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Famous Alison Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...Chor.—And I’ll kiss thee yet, yet,
 And I’ll kiss thee o’er again:
And I’ll kiss thee yet, yet,
 My bonie Peggy Alison.

ILK care and fear, when thou art near
 I evermair defy them, O!
Young kings upon their hansel throne
 Are no sae blest as I am, O!
 And I’ll kiss thee yet, yet, &c.

When in my arms, wi’ a’ thy charms,
 I clasp my countless treasure, O!
I seek nae mair o’ Heaven to share
 Than sic a moment’s pleasure, O!
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by McGonagall, William Topaz
...usky warriors fled in amazement profound,
Because their comrades were falling on every side around. 

Sir Archibald Alison led on the Highland Brigade,
And great havoc amongst the enemy they made,
And village after village they captured and destroyed,
Until King Coffee lost heart and felt greatly annoyed. 

Sir John McLeod took the command of his own regiment,
And with a swinging pace into the jaws of death they went,
Fearlessly firing by companies in rotation,
Add da...Read more of this...

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...en the Marines chased them about four miles away,
At the charge of the bayonet, without dismay! 

General Sir Archibald Alison led on the Highland Brigade,
Who never were the least afraid.
And such has been the case in this Egyptian war,
For at the charge of the bayonet they ran from them afar! 

With their bagpipes playing, and one ringing cheer,
And the 42nd soon did the trenches clear;
Then hand to hand they did engage,
And fought like tigers in a cage. 

Oh! it mu...Read more of this...

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...accordant to his giterning.
This carpenter awoke, and heard him sing,
And spake unto his wife, and said anon,
What Alison, hear'st thou not Absolon,
That chanteth thus under our bower* wall?" *chamber
And she answer'd her husband therewithal;
"Yes, God wot, John, I hear him every deal."
This passeth forth; what will ye bet* than well? *better

From day to day this jolly Absolon
So wooeth her, that him is woebegone.
He waketh all the night, and all the day,
To com...Read more of this...

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