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Famous Aflare Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Amy
With that great brown leaf in your wig.
Pluck it off, I beg you,
Or I shall die of laughing."
A yellow wall
Aflare in the sunlight,
Chequered with shadows,
Shadows of vine leaves,
Shadows of masks.
Masks coming, printing themselves for an instant,
Then passing on,
More masks always replacing them.
Masks with tricorns and rapiers sticking out behind
Pursuing masks with plumes and high heels,
The sunlight shining under their insteps.
One, two,
One, ...Read more of this...

by Sassoon, Siegfried
...nd the bright
Procession of my thoughts toward prayer. 
You were the wrath of storm, the light 
On distant citadels aflare. 


Great names, I cannot find you now 
In these loud years of youth that strives 
Through doom toward peace: upon my brow 
I wear a wreath of banished lives. 
You have no part with lads who fought 
And laughed and suffered at my side. 
Your fugues and symphonies have brought 
No memory of my friends who died. 


For when my bra...Read more of this...

by Rosenberg, Isaac
Yon soldier tore from his throat, with oaths
Godhead might shrink at, but not the lice.
And soon the shirt was aflare
Over the candle he'd lit while we lay.

Then we all sprang up and stript
To hunt the verminous brood.
Soon like a demons' pantomine
The place was raging.
See the silhouettes agape,
See the glibbering shadows
Mixed with the battled arms on the wall.
See gargantuan hooked fingers
Pluck in supreme flesh
To smutch supreme littleness.
S...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard the new-yoked plough;
Now, stripped and dread, the dawn is red
 Above the lit talao.

Ho! Get to lair! The sun's aflare
 Behind the breathing grass:
And creaking through the young bamboo
 The warning whispers pass.
By day made strange, the woods we range
 With blinking eyes we scan;
While down the skies the wild duck cries:
 "The Day--the Day to Man!"

The dew is dried that drenched our hide,
 Or washed about our way;
And where we drank, the puddled bank
 Is crispi...Read more of this...

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