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Famous Accost Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Killigrew, Anne
...e we'll betray: 
And though they only sought a private shade, 
Perhaps they may depart more Vertuous made. 
 I will accost them. Gentle Nymph and Swaine, 
Good Melibæus us doth entertain
With Lays Divine: if you'll his Hearers be, 
Take streight your Seats without Apology. 

 Alci. Paying short thanks, at fair Amiras feet, 
I'le lay me down: let her choose where 'tis meet. 
 Al. Shepherd, behold, we all attentive sit. 
 Meli. What shall I sing ...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...l Guest at e'en an Outcast's Pillow --
Essential Host, in Life's faint, wailing Inn,
Later than Light thy Consciousness accost me
Till it depart, persuading Mine --...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...Frigate, bepainted and fine,
Made play for her bully the Ship of the Line;
So we, her bold daughters by iron and fire,
Accost and decoy to our masters' desire.

Now, pray you, consider what toils we endure,
Night-walking wet sea-lanes, a guard and a lure;
Since half of our trade is that same pretty sort
As mettlesome wenches do practise in port.

For this is our office: to spy and make room,
As hiding yet guiding the foe to their doom.
Surrounding, confounding, w...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...other accents, as such I heard
Though but for the Cricket -- just,
And but for the Bee --
Not in all the Meadow --
One accost me --

Better to be ready --
Than did next morn
Meet me in Aragon --
My old Gown -- on --

And the surprised Air
Rustics -- wear --
Summoned -- unexpectedly --
To Exeter --...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily>
My premium -- My Bliss --
An Admiralty, less --
A Sceptre -- penniless --
And Realms -- just Dross --

When Thrones accost my Hands --
With "Me, Miss, Me" --
I'll unroll Thee --
Dominions dowerless -- beside this Grace --
Election -- Vote --
The Ballots of Eternity, will show just that....Read More

by Milton, John
Back stept those two fair Angels, half amazed 
So sudden to behold the grisly king; 
Yet thus, unmoved with fear, accost him soon. 
Which of those rebel Spirits adjudged to Hell 
Comest thou, escaped thy prison? and, transformed, 
Why sat'st thou like an enemy in wait, 
Here watching at the head of these that sleep? 
Know ye not then said Satan, filled with scorn, 
Know ye not me? ye knew me once no mate 
For you, there sitting where ye durst not soar: 
Not to know ...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis


"I'm getting rather hoarse, I fear,
After so much reciting :
So, if you don't object, my dear,
We'll try a glass of bitter beer -
I think it looks inviting."...Read More

by Ashbery, John
...esents its stereotype again
But it is an unfamiliar stereotype, the face
Riding at anchor, issued from hazards, soon
To accost others, "rather angel than man" (Vasari).
Perhaps an angel looks like everything
We have forgotten, I mean forgotten
Things that don't seem familiar when
We meet them again, lost beyond telling,
Which were ours once. This would be the point
Of invading the privacy of this man who
"Dabbled in alchemy, but whose wish
Here was not to examine the ...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...So the Eyes accost -- and sunder
In an Audience --
Stamped -- occasionally -- forever --
So may Countenance

Entertain -- without addressing
Countenance of One
In a Neighboring Horizon --
Gone -- as soon as known --...Read More

by Masefield, John
...d lemon in, 
And whisked it up and served it out 
While bawdy questions went about. 
Jack chucked her chin, and Jim accost her 
With bits out of the "Maid of Gloster." 
And fifteen arms went round her waist. 
(And then men ask, Are Barmaids chaste?} 

O young men, pray to be kept whole 
from bringing down a weaker soul. 
Your minute's joy so meet in doin' 
May be the woman's door to ruin; 
The door to wandering up and down, 
A painted whore with half a crown.<...Read More

by Bryant, William Cullen
...he tortured mind at last.

But ye, who for the living lost
That agony in secret bear,
Who shall with soothing words accost
The strength of your despair?
Grief for your sake is scorn for them
Whom ye lament and all condemn;
And o'er the world of spirits lies
A gloom from which ye turn your eyes....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...s her freezing hair --
Sip, Goblin, from the very lips
The Lover -- hovered -- o'er --
Unworthy, that a thought so mean
Accost a Theme -- so -- fair --

The soul has moments of Escape --
When bursting all the doors --
She dances like a Bomb, abroad,
And swings upon the Hours,

As do the Bee -- delirious borne --
Long Dungeoned from his Rose --
Touch Liberty -- then know no more,
But Noon, and Paradise --

The Soul's retaken moments --
When, Felon led along,
With shackles on t...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily, like a Fog
When you approach the place --
Nor any voice imply it here
Or intimate it there
A spirit -- how doth it accost --
What function hat the Air?
This limitless Hyperbole
Each one of us shall be --
'Tis Drama -- if Hypothesis
It be not Tragedy --...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...We never know we go when we are going --
We jest and shut the Door --
Fate -- following -- behind us bolts it --
And we accost no more --...Read More

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