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Famous Agrees Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Herrick, Robert
Forward or backward, side-ward, and what pace
Can give, and what retract a grace;
What gesture, courtship, comeliness agrees,
With those thy primitive decrees,
To give subsistence to thy house, and proof
What Genii support thy roof,
Goodness and greatness, not the oaken piles;
For these, and marbles have their whiles
To last, but not their ever; virtue's hand
It is which builds 'gainst fate to stand.
Such is thy house, whose firm foundations trust
Is more in thee than i...Read More

by Duhamel, Denise philosopher
Gautama teaches "All is emptiness" 
and "There is no self." 
In the 20th century A.D.
Barbie agrees, but wonders how a man 
with such a belly could pose, 
smiling, and without a shirt....Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco!Love! more or nought bestow;With lordly state low thrift but ill agrees;Thou hast thy darts and bow,Take with thy hands my not unwilling breath,Life were well closed with honourable death. Pent flames are strongest, and, if left to swell,Not long by any means can rest un...Read More

by Pope, Alexander
...ynthia of this minute. 

Rufa, whose eye quick-glancing o'er the Park, 
Attracts each light gay meteor of a Spark, 
Agrees as ill with Rufa studying Locke, 
As Sappho's diamonds with her dirty smock; 
Or Sappho at her toilet's greasy task, 
With Sappho fragrant at an evening Masque: 
So morning Insects that in muck begun, 
Shine, buzz, and flyblow in the setting sun. 

How soft is Silia! fearful to offend; 
The Frail one's advocate, the Weak one's friend: 
To her, Cal...Read More

by Shakespeare, William
For rich caparisons or trapping gay?
He sees his love, and nothing else he sees,
Nor nothing else with his proud sight agrees.

Look, when a painter would surpass the life, 
In limning out a well-proportion'd steed,
His art with nature's workmanship at strife,
As if the dead the living should exceed;
So did this horse excel a common one,
In shape, in courage, colour, pace and bone

Round-hoof'd, short-jointed, fetlocks shag and long,
Broad breast, full eye, small head, a...Read More

by Ammons, A R
...urrents, whine 
in and out among us merely

as we arrive and go:
this is just a place:
the reality we agree with,

that agrees with us, 
outbounding this, arrives 
to touch, joining with

us from far away:
our home which defines 
us is elsewhere but not

so far away we have 
forgotten it:
this is just a place....Read More

by Dryden, John
For Heav'n in them appeals to human sense:
And though they prove not, they confirm the cause,
When what is taught agrees with Nature's laws.

Then for the style; majestic and divine,
It speaks no less than God in every line:
Commanding words; whose force is still the same
As the first fiat that produc'd our frame.
All faiths beside, or did by arms ascend;
Or sense indulg'd has made mankind their friend:
This only doctrine does our lusts oppose:
Unfed by Nature's...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...Despite itself, another way it takes,And to its own slow death and mine agrees. Macgregor....Read More

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