Hunting Poems

Popular Hunting Poems
Woodchucks
by Maxine Kumin

Gassing the woodchucks didn't turn out right.
The knockout bomb from the Feed and Grain Exchange
was featured as merciful, quick at the bone
and the case we had against them was airtight,
both exits shoehorned shut with puddingstone,
but they had a sub-sub-basement out of range.

Next morning they turned up again, no worse
for the cyanide than we for our cigarettes
and state-store Scotch, all of us up to scratch.

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A Busy Man
by Robert William Service

This crowded life of God's good giving
No man has relished more than I;
I've been so goldarned busy living
I've never had the time to die.
So busy fishing, hunting, roving,
Up on my toes and fighting fit;
So busy singing, laughing, loving,
I've never had the time to quit.

I've never been one for thinking

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The Pearl Diver
by Banjo Paterson

Kanzo Makame, the diver, sturdy and small Japanee,
Seeker of pearls and of pearl-shell down in the depths of the sea,
Trudged o'er the bed of the ocean, searching industriously.

Over the pearl-grounds the lugger drifted -- a little white speck:
Joe Nagasaki, the "tender", holding the life-line on deck,
Talked through the rope to the diver, knew when to drift or to check.

Kanzo was king of his lugger, master and diver in one,
Diving wherever it pleased him, taking instructions from none;

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Florida
by Elizabeth Bishop

The state with the prettiest name,
the state that floats in brackish water,
held together by mangrave roots
that bear while living oysters in clusters,
and when dead strew white swamps with skeletons,
dotted as if bombarded, with green hummocks
like ancient cannon-balls sprouting grass.
The state full of long S-shaped birds, blue and white,
and unseen hysterical birds who rush up the scale
every time in a tantrum.

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His Wedded Wife
by Rudyard Kipling

Cry "Murder" in the market-place, and each
Will turn upon his neighbour anxious eyes
Asking: "Art thou the man?" We hunted Cain
Some centuries ago across the world.
This bred the fear our own misdeeds maintain
To-day.

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Recent Hunting Poems
A dear coveted (17/09/2019 - 01/10/2019)
by Hendrico Valentijn

Nectar mixed; invite long overdue
The day had come for rendezvous.

Cuffed by presence, arrested in glance.
Delight in essence, our happenstance.

Our thoughts dancing through the air.
Entwinement in word had been lain bare.

Why was the whisper withheld?

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In A Subway Station
by Sara Teasdale

After a year I came again to the place;
The tireless lights and the reverberation,
The angry thunder of trains that burrow the ground,
The hunted, hurrying people were still the same--
But oh, another man beside me and not you!
Another voice and other eyes in mine!
And suddenly I turned and saw again
The gleaming curve of tracks, the bridge above--
They were burned deep into my heart before,
The night I watched them to avoid your eyes,

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Grandfather's Love
by Sara Teasdale

They said he sent his love to me,
They wouldn't put it in my hand,
And when I asked them where it was
They said I couldn't understand.

I thought they must have hidden it,
I hunted for it all the day,
And when I told them so at night
They smiled and turned their heads away.


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Pioneers! O Pioneers!
by Walt Whitman

COME, my tan-faced children,
Follow well in order, get your weapons ready;
Have you your pistols? have you your sharp edged axes?
Pioneers! O pioneers!
For we cannot tarry here,
We must march my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger,
We, the youthful sinewy races, all the rest on us depend,
Pioneers! O pioneers!
O you youths, western youths,
So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship, 10

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Song Of Myself, X
by Walt Whitman

Alone far in the wilds and mountains I hunt,
Wandering amazed at my own lightness and glee,
In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night,
Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill'd game,
Falling asleep on the gather'd leaves with my dog and gun
by my side.

The Yankee clipper is under her sky-sails, she cuts the
sparkle and scud,
My eyes settle the land, I bend at her prow or shout

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Popular Famous Poets about Hunting
  • Lewis Carroll
    Lewis Carroll (17 poems about Hunting)
    27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898 / Cheshire
  • Gabriel Harvey
    Gabriel Harvey (1 poems about Hunting)
    1550 - 1631 / Essex, England
  •  Sam Weaver
    Sam Weaver (1 poems about Hunting)
    Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
  •  Sarah M.Brown
    Sarah M.Brown (1 poems about Hunting)
    Belmont, New Hampshire, USA
  •  Thuy Lexuan
    Thuy Lexuan (1 poem about Hunting)
    Alexandria, VA, USA
  •  William Gray
    William Gray (1 poem about Hunting)
    1457-1557 / England
  •  William H. Alford
    William H. Alford (1 poems about Hunting)
    Washington, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Judith Wright
    Judith Wright (1 poems about Hunting)
    1915 - 2000 / New South Wales / Australia
  •  Bill Halbert
    Bill Halbert (1 poems about Hunting)
    Wills Point, Texas, USA
  • Norman Dubie
    Norman Dubie (1 poems about Hunting)
    1945 / United States / Barre, Vermont