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Famous Amazed Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...casks were fill'd they took aboard:
And there the tale he utter'd brokenly,
Scarce credited at first but more and more,
Amazed and melted all who listen'd to it:
And clothes they gave him and free passage home;
But oft he work'd among the rest and shook
His isolation from him. None of these
Came from his county, or could answer him,
If question'd, aught of what he cared to know.
And dull the voyage was with long delays,
The vessel scarce sea-worthy; but evermore
His f...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...the morning dawns, crowds are in sight 
 The dreamer to deliver,—whom half dazed, 
 And with the visions of the night amazed, 
 They to the old church take, where rests the dust 
 Of Borivorus; then the bishop must, 
 With fervent blessings on his eyes and mouth, 
 Put in his hands the stony hatchets both, 
 With which—even like death impartially— 
 Struck Attila, with one arm dexterously 
 The south, and with the other arm the north. 
 This day the town the thre...Read More

by Wilde, Oscar
...ep ravine spanned by a narrow wall,
And on the nearer side a little brood
Of careless lions holding festival!
And stood amazed at such hardihood,
And pitched his tent upon the reedy shore,
And stayed two days to wonder, and then crept at midnight o'er

Some unfrequented height, and coming down
The autumn forests treacherously slew
What Sparta held most dear and was the crown
Of far Eurotas, and passed on, nor knew
How God had staked an evil net for him
In the small bay at Sal...Read More

by Keats, John all the Gods
Gave from their hollow throats the name of "Saturn!"


Thus in altemate uproar and sad peace,
Amazed were those Titans utterly.
O leave them, Muse! O leave them to their woes;
For thou art weak to sing such tumults dire:
A solitary sorrow best befits
Thy lips, and antheming a lonely grief.
Leave them, O Muse! for thou anon wilt find
Many a fallen old Divinity
Wandering in vain about bewildered shores.
Meantime touch piously the Delphic ha...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...gyas, Phlegyas, here thy cries are 
 We need thine aid the further shore to gain; 
 But power thou hast not." 
 One amazed to meet 
 With most unlooked and undeserved deceit 
 So rages inly; yet no dared reply 
 There came, as down my Leader stept, and I 
 Deepened the skiff with earthly weight undue, 
 Which while we seated swung its bows anew 
 Outward, and onward once again it flew, 
 Labouring more deep than wont, and slowlier now, 
 So burdened. 
 While that kenn...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...of ne'er unravell'd gloom 
Came not again, or Lara could assume 
A seeming of forgetfulness that made 
His vassals more amazed nor less afraid — 
Had memory vanish'd then with sense restored? 
Since word, nor look, nor gesture of their lord 
Betray'd a feeling that recall'd to these 
That fever'd moment of his mind's disease. 
Was it a dream? was his the voice that spoke 
Those strange wild accents; his the cry that broke 
Their slumber? his the oppress'd o'er-labour'd he...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
At London's flame, nor so the court complained. 
The Bloodworth_Chancellor gives, then does recall 
Orders; amazed, at last gives none at all. 

St Alban's writ to, that he may bewail 
To Master Louis, and tell coward tale 
How yet the Hollanders do make a noise, 
Threaten to beat us, and are naughty boys. 
Now Dolman's dosobedient, and they still 
Uncivil; his unkindness would us kill. 
Tell him our ships unrigged, our forts unmanned, 
Our money spent...Read More

by Milton, John
...laze diffused, inflames the air; 
So started up in his own shape the Fiend. 
Back stept those two fair Angels, half amazed 
So sudden to behold the grisly king; 
Yet thus, unmoved with fear, accost him soon. 
Which of those rebel Spirits adjudged to Hell 
Comest thou, escaped thy prison? and, transformed, 
Why sat'st thou like an enemy in wait, 
Here watching at the head of these that sleep? 
Know ye not then said Satan, filled with scorn, 
Know ye not me? ye knew me ...Read More

by Milton, John
...and his proem tuned: 
Into the heart of Eve his words made way, 
Though at the voice much marvelling; at length, 
Not unamazed, she thus in answer spake. 
What may this mean? language of man pronounced 
By tongue of brute, and human sense expressed? 
The first, at least, of these I thought denied 
To beasts; whom God, on their creation-day, 
Created mute to all articulate sound: 
The latter I demur; for in their looks 
Much reason, and in their actions, oft appears. 
...Read More

by Milton, John appeared, or brighter; clad 
With what permissive glory since his fall 
Was left him, or false glitter: All amazed 
At that so sudden blaze the Stygian throng 
Bent their aspect, and whom they wished beheld, 
Their mighty Chief returned: loud was the acclaim: 
Forth rushed in haste the great consulting peers, 
Raised from their dark Divan, and with like joy 
Congratulant approached him; who with hand 
Silence, and with these words attention, won. 
Thrones, Dom...Read More

