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Famous Amour Poems by Famous Poets

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by Burns, Robert Shakespeare.—R. B. [back]
Note 4. Alluding to the newspaper account of a certain Royal sailor’s amour.—R. B. This was Prince William Henry, third son of George III, afterward King William IV. [back]...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...ed or despised face; 
The sacred faces of infants, the illuminated face of the mother of many children; 
The face of an amour, the face of veneration; 
The face as of a dream, the face of an immobile rock;
The face withdrawn of its good and bad, a castrated face; 
A wild hawk, his wings clipp’d by the clipper; 
A stallion that yielded at last to the thongs and knife of the gelder. 

Sauntering the pavement, thus, or crossing the ceaseless ferry, faces, and faces, and
 fac...Read more of this...

by Brautigan, Richard
...eloquent voice denouncing man's in-

humanity to man in no uncertain terms.

 "Trout Fishing in America Shorty, Mon Amour. "

 His soliloquy beginning with, "I was once a famous skip-

tracer known throughout America as 'Grasshopper Nijinsky.'

Nothing was too good for me. Beautiful blondes followed me

wherever I went." Etc. . . . They'll milk it for all it's

worth and make cream and butter from a pair of empty

pants legs and a low budge...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...he Great River and the Falls of Niagara; 
I see the Amazon and the Paraguay; 
I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the
I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the
I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder; 
I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po; 
I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay. 

I see the site of...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...y and sluggish, the tap of my flukes is death.

A show of the summer softness! a contact of something unseen! an amour of the light and
I am jealous, and overwhelm’d with friendliness, 
And will go gallivant with the light and air myself, 
And have an unseen something to be in contact with them also. 

O love and summer! you are in the dreams, and in me!
Autumn and winter are in the dreams—the farmer goes with his thrift, 
The droves and crops increase, and ...Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
..., and Moses a prophet inferior only to Christ and Mohammed. Zuleika is the Persian name of Potiphar's wife; and her amour with Joseph constitutes one of the finest poems in their language. It is, therefore, no violation of costume to put the names of Cain, or Noah, into the mouth of a Moslem. 

(31) Paswan Oglou, the rebel of Widdin; who, for the last years of his life, set the whole power of the Porte at defiance. 

(32) "Horse-tail," the standard of a Pacha....Read more of this...

by Kinnell, Galway
...ich bring
an ancient screaming into this duet of hair and gut.
Now she is flying--tossing back the goblets
of Saint-Amour standing empty,
half-empty, or full on the tablecloth-
like sheet music. Her knees tighten
and loosen around the big-hipped creature
wailing and groaning between them
as if in elemental amplexus.
The music seems to rise from the crater left
when heaven was torn up and taken off the earth;
more likely it comes up through her priest's dress,
up f...Read more of this...

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
To do obsequies, as was then the guise*. *custom

But it were all too long for to devise* *describe
The greate clamour, and the waimenting*, *lamenting
Which that the ladies made at the brenning* *burning
Of the bodies, and the great honour
That Theseus the noble conqueror
Did to the ladies, when they from him went:
But shortly for to tell is mine intent.
When that this worthy Duke, this Theseus,
Had Creon slain, and wonnen Thebes thus,
Still in the field he took a...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
 ("Dérision! que cet amour boiteux.") 

 O mockery! that this halting love 
 That fills the heart so full of flame and transport, 
 Forgets the body while it fires the soul! 
 If but a youthful shepherd cross my path, 
 He singing on the way—I sadly musing, 
 He in his fields, I in my darksome alleys— 
 Then my heart murmurs: "O, ye moulde...Read more of this...

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