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Famous Straighter Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Frost, Robert
...When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the breeze rises, and turn many-coloured
As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel.
Soon ...Read more of this...

by Sandburg, Carl a bricklayer and you a woman who loves the man who runs a drug store.

I don’t care like I used to; I lay bricks straighter than I used to and I sing slower handling the trowel afternoons.
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by Dickinson, Emily
...To be afraid of thee
One must to thine Artillery
Have left exposed a Friend --
Than thine old Arrow is a Shot
Delivered straighter to the Heart
The leaving Love behind.

Not for itself, the Dust is shy,
But, enemy, Beloved be
Thy Batteries divorce.
Fight sternly in a Dying eye
Two Armies, Love and Certainty
And Love and the Reverse....Read more of this...

by Dickinson, Emily
...Had we known the Ton she bore
We had helped the terror
But she straighter walked for Freight
So be hers the error --...Read more of this...

by Lawson, Henry
...s a mate of his; 
And now it's twenty years since I set eyes upon his phiz. 
There is no whiter man than Jack -- no straighter south the line, 
There is no hand in all the land I'd sooner grip in mine; 
To help a mate in trouble Jack would go through flood and fire. 
Great Scott! and don't you know the name of Dunn of Nevertire? 
Big Dunn of Nevertire, 
Long Jack from Nevertire; 
He stuck to me through thick and thin, Jack Dunn of Nevertire. 

`I did a wild and fo...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
OUT from behind this bending, rough-cut Mask, 
(All straighter, liker Masks rejected—this preferr’d,) 
This common curtain of the face, contain’d in me for me, in you for you, in each for

(Tragedies, sorrows, laughter, tears—O heaven! 
The passionate, teeming plays this curtain hid!)
This glaze of God’s serenest, purest sky, 
This film of Satan’s seething pit, 
This heart’s geography’s map—this limitl...Read more of this...

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
...h bear too heavy weights. He did not speak. 
So I saw Shelley plain." 
"And you?" I said. 

"I? I threw straighter than the most of them, 
And had firm clods. I hit him -- well, at least 
Thrice in the face. He made good sport that night."...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...of you. 
From shearing shed and cattle run, 
From Broome to Hobson's Bay, 
Each native-born Australian son 
Stands straighter up today. 

The man who used to "hump his drum", 
On far-out Queensland runs 
Is fighting side by side with some 
Tasmanian farmer's sons. 

The fisher-boys dropped sail and oar 
To grimly stand the test, 
Along that storm-swept Turkish shore, 
With miners from the west. 

The old state jealousies of yore 
Are dead as Pharaoh's sow, 
W...Read more of this...

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