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Famous Step In Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...A’ THE lads o’ Thorniebank,
 When they gae to the shore o’ Bucky,
They’ll step in an’ tak a pint
 Wi’ Lady Onlie, honest Lucky.

Chorus.—Lady Onlie, honest Lucky,
 Brews gude ale at shore o’ Bucky;
I wish her sale for her gude ale,
 The best on a’ the shore o’ Bucky.

Her house sae bien, her curch sae clean
 I wat she is a daintie chuckie;
And cheery blinks the ingle-gleed
 O’ Lady Onlie, honest Lucky!
 Lady Onlie, &...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...ere are eleven.
Suppose I fix on Number Six - say Boy! How's that for Heaven?"

"By gosh! you win," said Pete. "Step in. But tell me how you chose him.
They're like as pins; all might be twins. There's nothing to disclose him."
The Sourdough said: "'Twas hard; my head was seething with commotion.
I felt a dunce; then all at once I had a gorgeous notion.
I stooped and peered beneath each beard that drooped like fleece of mutton.
My search wa...Read More

by Creeley, Robert
...y night, and no one in sight,
but then, well, there she is,
old friend Liz--

And she opens the door of her cadillac,
I step in back,
and we're gone.
She turns me on--

There are very huge stars, man, in the sky,
and from somewhere very far off someone hands
 me a slice of apple pie,
with a gob of white, white ice cream on top of it,
and I eat it--

Slowly. And while certainly
they are laughing at me, and all around me is racket
of these cats not making it, I make it
...Read More

by Field, Eugene
...ed up his hoss with stentorian "Whoa!" 
Then turned on the maiden a rapturous grin, 
And modestly asked if he might n't step in. 
With presence of mind that was marvellous quite, 
The fair Mariana replied that he might; 
So in through the portal rode young Lochinvar, 
Pre-empted the claim, and cleaned out the bar. 
Though the justice allowed he wa'n't wholly to blame, 
He taxed him ten dollars and costs, just the same....Read More

by Levy, Amy
...the forest, and sweeter
Than woodland retreat.

When the chain shall at last be broken,
The window set wide;
And I step in the largeness and freedom
Of sunlight outside ;

Shall I wander in vain for my country?
Shall I seek and not find?
Shall I cry for the bars that encage me
The fetters that bind?...Read More

by Dyke, Henry Van
And the jealous curtains close
Round the passionless repose
Of the silent dead.

Plod, plod, plod away,
Step by step in mouldering moss;
Thick branches bar the day
Over languid streams that cross
Softly, slowly, with a sound
In their aimless creeping
Like a smothered weeping,
Through the enchanted ground.

"Yield, yield, yield thy quest,"
Whispers through the woodland deep;
"Come to me and be at rest;
"I am slumber, I am sleep."
Then the weary feet would fail,...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...creatures snapping,

And see the flipping and the flapping,

 I turn around

 With growling sound,

And backward run a step in haste,

 And look around

 With growling sound.

Then run again a step in haste,
And to my former post go round.

But suddenly my anger grows,
A mighty spirit fills my nose,
My inward feelings all revolt.
A creature such as thou! a dolt!
Pipi, a squirrel able nuts to crack!
I bristle up my shaggy back
Unused a slave to be.
I'm laughed...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...zat Violet," said Montreal Maree. 
Now I'm accommodatin' when it comes to scented sin
But when I saw that innocent step in our drunken din,
I felt that I would like to crawl an' hide my head in shame.
An' judgin' by their features all them sourdoughs felt the same.
For there they stood like chunks o' wood, forgettin' how to swear,
An' every glass o' likker was suspended in the air.
For with her hair of sunny silk, and big, blue pansy eyes
She looked jest like...Read More

by Butler, Ellis Parker
...early lettered sign.

Straightway grew his custom great,
 For his sign read so:
“Hearts united while you wait.
 Step in. Love and Co.”

Much I wondered who was “Co.”
 In Love’s partnership;
Thought across the street I’d go—
 Learn from Love’s own lip.

So I went; and since that day
 Life is hard for me.
I was buncoed! (By the way,
 “Co.” is Jealousy.)...Read More

by Lowell, Amy on her lips,
And fairly skips.
They wind about the gravel walks
And all the long line buzzes and talks.
They step in time to the ringing bell,
With scarcely a shadow. The sun is well
In the core of a sky
Domed silverly.
Sister Marguerite said: "The pears will 
soon bud."
Sister Angelique said she must get her spud
And free the earth round the jasmine roots.
Sister Veronique said: "Oh, look at those shoots!
There's a crocus up,
With a purple cup....Read More

by Masefield, John
At head of stairs upon the landing 
A woman with a lamp was standing; 
she greet each gent at head of stairs, 
With "Step in, gents, and take your chairs. 
The punch'll come when kettle bubble, 
But don't make noise or there'll be trouble." 
'Twas Doxy Jane, a bouncing girl 
With eyes all sparks and hair all curl, 
And cheeks all red and lips all coal, 
And thirst for men instead of soul. 
She's trod her pathway to the fire. 
Old Rivers had his nephew by he...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...The foaming stream from out the rock
With thunder roar begins to rush,--
The oak falls prostrate at the shock,
And mountain-wrecks attend the gush.
With rapturous awe, in wonder lost,
The wanderer hearkens to the sound;
From cliff to cliff he hears it tossed,
Yet knows not whither it is bound:
'Tis thus that song's bright waters pour
From sources never...Read More

by Frost, Robert anything
So much as my not knowing anything-
My brother had been nearer right before.
I had not taken the first step in knowledge;
I had not learned to let go with the hands,
As still I have not learned to with the heart,
And have no wish to with the heart-nor need,
That I can see. The mind-is not the heart.
I may yet live, as I know others live,
To wish in vain to let go with the mind-
Of cares, at night, to sleep; but nothing tells me
That I need learn to le...Read More

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