by Ashbery, John

The shadow of the city injects its own
Urgency: Rome where Francesco
Was at work during the Sack: his inventions
Amazed the soldiers who burst in on him;
They decided to spare his life, but he left soon after;
Vienna where the painting is today, where
I saw it with Pierre in the summer of 1959; New York
Where I am now, which is a logarithm
Of other cities. Our landscape
Is alive with filiations, shuttlings;
Business is carried on by look, gesture,
Hearsay. It i...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...d over heels, and tangle my hair full of wisps. 

Alone, far in the wilds and mountains, I hunt, 
Wandering, amazed at my own lightness and glee; 
In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night, 
Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill’d game;
Falling asleep on the gather’d leaves, with my dog and gun by my side. 

The Yankee clipper is under her sky-sails—she cuts the sparkle and scud; 
My eyes settle the land—I bend at her prow, or sho...Read More

by Goldsmith, Oliver
...n owned his skill,
For e'en though vanquished, he could argue still;
While words of learned length and thundering sound
Amazed the gazing rustics ranged around,
And still they gazed, and still the wonder grew
That one small head could carry all he knew.

But past is all his fame. The very spot
Where many a time he triumphed is forgot.
Near yonder thorn, that lifts its head on high,
Where once the signpost caught the passing eye,
Low lies that house where nut-brown...Read More

by Masefield, John
..., and all his packs 
Of withered ink and sealing wax; 
And there he stands, with candle raised, 
And listens like a man amazed, 
Or like ghost a man stands dumb at, 
He says, "Hush! Hush! I'm sure there's summat." 
He hears outside the brown owl call, 
He hears the death-tick tap the wall, 
the gnawing of the wainscot mouse, 
The creaking ujp and down the house, 
The unhooked window's hinges ranging, 
The sounds that say the wind is changing. 
At last he turns and sha...Read More

by Wordsworth, William
...ength: and thence  Dismissed, again on open day I gazed,  At houses, men, and common light, amazed.  The lanes I sought, and as the sun retired,  Came, where beneath the trees a ****** blazed;  The wild brood saw me weep, my fate enquired,  And gave me food, and rest, more welcome, more desired.   My heart is touched to think that men like these,  The rude ea...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...s fate, unfolded the sheets and spread them out. . . .
On his knees by her side he limply sank, peering amazed -- each page was blank.

(For oh, the supremest of our art are the stories we do not dare to tell,
Locked in the silence of the heart, for the awful records of Heav'n and Hell.)
Yet those two in the silence there, seemed less weariful than before.
Hark! a step on the garret stair, a postman knocks at the flimsy door.
"Registered letter...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e thou my robe,' she said, `for all is thine,' 
And all her form shone forth with sudden light 
So that the angels were amazed, and she 
Followed Him down, and like a flying star 
Led on the gray-haired wisdom of the east; 
But her thou hast not known: for what is this 
Thou thoughtest of thy prowess and thy sins? 
Thou hast not lost thyself to save thyself 
As Galahad." When the hermit made an end, 
In silver armour suddenly Galahad shone 
Before us, and against the chap...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
...en-an heaved high his forehead bare.

     From the steep promontory gazed
     The stranger, raptured and amazed,
     And, 'What a scene were here,' he cried,
     'For princely pomp or churchman's pride!
     On this bold brow, a lordly tower;
     In that soft vale, a lady's bower;
     On yonder meadow far away,
     The turrets of a cloister gray;
     How blithely might the bugle-horn
     Chide on the lake the lingering morn!
     How sweet at ev...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...first wave had more than half erased
The track of deer on desert Labrador,
Whilst the fierce wolf from which they fled amazed
"Leaves his stamp visibly upon the shore
Until the second bursts--so on my sight
Burst a new Vision never seen before.--
"And the fair shape waned in the coming light
As veil by veil the silent splendour drops
From Lucifer, amid the chrysolite
"Of sunrise ere it strike the mountain tops--
And as the presence of that fairest planet
Although unseen ...Read More

by Akhmatova, Anna
...cover rests the lawn,
The dry-and-jolly trees are making noise,
Tender and strong, the wind is warm.
And body is amazed at its own lightness,
And your own home is alien to you,
And song that had just previously been tiring
With worry you are singing just like new.

x x x

The fifth time of the year,
Only the praise of his.
Breathe with the final freedom,
Because love is this.
The sky has flown up high,
The objects' contours are light,
And...Read More

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