Get Your Premium Membership

Famous Accord Poems by Famous Poets

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

See also:

by Paterson, Andrew Barton an epic high, 
One, that a child may laugh. 

Yet if we serve her truly in our appointed place, 
Freely she doth accord 
Unto her faithful servants always this saving grace, 
Work is its own reward!...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...nt! a hundred clouds in motion, 
Up-piled in the immense sublime beneath the winds' commotion, 
Their unimagined shapes accord: 
Under their waves at intervals flame a pale levin through, 
As if some giant of the air amid the vapors drew 
A sudden elemental sword. 

The sun at bay with splendid thrusts still keeps the sullen fold; 
And momently at distance sets, as a cupola of gold, 
The thatched roof of a cot a-glance; 
Or on the blurred horizon joins his battle with the...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 The weak coerced, the while with cunning pains 
 The strong are duped. But 'tis a law they make 
 That their accord themselves should never break. 
 From Arctic seas to cities Transalpine, 
 Their hideous talons, curved for sure rapine, 
 Scrape o'er and o'er the mournful continent, 
 Their plans succeed, and each is well content. 
 Thus under Satan's all paternal care 
 They brothers are, this royal bandit pair. 
 Oh, noxious conquerors! with transient rule...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord my husband's eye.' 

And Arthur, 'Have thy pleasant field again, 
And thrice the gold for Uther's use thereof, 
According to the years. No boon is here, 
But justice, so thy say be proven true. 
Accursed, who from the wrongs his father did 
Would shape himself a right!' 

And while she past, 
Came yet another widow crying to him, 
'A boon, Sir King! Thine enemy, King, am I. 
With thine own hand thou slewest my dear lord, 
A knight of Uther in the Barons' w...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...nd I will love thee to the death,
And out beyond into the dream to come."

So then, when both were brought to full accord,
She rose, and set before him all he will'd;
And after these had comforted the blood
With meats and wines, and satiated their hearts--
Now talking of their woodland paradise,
The deer, the dews, the fern, the founts, the lawns;
Now mocking at the much ungainliness,
And craven shifts, and long crane legs of Mark--
Then Tristram laughing caught the harp...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
 coolest green 
 Stretched the wide lawns we midmost found, for there, 
 Intolerant of itself, was Hell made fair 
 To accord with its containing. 
 Quiet-voiced and slow, of seldom words were they 
 That walked that verdure. 
 To a
 place aside 
 Open, and light, and high, we passed, and here 
 Looked downward on the lawns, in clear survey 
 Of such great spirits as are my glory and pride 
 That once I saw them. 
 There, direct in
 Ele...Read More

by Keats, John
With duller steel than the Pers?an sword
They cut away no formless monster's head,
But one, whose gentleness did well accord
With death, as life. The ancient harps have said,
Love never dies, but lives, immortal Lord:
If Love impersonate was ever dead,
Pale Isabella kiss'd it, and low moan'd.
'Twas love; cold,--dead indeed, but not dethroned.

In anxious secrecy they took it home,
And then the prize was all for Isabel:
She calm'd its wild hair with a gol...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
Links grace and harmony in happiest chain: 
Blest are the early hearts and gentle hands 
That mingle there in well according bands; 
It is a sight the careful brow might smooth, 
And make Age smile, and dream itself to youth, 
And Youth forget such hour was pass'd on earth, 
So springs the exulting bosom to that mirth! 


And Lara gazed on these sedately glad, 
His brow belied him if his soul was sad, 
And his glance follow'd fast each fluttering fair, 
Whose s...Read More

by Milton, John
...present pain that with ambitious mind 
Will covet more! With this advantage, then, 
To union, and firm faith, and firm accord, 
More than can be in Heaven, we now return 
To claim our just inheritance of old, 
Surer to prosper than prosperity 
Could have assured us; and by what best way, 
Whether of open war or covert guile, 
We now debate. Who can advise may speak." 
 He ceased; and next him Moloch, sceptred king, 
Stood up--the strongest and the fiercest Spirit 
Th...Read More

