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Famous Acquiescent Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sassoon, Siegfried
BEHOLD these jewelled merchant Ancestors 
Foregathered in some chancellery of death;
Calm provident discreet they stroke their beards
And move their faces slowly in the gloom 
And barter monstrous wealth with speech...Read More



by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
 Old Eben Flood, climbing alone one night
Over the hill between the town below
And the forsaken upland hermitage
That held as much as he should ever know
On earth again of home,...Read More

by Nicolson, Adela Florence Cory
   Against the planks of the cabin side,
       (So slight a thing between them and me,)
   The great waves thundered...Read More

by Tessimond, A S J
 Climb, claim your shelf-room, far
Packed from inquisitive moon
And cold contagious stars.

Lean out, but look no longer,
No further, than to stir
Night with extended finger.

Now fill the box with light,
Flood full...Read More

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