Famous Suzanne Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Suzanne poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous suzanne poems. These examples illustrate what a famous suzanne poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Cohen, Leonard
...Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wave...Read More
by Cohen, Leonard
—but he rushes to a different
I heard shrieks and thought:
That's just Suzanne
talking to the moon!
Pounding on the window
with both fists:
—and talking to the moon.
and pounding the glass
with both fists!
Brother Paul! the moon!...Read More
by Masefield, John
...e the bloody liar."
"Who says I lie?" "I do."
I climbed the spire and had a fly."
"I'm French Suzanne, the Circus Dancer,
I'm going to dance a bloody Lancer."
"If I'd my rights I'm Squire's heir."
"By rights I'd be a millionaire."
"By rights I'd be the lord of you,
But Farmer Scriggins had his do,
He done me, so I've had to hoove it,
I've got it all wrote down to prove it.
And one of these dark winter nights
He'll learn I mea...Read More
by Levine, Philip
...urn from us, knowing our pain
is not theirs or caused by them.
from a hospital in Algiers
Dear Suzanne: this letter will
not reach you because I can't
write it; I have no pencil,
no paper, only the blunt
end of my anger. My dear,
if I had words how could I
report the imperfect failure
for which I began to die?
I might begin by saying
that it was for clarity,
though I did not find it in
entered each act, u...Read More
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