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Famous Stevedores Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...rvest night, in the glare of
I hear the strong baritone of the ’long-shore-men of Mannahatta; 
I hear the stevedores unlading the cargoes, and singing; 
I hear the screams of the water-fowl of solitary north-west lakes; 
I hear the rustling pattering of locusts, as they strike the grain and grass with the
 their terrible clouds;
I hear the Coptic refrain, toward sundown, pensively falling on the breast of the black
 vast mother, the Nile;...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...the sick; 
The judge with hands tight to the desk, his pallid lips pronouncing a
The heave’e’yo of stevedores unlading ships by the wharves—the
 refrain of the anchor-lifters; 
The ring of alarm-bells—the cry of fire—the whirr of swift-streaking
 engines and hose-carts, with premonitory tinkles, and color’d lights; 
The steam-whistle—the solid roll of the train of approaching cars;
The slow-march play’d at the head of the association, marching two an...Read More

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