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Famous Unhook Poems by Famous Poets

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by Tebb, Barry

And you didn’t give me a funny look

Or make anything out of anything, you

Just took off your top and asked me to

Unhook your bra, letting everything else

Fall to the floor.


Forty years went

Out of the window

Of the twenty-third floor

Of Seacroft Towers.

You had your ten

Year old smile and

I was holding your hand,

Walking the fields of Knostrop,

Dandelion crowns, threaded

Lupins and the forecourt

By the petrol pumps

Where I first kissed yo...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...s me with delight,
And dance a jig of joy.
I slip into my oldest cloths,
My lines of care uncrease;
I mow the lawn, unhook the hose,
And glow with garden peace.

It's then I wonder which I am,
the boss with hard-boiled eye,
Or just the gay don't care-a-damn
Go-lucky garden guy?
Am I the starchy front who rants
As round his weight he throws,
or just old Pop with patchy pants,
Who sings and sniffs a rose?...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...iding to the townland
That is the world's bane.'

When their hearts are so high
That they would come to blows,
They unhook rheir heavy swords
From golden and silver boughs;
But all that are killed in battle
Awaken to life again.
It is lucky that their story
Is not known among men,
For O, the strong farmers
That would let the spade lie,
Their hearts would be like a cup
That somebody had drunk dry.

The little fox he murmured,
'O what of the world's bane?'
The sun w...Read More

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