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Famous Abnegation Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Rich, Adrienne
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and in his cups drinks to the fair.
Bemused by gallantry, we hear
our mediocrities over-praised,
indolence read as abnegation,
slattern thought styled intuition,
every lapse forgiven, our crime
only to cast too bold a shadow
or smash the mold straight off.
For that, solitary confinement,
tear gas, attrition shelling.
Few applicants for that honor.

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 Well,
she's long about her coming, who must be
more merciless to herself than history.
Her mind full t...Read more of this...



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