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Famous White Elephant Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gilbert, Jack
...When the King of Siam disliked a courtier, 
he gave him a beautiful white elephant. 
The miracle beast deserved such ritual 
that to care for him properly meant ruin. 
Yet to care for him improperly was worse. 
It appears the gift could not be refused....Read More

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