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Famous Stenches Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Douglas, Keith
...d Decede in mauve ink.
All this takes place in a stink of jasmin.

But there are the streets dedicated to sleep
stenches and the sour smells, the sour cries
do not disturb their application to slumber
all day, scattered on the pavement like rags
afflicted with fatalism and hashish. The women
offering their children brown-paper breasts
dry and twisted, elongated like the skull,
Holbein's signature. But his stained white town
is something in accordance with mund...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...each calling to his fellow
 That the Day, the staring Easter Day is born.
 Oh the white dust on the highway! Oh the stenches in the byway!
 Oh the clammy fog that hovers
 And at Home they're making merry 'neath the white and scarlet berry --
 What part have India's exiles in their mirth?

Full day begind the tamarisks -- the sky is blue and staring --
 As the cattle crawl afield beneath the yoke,
And they bear One o'er the field-path, who is past all hope or caring,
 To t...Read More

by Celan, Paul
...nd bones,
And pavements fang'd with murderous stones
And rags, and hags, and hideous wenches;
I counted two and seventy stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks!
Ye Nymphs that reign o'er sewers and sinks,
The river Rhine, it is well known,
Doth wash your city of Cologne;
 But tell me, Nymphs, what power divine
 Shall henceforth wash the river Rhine?...Read More

by Scott, Duncan Campbell
And slimy viscid things the spirit loathes,
Skin of vile water over viler mud
Where the paddle stirred unutterable stenches,
And the canoes seemed heavy with fear,
Not to be urged toward the fatal shore
Where a bush fire, smouldering, with sudden roar
Leaped on a cedar and smothered it with light
And terror. It had left the portage-height
A tangle of slanted spruces burned to the roots,
Covered still with patches of bright fire
Smoking with incense of the fragment re...Read More

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