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Famous Amend Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Shakespeare, William
...eto his invised properties did tend;
The deep-green emerald, in whose fresh regard
Weak sights their sickly radiance do amend;
The heaven-hued sapphire and the opal blend
With objects manifold: each several stone,
With wit well blazon'd, smiled or made some moan.

''Lo, all these trophies of affections hot,
Of pensived and subdued desires the tender,
Nature hath charged me that I hoard them not,
But yield them up where I myself must render,
That is, to you, my origin and ...Read More

by Henley, William Ernest
...d, if her eyes
Be tired and ignorant, she has a waist;
Cheaply the Mode she shadows; and she tries
From penny novels to amend her taste;
And, having mopped the zinc for certain years,
And faced the gas, she fades and disappears....Read More

by Browning, Robert the other go, draw breath
Freelier outside, ('since all is o'er,' he saith,
'And the blow fallen no grieving can amend';)

While some discuss if near the other graves
Be room enough for this, and when a day
Suits best for carrying the corpse away,
With care about the banners, scarves and staves:
And still the man hears all, and only craves
He may not shame such tender love and stay.

Thus, I had so long suffered in this quest,
Heard failure prophesied so ...Read More

by Chatterton, Thomas
...he bounding hail, or drilling rain descend; 
Come, brooding Melancholy, pow'r divine, 
And ev'ry unform'd mass of words amend. 

Now the rough goat withdraws his curling horns, 
And the cold wat'rer twirls his circling mop: 
Swift sudden anguish darts thro' alt'ring corns, 
And the spruce mercer trembles in his shop. 

Now infant authors, madd'ning for renown, 
Extend the plume, and him about the stage, 
Procure a benefit, amuse the town, 
And proudly glitter in a tit...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...d the waste she feared 
In ever wavering brake an ambuscade. 
Then thought again, 'If there be such in me, 
I might amend it by the grace of Heaven, 
If he would only speak and tell me of it.' 

But when the fourth part of the day was gone, 
Then Enid was aware of three tall knights 
On horseback, wholly armed, behind a rock 
In shadow, waiting for them, caitiffs all; 
And heard one crying to his fellow, 'Look, 
Here comes a laggard hanging down his head, 
Who seems n...Read More

by Pope, Alexander
...balanc'd world, and open all the main;
Your country, chief, in arms abroad defend,
At home, with morals, arts, and laws amend;
How shall the Muse, from such a monarch steal
An hour, and not defraud the public weal?
Edward and Henry, now the boast of fame,
And virtuous Alfred, a more sacred name,
After a life of gen'rous toils endur'd,
The Gaul subdu'd, or property secur'd,
Ambition humbled, mighty cities storm'd,
Or laws establish'd, and the world reform'd;
Clos'd their long ...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...occasion to bless Almighty God. 

For I pray God for the professors of the University of Cambridge to attend and to amend. 

For the Fatherless Children and widows are never deserted of the Lord. 

For I pray God be gracious to the house of Stuart and consider their afflictions. 

For I pray God be gracious to the seed of Virgil to Mr GOODMAN SMITH of King's and Joseph STUD. 

For I give God the glory that I am a son of ABRAHAM a PRINCE of the house of my ...Read More

by Butler, Ellis Parker
...old dub
An honorary member of the Tuscarora Club."
"Agreed! Agreed!" the members cried, but Manny Barr said, "Wait!
Amend it thus 'PROVIDED -- That he didn't fish with bait.'"
Saint Peter saw them coming but his face was hard and stern,
He had formed his resolution from which he would not turn,
Not even Roberts' palaver would ever change him so
He'd send the Tuscarorans anywhere, but down below.
But now upon his countenance there came a look of pain,
He stepped fr...Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett the end, 
As He loves to the end. If it seem
That He draws back a gift, comprehend
'Tis to add to it rather, -- amend, 
And finish it up to your dream, --

Or keep, -- as a mother will toys
Too costly, though given by herself, 
Till the room shall be stiller from noise, 
And the children more fit for such joys, 
Kept over their heads on the shelf. 

