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Famous Surfacing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Heaney, Seamus
...ough the pool
From top to bottom.

I loved your wet head and smashing crawl,
Your fine swimmer's back and shoulders
Surfacing and surfacing again
This year and every year since.

I sat dry-throated on the warm stones.
You were beyond me.
The mellowed clarities, the grape-deep air
Thinned and disappointed.

Thank God for the slow loadening,
When I hold you now
We are close and deep
As the atmosphere on water.

My two hands are plumbed water.
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