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Aeschylus Poems

A collection of select Aeschylus famous poems that were written by Aeschylus or written about the poet by other famous poets. PoetrySoup is a comprehensive educational resource of the greatest poems and poets on history.

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by Browning, Robert
 "As certain also of your own poets have said"-- 
(Acts 17.28) 
Cleon the poet (from the sprinkled isles, 
Lily on lily, that o'erlace the sea 
And laugh their pride...Read More

by Lanier, Sidney
 At midnight, death's and truth's unlocking time,
When far within the spirit's hearing rolls
The great soft rumble of the course of things --
A bulk of silence in a mask of...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
 You are a friend then, as I make it out,
Of our man Shakespeare, who alone of us
Will put an ass's head in Fairyland
As he would add a shilling to...Read More

by Lanier, Sidney
 How tall among her sisters, and how fair, --
How grave beyond her youth, yet debonair
As dawn, 'mid wrinkled Matres of old lands
Our youngest Alma Mater modest stands!
In four brief...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
 MASTER WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE,AND WHAT HE HATH LEFT US  by Ben">  To draw no envy, SHAKSPEARE, on thy name, Am I thus ample to thy book...Read More

by Aeschylus,
THE night was passing, and the Grecian host
By no means sought to issue forth unseen.
But when indeed the day with her white steeds
Held all the earth, resplendent to behold,
First from...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("Orphée au bois du Caystre.") 
 {Bk. I. ii.} 

 Orpheus, through the hellward wood 
 Hurried, ere the eve-star glowed, 
 For the fauns' lugubrious hoots 
...Read More

by Aeschylus,
AGLEAM -- a gleam -- from Ida's height,
By the Fire-god sent, it came;
From watch to watch it leapt, that light,
As a rider rode the flame!
It shot through the startled sky,
And...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("Sur une barricade.") 
 {June, 1871.} 

 Like Casabianca on the devastated deck, 
 In years yet younger, but the selfsame core. 
 Beside the battered barricado's restless...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
 To draw no envy, Shakespeare, on thy name
Am I thus ample to thy book and fame;
While I confess thy writings to be such
As neither Man nor Muse can praise...Read More