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Famous Aliment Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dickinson, Emily
...ools would say --
The Rainbow's way --
A Skein
Flung colored, after Rain,
Would suit as bright,
Except that flight
Were Aliment --

"If it would last"
I asked the East,
When that Bent Stripe
Struck up my childish
Firmament --
And I, for glee,
Took Rainbows, as the common way,
And empty Skies
The Eccentricity --

And so with Lives --
And so with Butterflies --
Seen magic -- through the fright
That they will cheat the sight --
And Dower latitudes far on --
Some sudden morn --
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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...When he protested, not too solemnly, 
That for a world’s achieving maintenance 
The crust of overdone divinity 
Lacked aliment, they called it recreance; 
And when he chose through his own glass to scan
Sick Europe, and reduced, unyieldingly, 
The monk within the cassock to the man 
Within the monk, they called it heresy. 

And when he made so perilously bold 
As to be scattered forth in black and white,
Good fathers looked askance at him and rolled 
Their inward eyes in...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...f you bring the warmth of the sun to them, they will open, and bring form, color,
 perfume, to
If you become the aliment and the wet, they will become flowers, fruits, tall blanches and
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by Petrarch, Francesco
...>Macgregor.  Such noble aliment sustains my soul,That Jove I envy not his godlike food;I gaze on her—and feel each other goodEngulph'd in that blest draught at Lethe's bowl:Her every word I in my heart enrol,That on its grief it still may constant brood;...Read more of this...

by Dickinson, Emily
Like any Parasite --
If that is full of Meat
The Mind is fat.

But if the Heart omit
Emaciate the Wit --
The Aliment of it
So absolute....Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...d gold—the play of light
 the water, 
Dumb swimmers there among the rocks—coral, gluten, grass, rushes—and the aliment
 the swimmers,
Sluggish existences grazing there, suspended, or slowly crawling close to the bottom, 
The sperm-whale at the surface, blowing air and spray, or disporting with his flukes, 
The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy sea-leopard, and the sting-ray; 
Passions there—wars, pursuits, tribes—sight in those ocean-depths—bre...Read more of this...

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