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Famous Allured Poems by Famous Poets

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by Swinburne, Algernon Charles 
To thee than gleanings of a northern shore 
 Trod by no tropic feet? 

For always thee the fervid languid glories 
 Allured of heavier suns in mightier skies; 
 Thine ears knew all the wandering watery sighs 
Where the sea sobs round Lesbian promontories, 
 The barren kiss of piteous wave to wave 
 That knows not where is that Leucadian grave 
Which hides too deep the supreme head of song. 
 Ah, salt and sterile as her kisses were, 
 The wild sea winds her and the gre...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...peakable for sadness. By and by
The ruddy square of comfortable light,
Far-blazing from the rear of Philip's house,
Allured him, as the beacon-blaze allures
The bird of passage, till he madly strikes
Against it, and beats out his weary life.

For Philip's dwelling fronted on the street,
The latest house to landward; but behind,
With one small gate that open'd on the waste,
Flourish'd a little garden square and wall'd:
And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
A yewtree, ...Read More

by Sherrick, Fannie Isabelle
...d-for, new-found fame.
This gave them joy indeed, yet more of pain.
For thus they knew their hopes were all in vain.
Allured unto the world was thy young heart;—-
The gay, bright world in which they had no part.
"But, ere thy mother's eyes were closed in sleep,
She gave to me a secret strange to keep;
'Twas this, that though they called thee daughter, child,
No blood of theirs flowed in thy veins, thy race
Was of a noble kind, to splendor born;
An ancestry who wore ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord

Silent the silent field 
They traversed. Arthur's harp though summer-wan, 
In counter motion to the clouds, allured 
The glance of Gareth dreaming on his liege. 
A star shot: 'Lo,' said Gareth, 'the foe falls!' 
An owl whoopt: 'Hark the victor pealing there!' 
Suddenly she that rode upon his left 
Clung to the shield that Lancelot lent him, crying, 
'Yield, yield him this again: 'tis he must fight: 
I curse the tongue that all through yesterday 
Reviled thee, ...Read More

by Moore, Thomas
...our Lagenian mine,
Where sparkles of golden splendour 
All over the surface shine -- 
But, if in pursuit we go deeper, 
Allured by the gleam that shone, 
Ah! false as the dream of the sleeper, 
Like Love, the bright ore is gone. 

Has Hope, like the bird in the story,
That flitted from tree to tree 
With the talisman's glittering glory -- 
Has Hope been that bird to thee? 
On branch after branch alighting, 
The gem did she still display, 
And, when nearest, and most invit...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...answer, but only thy mother alone. 

 Mother, not maker, 
 Born, and not made; 
 Though her children forsake her, 
 Allured or afraid, 
Praying prayers to the God of their fashion, she stirs not for all 
that have pray'd. 

 A creed is a rod, 
 And a crown is of night; 
 But this thing is God, 
 To be man with thy might, 
To grow straight in the strength of thy spirit, and live out thy life 
as the light. 

 I am in thee to save thee, 
 As my soul in thee saith; 
...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...he name of one in Brittany,
Isolt, the daughter of the King? "Isolt
Of the white hands" they call'd her: the sweet name
Allured him first, and then the maid herself,
Who served him well with those white hands of hers,
And loved him well, until himself had thought
He loved her also, wedded easily,
But left her all as easily, and return'd.
The black-blue Irish hair and Irish eyes
Had drawn him home--what marvel? then he laid
His brows upon the drifted leaf and dream'd.
...Read More

by Bradstreet, Anne
...ey fall un'wares in fowler's snare,
Or whilst on trees they sit and sing,
Some untoward boy at them do fling,
Or whilst allured with bell and glass,
The net be spread, and caught, alas.
Or lest by lime-twigs they be foiled,
Or by some greedy hawks be spoiled.
O would my young, ye saw my breast,
And knew what thoughts there sadly rest,
Great was my pain when I you fed,
Long did I keep you soft and warm,
And with my wings kept off all harm,
My cares are more and fears t...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...o them succeeds a desipicable rout, 
But know the word and well could face about; 
Expectants pale, with hopes of spoil allured, 
Though yet but pioneers, and led by Stew'rd. 
Then damning cowards ranged the vocal plain, 
Wood these command, the Knight of the Horn and Cane. 
Still his hook-shoulder seems the blow to dread, 
And under's armpit he defends his head. 
The posture strange men laughed at of his poll, 
Hid with his elbow like the spice he stole. 
Hea...Read More

by Bronte, Anne
...nd waving woods upon,
And soft winds wandered by;
Above, a sky of purest blue,
Around, bright flowers of loveliest hue,
Allured the gazer's eye. 
But what were all these charms to me,
When one sweet breath of memory
Came gently wafting by?
I closed my eyes against the day,
And called my willing soul away,
From earth, and air, and sky; 

