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Subject: BUTCHERS
Matches Found: 12

BAGS OF MEAT, by THOMAS HARDY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a fine bag of meat
Last Line: When the butcher wins, and he's driven from the place.
Subject(s): Auctions; Butchers; Cattle


BUTCHER JOHN, by IRENE WAAGE    Poem Text            
First Line: They call him butcher john, strange name for him
Last Line: Before he married shrewish hannah bent.
Subject(s): Butchers


BUTCHER SHOP, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sometimes walking late at night
Subject(s): Butchers; World War Ii; Second World War


REUBEN BRIGHT, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because he was a butcher and thereby
Last Line: In with them, and tore down the slaughter-house.
Subject(s): Butchers; Death; Love - Marital; Marriage; Dead, The; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE BUTCHER SHOP, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A disciplined institution
Last Line: Before a block of wood, / a kind of altar
Subject(s): Butchers; Social Commentaries


THE HOG, THE SHEEP AND GOAT, CARRYING TO A FAIR, by ANNE FINCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who does not wish ever to judge aright
Last Line: Must of the two be held most fortunate and wise.'
Alternate Author Name(s): Kingsmill, Anne; Winchilsea, Countess Of
Subject(s): Animals; Butchers


THE RETIRED PORK-BUTCHER AND THE SPOOK, by G. E. FARROW    Poem Text            
First Line: I may as well
Last Line: A game of cards at night.
Subject(s): Butchers; Ghosts; Retirement; Supernatural


THE STOLEN SHEEP, by TOM FREEMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Say, mate, it's a tidy long stretch since we parted near old lambin' flat
Last Line: And—well that was the end of old tommy; so here's to his ashes I say!
Subject(s): Accidents; Butchers; Murder; Poverty


THIS LITTLE BOY GOES TO MARKET, by HELEN W. FOWLER    Poem Text            
First Line: Patriot mothers, come and bear
Last Line: Fill the future's bloody stew.
Subject(s): Boys; Butchers; Mothers


TO AN OLD PLATTER, by KAY PHILLIPS    Poem Text            
First Line: Old china keeps its secrets
Last Line: Still carrying that antique well-fed air.
Subject(s): Butchers


TO RALPH LEYCESTER, ESQ., IN ANSWER TO A LETTER, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear peter, this tells you as soon as it could
Last Line: Of the best of good wishes for the whole of your flock.
Subject(s): Animals; Butchers; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Hunting; Rabbits; Hunters; Hares


WE HAD SEEN A PIG, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One man held the huge pig down
Last Line: When we looked.
Subject(s): Business; Butchers; Murder; Pigs; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Boars; Hogs