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Famous Straddles Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sandburg, Carl
...egs, torso, head … on a hotel bed at The Savoy.
The white chiselings of flesh that flung themselves in somersaults, straddles, for packed houses:
A memory, a stage and footlights out, an electric sign on Broadway dark.

She belonged to somebody, nobody.
No one man owned her, no ten nor a thousand.
She belonged to many thousand men, lovers of the white chiseling of arms and shoulders, the ivory of a laugh, the bells of song.

Railroad brakemen taking trains...Read More



by Graves, Robert
...led!” young David cries, 
Throws blindly forward, chokes … and dies. 
And look, spike-helmeted, grey, grim,
Goliath straddles over him....Read More

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