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Famous Alt Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard

March! The Devil's none so black as 'e is painted!
 Cheer! We'll 'ave some fun before we're put away.
'Alt, an' 'and 'er out -- a woman's gone and fainted!
 Cheer! Get on -- Gawd 'elp the married men to-day!

Hoi! Come up, you 'ungry beggars, to yer sorrow.
 ('Ear them say they want their tea, an' want it quick!)
You won't have no mind for slingers, not to-morrow --
 No; you'll put the 'tween-decks stove out, bein' sick!

'Alt! The married kit 'as all to ...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...That thou my guide wouldst be,And to such prosperous end direct my faltering way. [Pg 320]Bright Virgin! and immutable as bright,O'er life's tempestuous ocean the sure starEach trusting mariner that truly guides,Look down, and see amid this...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...s=i0>In which my Laura stole this heedless heart away. The blush of health, that crimson'd o'erHer youthful cheek; her modest mien;The gay-green garment that she wore,Have ever dear to memory been;More dear they grow as time the more inflamesThis tender breast o'ercome by passion's wild extremes!Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...lass=pagenum>[Pg 187]Those sweet eyes whence alone my life had healthWere ever of their high and heavenly charmsSo kind to me when first my thrall begun,That, as a man whom not his proper wealth,But some extern yet secret succour arms,I lived, with them at ease, offending none:Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...Man. In a cleft that's christened Alt
 Under broken stone I halt
 At the bottom of a pit
 That broad noon has never lit,
 And shout a secret to the stone.
 All that I have said and done,
 Now that I am old and ill,
 Turns into a question till
 I lie awake night after night
 And never get the answers right.
 Did that play of mine send out
 Certain men the English shot?
 Did words of m...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
..., (Though they were crushed into one form) could make A beauty of that merit, that should take. Greek: enthusiastiki." src="">                        Splendor !  O more than mortal         For other forms come short all,         Of her illustrious brightness         As far as sin's from lightness.          Her wit as quick and sprightful<...Read More

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by Petrarch, Francesco
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by Petrarch, Francesco
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by Jonson, Ben
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by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...his eyes,
Den you 'd hyeah a soun' lak dis un f'om dat awful puckah rise:
When dey had revival meetin' an' de Lawd's good grace was flowin'
On de groun' dat needed wat'rin' whaih de seeds of good was gro...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...y corset-lacing.

29 No harm! It was not my fault
30 If you never turned your eye's tail up
31 As I shook upon E in alt,
32 Or ran the chromatic scale up:

33 For spring bade the sparrows pair,
34 And the boys and girls gave guesses,
35 And stalls in our street looked rare
36 With bulrush and watercresses.

37 Why did not you pinch a flower
38 In a pellet of clay and fling it?
39 Why did not I put a power
40 Of thanks in a look, or sing it?

41 I did look, sharp as a ...Read More

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