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Famous Ambles Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Marvell, Andrew
...uses meet, the treaty sure, 
And 'twixt necessity and spite, till then, 
Let them come up so to go down again. 

Up ambles country justice on his pad, 
And vest bespeaks to be more seemly clad. 
Plain gentlemen in stagecoach are o'erthrown 
And deputy-lieutenants in their own. 
The portly burgess through the weather hot 
Does for his corporation sweat and trot; 
And all with sun and choler come adust 
And threaten Hyde to raise a greater dust. 
But fresh as fr...Read more of this...

by Lowell, Amy>

Tommy lies on his stomach on the floor and directs his columns.
He puts his infantry in front, and before them ambles a mounted 
Their instruments make a strand of gold before the scarlet-tunicked 
and they take very long steps on their little green platforms,
and from the ranks bursts the song of Tommy's soldiers marching 
to battle.
The song jolts a little as the green platforms stick on the thick 
Tommy wheels his guns round the...Read more of this...

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...s if I were king of Autumn,
And Dame Nature were my mate,—
While the squirrel in his gambols
Fearless round about me ambles,
As if he were bent on showing
In my kingdom he'd a share;
While my warm blood leaps and dashes,
And my eye with freedom flashes,
As my soul drinks deep and deeper
Of the magic in the air.
There's a pleasure found in nutting,
All life's cares and griefs outshutting,
That is fuller far and better
Than what prouder sports impart.
Who could he...Read more of this...

by Gregory, Rg
...mpromising touch)

 now he is free of the gun
 he understands the dog

a blackbird sings in a high branch
a white horse ambles by the hedge
a brindled cow munches grass - the man
shares his heartbeat with them...Read more of this...

by Lindsay, Vachel
"O singing Mississippi
Shine, sing for us today."

But who is this in sweeping Oxford gown
Who steers the raft, or ambles up and down,
Or throws his gown aside, and there in white
Stands gleaming like a pillar of the night?
The lion of high courts, with hoary mane,
Fierce jester that this boyish court will gain —
Mark Twain!
The bad world's idol:
Old Mark Twain!

He takes his turn as watchman with the rest,
With secret transports to the stars addressed,
With nightlong br...Read more of this...

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