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Famous Amendment Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert heart
Feels all the bitter horrors of his crime,
Can reason down its agonizing throbs;
 And, after proper purpose of amendment,
Can firmly force his jarring thoughts to peace?
O happy, happy, enviable man!
O glorious magnanimity of soul!...Read more of this...

by Hardy, Thomas
...or land, some impulse rose, 
 Or some intent upstole 
Of that enkindling ardency from whose maturer glows 
 The world's amendment flows; 

 But which, benumbed at birth 
By momentary chance or wile, has missed its hope to be 
 Embodied on the earth; 
And undervoicings of this loss to man's futurity 
 May wake regret in me....Read more of this...

by Herbert, George
...h suffice: 
Henceforth repose; your work is done.'
Thus in thy Ebony box
Thou dost enclose us, till the day
Put our amendment in our way, 
And give new wheels to our disorder'd clocks.

I muse, which shows more love, 
The day or night: that is the gale, this th' harbour; 
That is the walk, and this the arbour; 
Or that is the garden, this the grove.
My God, thou art all love.
Not one poor minute scapes thy breast, 
But brings a favour from above; 
And in this ...Read more of this...

by Lehman, David
...The fear of perjuring herself turned into a tacit
Admission of her guilt. Yet she had the skill
And the luck to elude her implacable pursuers.
God was everywhere like a faceless guard in a gallery.
Death was last seen in the auction room, looking worried.
She hadn't seen him leave. She narrowly avoided him
Walking past the hard hats eat...Read more of this...

by Killigrew, Anne
...worth alone: 
Nor that you should believ't, is't always meant, 
'Tis often for Instruction only sent, 
To praise men to Amendment, and display, 
By its Perfection, where their Weakness lay. 
This Use of these Applauding Numbers make
Them for Example, not Encomium, take....Read more of this...

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