So look up, friends ! you, who indeed
Have possessed in your house a sweet piece
Of the Heaven ...Read More

by Milton, John
...reprehend me
Nor in thy hot displeasure me correct;
Pity me Lord for I am much deject
Am very weak and faint; heal and amend me,
For all my bones, that even with anguish ake,
Are troubled, yea my soul is troubled sore
And thou O Lord how long? turn Lord, restore
My soul, O save me for thy goodness sake
For in death no remembrance is of thee;
Who in the grave can celebrate thy praise? 
Wearied I am with sighing out my dayes.
Nightly my Couch I make a kind of Sea;
My Bed I...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...of life
With shapes and colours rife,
Bound dizzily,--mistake my end, to slake Thy thirst:

So, take and use Thy work:
Amend what flaws may lurk,
What strain o' the stuff, what warpings past the aim!
My times be in Thy hand!
Perfect the cup as planned!
Let age approve of youth, and death complete the same!...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...e sages directing the work, by the populace chid,---
``For not half, they'll affirm, is comprised there! Which fault to amend,
``In the grove with his kind grows the cedar, whereon they shall spend
``(See, in tablets 'tis level before them) their praise, and record
``With the gold of the graver, Saul's story,---the statesman's great word
``Side by side with the poet's sweet comment. The river's a-wave
``With smooth paper-reeds grazing each other when prophet-winds rave:
`...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
Lived a woman wonderful,
 (May the Lord amend her!)
Neither simple, kind, nor true,
But her Pagan beauty drew
Christian gentlemen a few
 Hotly to attend her.

Christian gentlemen a few
 From Berwick unto Dover;
For she was South Africa,
Ana she was South Africa,
She was Our South Africa,
 Africa all over!

Half her land was dead with drouth,
 Half was red with battle;
She was fenced with fire ...Read More

by Bradstreet, Anne
...unfit for light,
Thy visage was so irksome in my sight;
Yet being mine own, at length affection would
Thy blemishes amend, if so I could:
I washed thy face, but more defects I saw,
And rubbing off a spot still made a flaw.
I stretched thy joints to make thee even feet,
Yet still thou run'st more hobbling than is meet;
In better dress to trim thee was my mind,
But nought save homespun cloth i' th' house I find.
In this array 'mongst vulgars may'st thou roam....Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...with a sympathetic tear 
He'd say, "How dare you interfere, 
You most misguided engineer? 

"Your sordid manners please amend -- 
No man can possibly offend 
Who has a Member for a friend. 

"With euchre, or a friendly rub, 
And whisky, from the nearest 'pub', 
We'll make the dockyard like a club. 

"Heave ho, my hearties, play away, 
We'll do no weary work today. 
What odds -- the public has to pay! 

"And if the public should complain 
I'll go to Broken Hill by ...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
 "In this bright spring weather
 We'll visit together
Those places that once we visited."

 Well, well! All's past amend,
 Unchangeable. It must go.
I seem but a dead man held on end
To sink down soon. . . . O you could not know
 That such swift fleeing
 No soul foreseeing--
Not even I--would undo me so!...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...trition for my fault
Can blot that day, nor work me recompence,
Tho' I might worthily thy worth exalt,
Making thee long amends for short offence. 
For surely nowhere, love, if not in thee
Are grace and truth and beauty to be found;
And all my praise of these can only be
A praise of thee, howe'er by thee disown'd:
While still thou must be mine tho' far removed,
And I for one offence no more beloved. 

Now since to me altho' by thee refused
The world is left, I shall...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...God, that gave you soul and life,
Yet saw I not this day so fair a wife
In all the churche, God so save me,"
"Yea, God amend defaultes, Sir," quoth she;
"Algates* welcome be ye, by my fay." *always
"Grand mercy, Dame; that have I found alway.
But of your greate goodness, by your leave,
I woulde pray you that ye not you grieve,
I will with Thomas speak *a little throw:* *a little while*
These curates be so negligent and slow
To grope tenderly a conscience.
In shri...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
As Age ordains or Birth concedes,
 And, Hey then up go we!

And they that with accursed zeal
 Our Service would amend,
Shall own the odds and come to heel
 Ere worse befall their end:
For though no naked word be wrote
 Yet plainly shall they see
What pinneth Orders on their coat,
 And, Hey then up go we!

Our doorways that, in time of fear,
 We opened overwide
Shall softly close from year to year
 Till all be purified;
For though no fluttering fan be heard .
 Nor ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...his firste night?
Ye fare like a man had lost his wit.
What is my guilt? for God's love tell me it,
And it shall be amended, if I may."
"Amended!" quoth this knight; "alas, nay, nay,
It will not be amended, never mo';
Thou art so loathly, and so old also,
And thereto* comest of so low a kind, *in addition
That little wonder though I wallow and wind;* *writhe, turn about
So woulde God, mine hearte woulde brest!"* *burst
"Is this," quoth she, "the cause of your unrest?"...Read More

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