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Famous Woodcock Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert night,
 To muse upon my charmer.

The partridge loves the fruitful fells,
 The plover loves the mountains;
The woodcock haunts the lonely dells,
 The soaring hern the fountains:
Thro’ lofty groves the cushat roves,
 The path of man to shun it;
The hazel bush o’erhangs the thrush,
 The spreading thorn the linnet.

Thus ev’ry kind their pleasure find,
 The savage and the tender;
Some social join, and leagues combine,
 Some solitary wander:
Avaunt, away! the cruel ...Read More

by Smart, Christopher

Let Elon rejoice with Attelabus, who is the Locust without wings. 

Let Jahleel rejoice with the Woodcock, who liveth upon suction and is pure from his diet. 

Let Shuni rejoice with the Gull, who is happy in not being good for food. 

Let Ezbon rejoice with Musimon, who is from the ram and she-goat. 

Let Barkos rejoice with the Black Eagle, which is the least of his species and the best-natured. 

Let Bedan rejoice with Ossifrage -- th...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...lptor and architect, died 1313-
*10 All Saints.
*11 A Florentine painter, died 1576.
*12 Tartar king.
*13 A woodcock...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...were jumping up into flight. They

were big mallards with their Rainier Ale-like offspring.

 I believe I saw a woodcock. He had a long bill like putting

a fire hydrant into a pencil sharpener, then pasting it onto

a bird and letting the bird fly away in front of me with this

thing on its face for no other purpose than to amaze me.

 I worked my way slowly out of the marsh until the creek

again became a muscular thing, the strongest Paradise

Creek in the ...Read More

by Wilmot, John
...tall stiff fool that walked in Spanish guise:
The buckram puppet never stirred its eyes,
But grave as owl it looked, as woodcock wise.
He scorns the empty talking of this mad age,
And speaks all proverbs, sentences, and adage;
Can with as much solemnity buy eggs
As a cabal can talk of their intrigues;
Master o' th' Ceremonies, yet can dispense
With the formality of talking sense.

From hence unto the upper walk I ran,
Where a new scene of foppery began.
A tribe of...Read More

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