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Famous Alexanders Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...w runs weeping on 
Nations shall grow and states not less in fame 
Than Greece and Rome of old: we too shall boast 
Our Alexanders, Pompeys, heroes, kings 
That in the womb of time yet dormant lye 
Waiting the joyful hour for life and light. 
O snatch us hence, ye muses! to those days 
When, through the veil of dark antiquity, 
Our sons shall hear of us as things remote, 
That blossom'd in the morn of days, alas! 
How could I weep that we were born so soon, 
In the beginn...Read More

by Dryden, John
...'Twas at the royal feast for Persia won
By Philip's warlike son— 
Aloft in awful state
The godlike hero sate
On his imperial throne;
His valiant peers were placed around,
Their brows with roses and with myrtles bound
(So should desert in arms be crowned);
The lovely Thais by his side
Sate like a blooming eastern bride
In flower of youth and beauty's pride:...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...hosts of sheep;
Disperse whole troops of horse, and pressing,
Make cows surrender at discretion;
Attack your hens, like Alexanders,
And regiments rout of geese and ganders;
Or where united arms combine,
Lead captive many a herd of swine!
Then rush in dreadful fury down
To fire on every seaport town;
Display their glory and their wits,
Fright helpless children into fits;
And stoutly, from the unequal fray,
Make many a woman run away.

"And can ye doubt, whene'er we please...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew

And now the careless Victors play,
Dancing the Triumphs of the Hay;
Where every Mowers wholesome Heat
Smells like an Alexanders Sweat.
Their Females fragrant as the Mead
Which they in Fairy Circles tread:
When at their Dances End they kiss,
Their new-made Hay not sweeter is.

When after this 'tis pil'd in Cocks,
Like a calm Sea it shews the Rocks:
We wondring in the River near
How Boats among them safely steer.
Or, like the Desert Memphis Sand,
Short Pyramids o...Read More

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