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Famous Strang Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...e, dainty damies,
Wha, by Castalia’s wimplin streamies,
Lowp, sing, and lave your pretty limbies,
 Ye ken, ye ken,
That strang necessity supreme is
 ’Mang sons o’ men.

I hae a wife and twa wee laddies;
They maun hae brose and brats o’ duddies;
Ye ken yoursels my heart right proud is—
 I need na vaunt
But I’ll sned besoms, thraw saugh woodies,
 Before they want.

Lord help me thro’ this warld o’ care!
I’m weary sick o’t late and air!
Not but I hae a richer share
 Th...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...e the cushat kens!
Ye haz’ly shaws and briery dens!
Ye burnies, wimplin’ down your glens,
 Wi’ toddlin din,
Or foaming, strang, wi’ hasty stens,
 Frae lin to lin.

Mourn, little harebells o’er the lea;
Ye stately foxgloves, fair to see;
Ye woodbines hanging bonilie,
 In scented bow’rs;
Ye roses on your thorny tree,
 The first o’ flow’rs.

At dawn, when ev’ry grassy blade
Droops with a diamond at his head,
At ev’n, when beans their fragrance shed,
 I’ th’ rustling ga...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...p his gabudid gape;
Five tomahawks, wi’ blude red-rusted:
Five scimitars, wi’ murder crusted;
A garter which a babe had strangled:
A knife, a father’s throat had mangled.
Whom his ain son of life bereft,
The grey-hairs yet stack to the heft;
Wi’ mair of horrible and awfu’,
Which even to name wad be unlawfu’.

 As Tammie glowr’d, amaz’d, and curious,
The mirth and fun grew fast and furious;
The Piper loud and louder blew,
The dancers quick and quicker flew,
The reel’d...Read More

by Burns, Robert
The meanest hind in fair Scotland
 May rove their sweets amang;
But I, the Queen of a’ Scotland,
 Maun lie in prison strang.

I was the Queen o’ bonie France,
 Where happy I hae been;
Fu’ lightly raise I in the morn,
 As blythe lay down at e’en:
And I’m the sov’reign of Scotland,
 And mony a traitor there;
Yet here I lie in foreign bands,
 And never-ending care.

But as for thee, thou false woman,
 My sister and my fae,
Grim Vengeance yet shall whet a sword
 That...Read More

by Burns, Robert
The tappet hen, gae bring her ben,
 To welcome Willie Stewart,
 You’re welcome, Willie Stewart, &c.

May foes be strang, and friends be slack
 Ilk action, may he rue it,
May woman on him turn her back
 That wrangs thee, Willie Stewart,
 You’re welcome, Willie Stewart, &c....Read More

by Burns, Robert Right and what is Wrang by the law?
 What is Right, and what is Wrang?
 A short sword, and a lang,
A weak arm and a strang, for to draw.

What makes heroic strife, famed afar, famed afar?
What makes heroic strife famed afar?
 What makes heroic strife?
 To whet th’ assassin’s knife,
Or hunt a Parent’s life, wi’ bluidy war?

Then let your schemes alone, in the state, in the state,
Then let your schemes alone in the state.
 Then let your schemes alone,
 Adore the r...Read More

by Burns, Robert
 Whose honor was ever his law;
If the Virtues were pack’d in a parcel,
 His worth might be sample for a’;
And strang an’ respectfu’s his backing,
 The maist o’ the lairds wi’ him stand;
Nae gipsy-like nominal barons,
 Wha’s property’s paper—not land.

And there, frae the Niddisdale borders,
 The Maxwells will gather in droves,
Teugh Jockie, staunch Geordie, an’ Wellwood,
 That griens for the fishes and loaves;
And there will be Heron, the Major,
 Wha’ll ne’er b...Read More

by Frost, Robert
...hyr fling
But the wild touch of thy dye-dusty wing!

I found that wing broken today!
For thou art dead, I said,
And the strang birds say.
I found it with the withered leaves
Under the eaves....Read More

by Burns, Robert
...his gab did gape;
Five tomahawks, wi' blude red-rusted;
Five scimitars, wi' murder crusted;
A garter, which a babe had strangled;
A knife, a father's throat had mangled,
Whom his ain son o' life bereft,
The grey hairs yet stack to the heft;
Wi' mair of horrible and awfu',
Which even to name wad be unlawfu'.

As Tammie glowered, amazed and curious,
The mirth and fun grew fast and furious:
The Piper loud and louder blew;
The dancers quick and quicker flew;
They reeled, the...Read More

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