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Famous Amende Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
Ful hendely, quen alle the hatheles rehayted hym at onez,
"As hende,
This penaunce now yghe take,
And eft hit schal amende."
That mon much merthe con make,
For wyn in his hed that wende.
Thenne watz spyed and spured vpon spare wyse
Bi preuŽ poyntez of that prynce, put to hymseluen,
That he beknew cortaysly of the court that he were
That athel Arthure the hende haldez hym one,
That is the ryche ryal kyng of the Rounde Table,
And hit watz Wawen hymself that ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
And, with the grace of god, emforth my wit,
As in my gilt I shal you never offende;
And if I have er this, I wol amende. 

'But, for the love of god, I yow beseche,
As ye ben he that I love most and triste,
Lat be to me your fremde manere speche,
And sey to me, your nece, what yow liste:'
And with that word hir uncle anoon hir kiste, 
And seyde, 'Gladly, leve nece dere,
Tak it for good that I shal seye yow here.'

With that she gan hir eiyen doun to caste,
And ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...ow good night, and lat us bothe slepe.' 

Thus held him ech of other wel apayed,
That al the world ne mighte it bet amende;
And, on the morwe, whan they were arayed,
Ech to his owene nedes gan entende.
But Troilus, though as the fyr he brende 
For sharp desyr of hope and of plesaunce,
He not for-gat his gode governaunce.

But in him-self with manhod gan restreyne
Ech rakel dede and ech unbrydled chere,
That alle tho that liven, sooth to seyne, 
Ne sholde han wist,...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey despyt; 
And though your sorwes be for thinges grete,
Noot I not why, but out of more respyt,
Myn herte hath for to amende it greet delyt.
And if I may your harmes not redresse,
I am right sory for your hevinesse, 

'And though ye Troians with us Grekes wrothe
Han many a day be, alwey yet, pardee,
O god of love in sooth we serven bothe.
And, for the love of god, my lady free,
Whom so ye hate, as beth not wroth with me. 
For trewely, ther can no wight yow serve...Read More

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