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Famous Alleluia Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Alighieri, Dante
...s? soletto

mostrar li mi convien la valle buia;

necessit? 'l ci 'nduce, e non diletto.

 Tal si part? da cantare alleluia

che mi commise quest'officio novo:

non ? ladron, n? io anima fuia.

 Ma per quella virt? per cu' io movo

li passi miei per s? selvaggia strada,

danne un de' tuoi, a cui noi siamo a provo,

 e che ne mostri l? dove si guada

e che porti costui in su la groppa,

ch? non ? spirto che per l'aere vada».

 Chir?n si volse in su la destra poppa...Read More

by St Vincent Millay, Edna
...d away like water
Through the fingers of the blest!

All their eyes were fixed on Glory,
Not a glance brushed over me;
"Alleluia! Alleluia!"
Up the road,—and I was free.

And my heart rose like a freshet,
And it swept me on before,
Giddy as a whirling stick,
Till I felt the earth once more.

All the earth was charred and black,
Fire had swept from pole to pole;
And the bottom of the sea
Was as brittle as a bowl;

And the timbered mountain-top
Was as naked as a skull,—...Read More

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