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Famous Almanack Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...GRANT me, indulgent Heaven, that I may live,
To see the miscreants feel the pains they give;
Deal Freedom’s sacred treasures free as air,
Till Slave and Despot be but things that were....Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...could outnight the poet by thinking back.
In such a night she came here as a bride. The date was graven 
in the almanack
Of her clasped memory. In this very room Had Everard 
uncloaked her. On this seat
Had drawn her to him, bade her note the trees, How 
white they were and sweet
And later, coming to her, her dear groom,
Her Lord, had lain beside her in the gloom
Of moon and shade, and whispered her to ease.

Her little taper made the room seem vast,...Read More

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