That I might simply fancy there
One little flower -- a primrose fair,
Just opening into sight;
As in the days of infancy,
An opening prim...Read More

by Milton, John
Beguiled by fair idolatresses, fell 
To idols foul. Thammuz came next behind, 
Whose annual wound in Lebanon allured 
The Syrian damsels to lament his fate 
In amorous ditties all a summer's day, 
While smooth Adonis from his native rock 
Ran purple to the sea, supposed with blood 
Of Thammuz yearly wounded: the love-tale 
Infected Sion's daughters with like heat, 
Whose wanton passions in the sacred proch 
Ezekiel saw, when, by the vision led, 
His eye surveyed th...Read More

by Milton, John
...isles; but who dwelt happy there 
He staid not to inquire: Above them all 
The golden sun, in splendour likest Heaven, 
Allured his eye; thither his course he bends 
Through the calm firmament, (but up or down, 
By center, or eccentrick, hard to tell, 
Or longitude,) where the great luminary 
Aloof the vulgar constellations thick, 
That from his lordly eye keep distance due, 
Dispenses light from far; they, as they move 
Their starry dance in numbers that compute 
Days, month...Read More

by Milton, John
His name, and high was his degree in Heaven; 
His countenance, as the morning-star that guides 
The starry flock, allured them, and with lies 
Drew after him the third part of Heaven's host. 
Mean while the Eternal eye, whose sight discerns 
Abstrusest thoughts, from forth his holy mount, 
And from within the golden lamps that burn 
Nightly before him, saw without their light 
Rebellion rising; saw in whom, how spread 
Among the sons of morn, what multitudes 
Were b...Read More

by Milton, John, 
To luxury and riot, feast and dance; 
Marrying or prostituting, as befel, 
Rape or adultery, where passing fair 
Allured them; thence from cups to civil broils. 
At length a reverend sire among them came, 
And of their doings great dislike declared, 
And testified against their ways; he oft 
Frequented their assemblies, whereso met, 
Triumphs or festivals; and to them preached 
Conversion and repentance, as to souls 
In prison, under judgements imminent: 
But all i...Read More

by Raleigh, Sir Walter
...e and impecunious Mister Sampson 
Are the mainstay of the Bogus Meetings; 
But the alienated Man of Business 
Cannot be allured by Kuno Meyer 
To attend and meet Professor Woodward, 
Glory of the Otia Merseiana. 

Kuno Meyer! Great Professor Woodward! 
Bogus Meetings damn, for men of business, 
Mister Sampson's Otia Merseiana....Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...d with the murderer's blood atone.

But where's the trace that from the throng
The people's streaming crowds among,
Allured there by the sports so bright,
Can bring the villain back to light?
By craven robbers was he slain?
Or by some envious hidden foe?
That Helios only can explain,
Whose rays illume all things below.

Perchance, with shameless step and proud,
He threads e'en now the Grecian crowd--
Whilst vengeance follows in pursuit,
Gloats over his transgression's...Read More

by Goldsmith, Oliver
...ach fond endearment tries
To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies,
He tried each art, reproved each dull delay,
Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way.

Beside the bed where parting life was laid,
And sorrow, guilt, and pain, by turns dismayed,
The reverend champion stood. At his control
Despair and anguish fled the struggling soul;
Comfort came down the trembling wretch to raise,
And his last faltering accents whispered praise.

At church, with meek ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord of one in Brittany, 
Isolt, the daughter of the King? `Isolt 
Of the white hands' they called her: the sweet name 
Allured him first, and then the maid herself, 
Who served him well with those white hands of hers, 
And loved him well, until himself had thought 
He loved her also, wedded easily, 
But left her all as easily, and returned. 
The black-blue Irish hair and Irish eyes 
Had drawn him home--what marvel? then he laid 
His brows upon the drifted leaf and dreame...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...wasted springStill haunts the frighted soul on demon wing.Fond hope allured me on with meteor flight,And Love my fancy fed with vain delight,Chasing through fairy fields her pageants gay.But now, at last, a clear and steady ray,From reason's mirror sent, my folly shows,And on my sight the hideous ...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...e size of their addition was the balance of a doubt: 
There were gentlemen of leisure in the Valley of the Shadow, 
Not allured by retrospection, disenchanted, and played out. 

And among the dark endurances of unavowed reprisals 
There were silent eyes of envy that saw little but saw well;
And over beauty’s aftermath of hazardous ambitions 
There were tears for what had vanished as they vanished where they fell.
Not assured of what was theirs, and always hungry for t...Read More

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