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Famous Abided Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Swinburne, Algernon Charles in a mist.

All day in the sun, when the breezes do all they list,
His soft blue raiment of cloudlike blossom abided
Unrent and unwithered of winds and of rays that kissed.

Blithe-hearted or sad, as the cloud or the sun subsided,
Love smiled in the flower with a meaning whereof none wist
Save two that beheld, as a gleam that before them glided,
Light love in a mist....Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
...ose with memory to make others wealthy. 

Before the temple, in the middle of the city, 
Keepers of the fire all abided. 
When all is lost, there is still a memory. 

Fire will be born from night to be 
New light when all knowledge is swallowed 
And those with memory will be wealthy. 

A new rose will bloom from the dark sea, 
A city revived from memory and abroad; 
When all is but a memory, there is still memory. 
Those with memory will be we...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
dropped down undoubtedly dead

and even when the horror had subsided
and the arms of justice with their maker were abided
nelly stood rocking in her room
weeping for the heart-ache in her womb
that till then had hardly ever fluttered
and (only occasionally) muttered
if you have your eye on
me - my dear man - put your tie on

the home itself was closed a few days after
the house is riddled still by ribald laughter...Read More

by Pound, Ezra
...wn self song's truth reckon,
Journey's jargon, how I in harsh days
Hardship endured oft.
Bitter breast-cares have I abided,
Known on my keel many a care's hold,
And dire sea-surge, and there I oft spent
Narrow nightwatch nigh the ship's head
While she tossed close to cliffs. Coldly afflicted,
My feet were by frost benumbed.
Chill its chains are; chafing sighs
Hew my heart round and hunger begot
Mere-weary mood. Lest man know not
That he on dry land loveliest l...Read More

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