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Famous Affianced Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
For life itself, though spent with him,
Commit such sacrilege, affront
God's nature which is love, intrude
'Twixt two affianced souls, and hunt
Like spiders, in the altar's wood.
I cannot bear these nightingales.

If she chose sin, some gentler guise
She might have sinned in, so it seems:
She might have pricked out both my eyes,
And I still seen him in my dreams!
- Or drugged me in my soup or wine,
Nor left me angry afterward:
To die here with his hand in mine
His b...Read More

by Tebb, Barry

You were the only girl who

Did not insist the conditions

Of kissing be written in tablets

Of stone, that I be not affianced

Elsewhere, be scrubbed to the bone,

Certified free of STD, solvent and

Holding a current contract of



Margaret, I realize you had only

Yourself to offer, not a career prospect,

Mortgage partnership or pre-nuptial

Agreement, just your ten-year old self

Wearing a washed-out flower-patterned

Frock, navy-blue knickers...Read More

by Service, Robert William steaming breath;
 Through peril of open water, through ache of insensate cold;
Up rivers wantonly winding in a land affianced to death,
 Till he came to a cowering cabin on the banks of the Nordenscold.

Then Clancy loosed his revolver, and he strode through the open door;
 And there was the man he sought for, crouching beside the fire;
The hair of his beard was singeing, the frost on his back was hoar,
 And ever he crooned and chanted as if he never would tire:--

"I...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
I struck in: 
'Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth; 
Receive it; and in me behold the Prince 
Your countryman, affianced years ago 
To the Lady Ida: here, for here she was, 
And thus (what other way was left) I came.' 
'O Sir, O Prince, I have no country; none; 
If any, this; but none. Whate'er I was 
Disrooted, what I am is grafted here. 
Affianced, Sir? love-whispers may not breathe 
Within this vestal limit, and how should I, 
Who am not mine, say, liv...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ed at his side: but we 
Set forth to climb; then, climbing, Cyril kept 
With Psyche, with Melissa Florian, I 
With mine affianced. Many a little hand 
Glanced like a touch of sunshine on the rocks, 
Many a light foot shone like a jewel set 
In the dark crag: and then we turned, we wound 
About the cliffs, the copses, out and in, 
Hammering and clinking, chattering stony names 
Of shales and hornblende, rag and trap and tuff, 
Amygdaloid and trachyte, till the Sun 
Grew br...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...mes of discord burn'd,Betwixt the Trojan and Rutulian trainWhen her affianced lover press'd the plain;And her, that with dishevell'd tresses flew,Half-arm'd, half-clad, her rebels to subdue.Her partner too in lawless love I spied,A Roman harlot, an incestuous bride.But Tadmor's queen, with nobler ...Read More

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