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Famous Acid Test Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...I just think that dreams are best,
 Just to sit and fancy things;
 Give your gold no acid test,
Try not how your silver rings;
Fancy women pure and good,
 Fancy men upright and true:
 Fortressed in your solitude,
Let Life be a dream to you.

For I think that Thought is all;
 Truth's a minion of the mind;
 Love's ideal comes at call;
As ye seek so shall ye find.
But ye must not seek too far;
 Things are never what they seem:
 Let a st...Read More



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