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Famous Abatement Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Robert
...wrongly into play, 
Preposterously, at cross purposes. 
Should his child sicken unto death,--why, look 
For scarce abatement of his cheerfulness, 
Or pretermission of the daily craft! 
While a word, gesture, glance, from that same child 
At play or in the school or laid asleep, 
Will startle him to an agony of fear, 
Exasperation, just as like. Demand 
The reason why--" `tis but a word," object-- 
"A gesture"--he regards thee as our lord 
Who lived there in the pyram...Read More



by Parker, Dorothy
...ng my bloom;
I've experienced zephyr and raw gust
And (symbolical) flood and simoom.

When you come to this time of abatement,
To this passing from Summer to Fall,
It is manners to issue a statement
As to what you got out of it all.

So I'll say, though reflection unnerves me
And pronouncements I dodge as I can,
That I think (if my memory serves me)
There was nothing more fun than a man!

In my youth, when the crescent was too wan
To embarrass with beams from above,
B...Read More

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