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Famous Straightens Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bosselaar, Laure-Anne
...y throat, 
wrench a hunger out of me I don't understand, 

 can't turn away from. The last plant
sheltered, the man straightens his back, 

 swings the sack over his shouler, looks 
at the sky, then at me and — as if to end 

 a conversation — says: I know they'd survive
 without the bottles, I know. He leaves the garden, 

 plods downhill, blurs away. I hear myself 
say it to no one: I never had a father....Read More

by Thomas, Dylan, in a rider rising, from the harnessed valley;
Hold hard, my country darlings, for a hawk descends,
Golden Glamorgan straightens, to the falling birds.
Your sport is summer as the spring runs angrily....Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...inking to misery, Jim Carew. 

Such is the end of the ne'er-do-well -- 
Jimmy the Boozer, all down at heel; 
But he straightens up when he's asked to tell 
His name and race, and a flash of steel 
Still lightens up in those eyes of blue -- 
"I am, or -- no, I was -- Jim Carew."...Read More

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
...snuffs delicately 
At the strange wind; 
He settles to a swinging trot; his hoofs tramp the dust. 
The road winds, straightens, 
Slashes a marsh, 
Shoulders out a bridge, 
Then -- 
Again the hills. 
Unchanged, innumerable, 
Bowing huge, round backs; 
Holding secret, immense converse: 
In gusty voices, 
Fruitful, fecund, toiling 
Like yoked black oxen. 

The clouds pass like great, slow thoughts 
And vanish 
In the intense blue. 

My horse lopes; the saddle cr...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...d with eyes,
This oval O cropped out with teeth:
The sickle motion from the thighs

Jackknifes upward at the knees
Then straightens out from heel to hip
Pushing the framework of the bed
And clawing at the pillow slip.

Sweeney addressed full length to shave
Broadbottomed, pink from nape to base,
Knows the female temperament
And wipes the suds around his face.

(The lengthened shadow of a man
Is history, said Emerson
Who had not seen the silhouette
Of Sweeney straddled...Read More

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