by Spenser, Edmund
The which this ancient City whilome made: 
Or that I had Amphion's instrument, 
To quicken with his vital note's accord, 
The stony joints of these old walls now rent, 
By which th' Ausonian light might be restor'd: 
Or that at least I could with pencil fine, 
Fashion the portraits of these palaces, 
By pattern of great Virgil's spirit divine; 
I would assay with that which in me is, 
To build with level of my lofty style, 
That which no hands can evermore compile....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
Through me shall the words be said to make death exhilarating; 
Give me your tone therefore, O Death, that I may accord with it,
Give me yourself—for I see that you belong to me now above all, and are folded
 together—you Love and Death are; 
Nor will I allow you to balk me any more with what I was calling life, 
For now it is convey’d to me that you are the purports essential, 
That you hide in these shifting forms of life, for reasons—and that they are m...Read More

by Stevens, Wallace
...muted, mused, and perfectly revolved 
554 In those portentous accents, syllables, 
555 And sounds of music coming to accord 
556 Upon his law, like their inherent sphere, 
557 Seraphic proclamations of the pure 
558 Delivered with a deluging onwardness. 
559 Or if the music sticks, if the anecdote 
560 Is false, if Crispin is a profitless 
561 Philosopher, beginning with green brag, 
562 Concluding fadedly, if as a man 
563 Prone to distemper he abates in taste...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey> *describe, relate

But natheless, while I have time and space,
Ere that I farther in this tale pace,
Me thinketh it accordant to reason,
To tell you alle the condition
Of each of them, so as it seemed me,
And which they weren, and of what degree;
And eke in what array that they were in:
And at a Knight then will I first begin.

A KNIGHT there was, and that a worthy man,
That from the time that he first began
To riden out, he loved chivalry,
Truth and honour, freedom a...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
And let him deep in memory's hold have stor'd
Water of Helicon: and let him fit
The needle that doth true with heaven accord:
Then bid her crew, love, diligence and wit
With justice, courage, temperance come aboard,
And at her helm the master reason sit. 

This world is unto God a work of art,
Of which the unaccomplish'd heavenly plan
Is hid in life within the creature's heart,
And for perfection looketh unto man.
Ah me! those thousand ages: with what slow
Pains ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...d I will love thee to the death, 
And out beyond into the dream to come.' 

So then, when both were brought to full accord, 
She rose, and set before him all he willed; 
And after these had comforted the blood 
With meats and wines, and satiated their hearts-- 
Now talking of their woodland paradise, 
The deer, the dews, the fern, the founts, the lawns; 
Now mocking at the much ungainliness, 
And craven shifts, and long crane legs of Mark-- 
Then Tristram laughing caught ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...and all the chivalry,
That in destruction of Mah'metry,* *Mahometanism
And in increase of Christe's lawe dear,
They be accorded* so as ye may hear; *agreed

How that the Soudan, and his baronage,
And all his lieges, shall y-christen'd be,
And he shall have Constance in marriage,
And certain gold, I n'ot* what quantity, *know not
And hereto find they suffisant surety.
The same accord is sworn on either side;
Now, fair Constance, Almighty God thee guide!

Now woulde some m...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord) spare, 
Or thou art lost; and never shalt see — 
Not earth — that's past — but heaven or me. 
If this thou dost accord, albeit 
A heavy doom 'tis thine to me, 
That doom shall half absolve thy sin, 
And mercy's gate may receive within; 
But pause one moment more, and take 
The curse of Him thou didst forsake; 
And look once more to heaven, and see 
Its love for ever shut from thee. 
There is a light cloud by the moon — [7] 
'Tis passing, and will pass full soon — ...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...As temperance, if at Apicius' board, 
Is more than at an anchorite's supper shown. 
I grant him all the kindest can accord; 
And this was well for him, but not for those 
Millions who found him what oppression chose. 


'The New World shook him off; the Old yet groans 
Beneath what he and his prepared, if not 
Completed: he leaves heirs on many thrones 
To all his vices, without what begot 
Compassion for him — his tame virtues; drones 
Who sleep, or despots wh...Read More

by Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad up,
      embrace the fire.
Remind those who tell you otherwise that 
      comes to you of its own accord, 
      and the yearning for it 
      cannot be learned in any school. 
From: ‘Hush Don’t Say Anything to God: Passionate Poems of Rumi’
Translated by" target="top">Sharam Shiva po...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...even the very tongue of wisdom said
What grace should come with death to Tiresias,
What special honour that God's hand accord
Who gathers all men's nations as their lord.

And sometimes when the secret eye of thought
Is changed with obscuration, and the sense
Aches with long pain of hollow prescience,
And fiery foresight with foresuffering bought
Seems even to infect my spirit and consume,
Hunger and thirst come on me for the tomb.

I could be fain to drink my death ...Read More

Dont forget to view our wonderful member Accord poems.