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Famous Steeplechasing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...inations for the races with surprise 
And amusement at the Father's little joke, 
For a novice had been entered for the steeplechasing prize, 
And they found it was Father Riley's moke! 
He was neat enough to gallop, he was strong enough to stay! 
But his owner's views of training were immense, 
For the Reverend Father Riley used to ride him every day, 
And he never saw a hurdle nor a fence. 

And the priest would join the laughter: "Oh," said he, "I put him in, 
For ther...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton; 
And I'd earned a spell -- I was burnt and brown -- 
So I rolled my swag for a trip to town 
And a look at the steeplechasing. 
Twas rough and ready--an uncleared course 
As rough as the blacks had found it; 
With barbed-wire fences, topped with gorse, 
And a water-jump that would drown a horse, 
And the steeple three times round it. 

There was never a fence the tracks to guard, -- 
Some straggling posts defined 'em: 
And the day was hot, and the drinking ha...Read More

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