopers by the sinking of the sun, 
And down into his homestead tonight we'll take a ride, 
With warrants to identify the carcass and the hide." 

That night rode down the troopers, the squatter at their head, 
They rode into the hom...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...t interfered 
In this most unexpected manner. 

A person -- call him Brown for short -- 
Who knew the story of this stealer, 
Went calmly down the town and bought 
Two pounds of sausage from a dealer, 
And then he got a long bamboo 
And tightly tied the sausage to it; 
Says he, "This is the thing to do, 
And I am just the man to do it. 

"When Jones comes out to make his speech 
I won't a clapper be, or hisser, 
But with this long bamboo I'll reach 
And poke the sausa...Read More

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