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Famous Acquiesce Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...h careless and fearless
 Of either heaven or hell;
 Esteeming and deeming
 It’s a’ an idle tale!

Then let us cheerfu’ acquiesce,
Nor make our scanty pleasures less,
 By pining at our state:
And, even should misfortunes come,
I, here wha sit, hae met wi’ some—
 An’s thankfu’ for them yet.
They gie the wit of age to youth;
 They let us ken oursel’;
They make us see the naked truth,
 The real guid and ill:
 Tho’ losses an’ crosses
 Be lessons right severe,
 There’s wit the...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...we musicians know.

Well, it is earth with me; silence resumes her reign:
I will be patient and proud, and soberly acquiesce.
Give me the keys. I feel for the common chord again,
Sliding by semitones till I sink to the minor,--yes,
And I blunt it into a ninth, and I stand on alien ground,
Surveying awhile the heights I rolled from into the deep;
Which, hark, I have dared and done, for my resting-place is found,
The C Major of this life: so, now I will try to slee...Read More

by Carman, Bliss
...o all my valley flowers 
In the soft hours. 

O hand of mine and brain of mine, be yours, 
While time endures, 
To acquiesce and learn! 
For what we best may dare and drudge and yearn, 
Let soul discern. 

So, fellows, we shall reach the gusty gate, 
Early or late, 
And part without remorse, 
A cadence dying down unto its source 
In music's course; 

You to the perfect rhythms of flowers and birds, 
Colors and words, 
The heart-beats of the earth, 
To be remoulded ...Read More

by Browning, Robert
A score of years to Art, her slave,
And that's your Venus, whence we turn
To yonder girl that fords the burn!
You acquiesce, and shall I repine?
What, man of music, you grown grey
With notes and nothing else to say,
Is this your sole praise from a friend,
``Greatly his opera's strains intend,
``Put in music we know how fashions end!''
I gave my youth; but we ride, in fine.


Who knows what's fit for us? Had fate
Proposed bliss here should sublimate
My being-...Read More

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