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Famous Steppes Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brodsky, Joseph
...ty-gritty.
Quit the country the bore and nursed me.
Those who forgot me would make a city.
I have waded the steppes that saw yelling Huns in saddles, worn the clothes nowadays back in fashion in every quarter, planted rye, tarred the roofs of pigsties and stables, guzzled everything save dry water. I've admitted the sentries' third eye into my wet and foul dreams. Munched the bread of exile; it's stale and warty.
Granted my lungs all sounds except the ...Read More



by Brodsky, Joseph
...gritty.
Quit the country the bore and nursed me.
Those who forgot me would make a city.
I have waded the steppes that saw yelling Huns in saddles 
worn the clothes nowadays back in fashion in every quarter 
planted rye tarred the roofs of pigsties and stables 
guzzled everything save dry water.
I've admitted the sentries' third eye into my wetand foul
dreams. Munched the bread of exile; it's stale and warty.
Granted my lungs all sounds except ...Read More

by Huchel, Peter
..., spiky,
no shore breeze, no foothills,
the grass grows matted, death will come
with horses' hooves, endlessly
over the steppes' mounds, we went back,
searching the sky for the fort
that could not be razed.

The villages hostile,
the cottages cleared out in haste,
smoked skin on the attic beams,
snare netting, bone amulets.
All over the country an evil reverence,
animals' heads in the mist, divination
by willow wands.

Later, up in the North,
stag-eyed men
rushed ...Read More

by Blok, Aleksandr
...and pain 
We see the lengthy way! 
It sent an arrow of ancient Tartar reign - 
In breast it lay. 

The way through steppes and an incessant plight, 
Through your, o Russia, lot! 
And alien dark and dark of night 
I fear not. 

Let be the night. We'll ride and light in gloom 
Camp-fires late. 
The holy flag will flash in fume, 
And Khan's steel blade ... 

And endless battle! We only dream of peace 
Through blood and dust ... 
The mare ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...the mounds, and gaze on
 the
 tossing
 billows, and be refresh’d by storms, immensity, liberty, action. 
I see the steppes of Asia;
I see the tumuli of Mongolia—I see the tents of Kalmucks and Baskirs; 
I see the nomadic tribes, with herds of oxen and cows; 
I see the table-lands notch’d with ravines—I see the jungles and deserts; 
I see the camel, the wild steed, the bustard, the fat-tail’d sheep, the antelope, and the
 burrowing wolf. 

I see the high-lands of Abys...Read More



by Po, Li
...sounds afar,
And the autumn breeze sighs tenderly.
But my heart has gone to the Tartar war,
To bleak Kansuh and the steppes of snow,
Calling my husband back to me....Read More

by Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E)
...
That floats forever and a day;
I'll sing you the jacinth song
Of the probable stars;
I will attempt the unstartled steppes of dream 
Until I find the Only Flower 
Which shall keep (I think) your little heart
While the moon comes out of the sea....Read More

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