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Famous Adventured Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Smart, Christopher 

For the word of God is a sword on my side -- no matter what other weapon a stick or a straw. 

For I have adventured myself in the name of the Lord, and he hath marked me for his own. 

For I bless God for the Postmaster general and all conveyancers of letters under his care especially Allen and Shelvock. 

For my grounds in New Canaan shall infinitely compensate for the flats and maynes of Staindrop Moor. 

For the praise of God can give to a mute f...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...ds, placed for the chain's and fleet's defence, 
Long since were fled on many a feigned pretence. 
Daniel had there adventured, man of might, 
Sweet Painter, draw his picture while I write. 
Paint him of person tall, and big of bone, 
Large limbs like ox, not to be killed but shown. 
Scarce can burnt ivory feign an hair so black, 
Or face so red, thine ocher and thy lac. 
Mix a vain terror in his martial look, 
And all those lines by which men are mistook; 
Bu...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...own, how dear 
To him the children of the highest were? 
For her he once did nature's tribute pay: 
For these his life adventured every day: 
And 'twould be found, could we his thoughts have cast, 
Their griefs struck deepest, if Eliza's last. 

What prudence more than human did he need 
To keep so dear, so differing minds agreed? 
The worser sort, as conscious of their ill, 
Lie weak and easy to the ruler's will; 
But to the good (too many or too few) 
All law is useles...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...s my fellow somewhat for his harm;
He has the miller's daughter in his arm:
He auntred* him, and hath his needes sped, *adventured
And I lie as a draff-sack in my bed;
And when this jape is told another day,
I shall be held a daffe* or a cockenay  *coward
I will arise, and auntre* it, by my fay: *attempt
Unhardy is unsely,  as men say."
And up he rose, and softely he went
Unto the cradle, and in his hand it hent*, *took
And bare it soft unto his beddes feet.
S...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...I glean
 All races from all lands.


Me the Sea-captain loved, the River built,
 Wealth sought and Kings adventured life to hold.
Hail, England! I am Asia -- Power on silt,
 Death in my hands, but Gold!


Clive kissed me on the mouth and eyes and brow,
 Wonderful kisses, so that I became
Crowned above Queens -- a withered beldame now,
 Brooding on ancient fame.


Hail, Mother! Do they call me rich in trade?
 Little care I, but hear th...Read More

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