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Famous Absolving Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Byron, George (Lord)
...brow — where all grew night. 
Yet sense seem'd left, though better were its loss; 
For when one near display'd the absolving cross, 
And proffer'd to his touch the holy bead, 
Of which his parting soul might own the need, 
He look'd upon it with an eye profane, 
And smiled — Heaven pardon! if 'twere with disdain; 
And Kaled, though he spoke not, nor withdrew 
From Lara's face his fix'd despairing view, 
With brow repulsive, and with gesture swift, 
Flung back the hand wh...Read More

by Spenser, Edmund
...t destiny this huge Chaos turmoiling, 
In which all good and evil was enclosed, 
Their heavenly virtues from these woes absolving, 
Carried to heaven, from sinful bondage loosed: 
But their great sins, the causers of their pain, 
Under these antique ruins yet remain. 


No otherwise than rainy cloud, first fed 
With earthly vapors gathered in the air, 
Eftsoones in compass arch'd, to steep his head, 
Doth plunge himself in Tethys' bosom fair; 
And mounting up again, ...Read More

by Murray, Les
...squeezed gardens,
smoky valet smoothing your impalpable overnight pyjamas off,
pillar you can step through, force-field absolving love's efforts,
nicest yard of the jogging track, speeding aeroplane minutely
steered with two controls, or trimmed with a knurled wheel.
Some people like to still this energy and lie in it,
stirring circles with their pleasure in it, but my delight's that toga
worn on either or both shoulders, fluted drapery, silk whispering to the tiles,
with...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...wot, he lied right indeed:
Of cursing ought each guilty man to dread,
For curse will slay right as assoiling* saveth; *absolving
And also 'ware him of a significavit.
In danger had he at his owen guise
The younge girles of the diocese, 
And knew their counsel, and was of their rede*. *counsel
A garland had he set upon his head,
As great as it were for an alestake*: *The post of an alehouse sign
A buckler had he made him of a cake.

With him there rode a g...Read More

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