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Famous Amplest Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
AS a strong bird on pinions free, 
Joyous, the amplest spaces heavenward cleaving, 
Such be the thought I’d think to-day of thee, America, 
Such be the recitative I’d bring to-day for thee. 

The conceits of the poets of other lands I bring thee not,
Nor the compliments that have served their turn so long, 
Nor rhyme—nor the classics—nor perfume of foreign court, or indoor library; 
But an odor I’d b...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
Any period, one nation must lead, 
One land must be the promise and reliance of the future. 

These States are the amplest poem, 
Here is not merely a nation, but a teeming nation of nations,
Here the doings of men correspond with the broadcast doings of the day and night, 
Here is what moves in magnificent masses, careless of particulars, 
Here are the roughs, beards, friendliness, combativeness, the Soul loves, 
Here the flowing trains—here the crowds, equality, divers...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...namour’d body? For I do not believe any one
 possesses a
 more perfect or enamour’d body than mine; 
And who thinks the amplest thoughts? For I will surround those thoughts; 
And who has made hymns fit for the earth? For I am mad with devouring extasy to make
 hymns for the whole earth!...Read More

by Milton, John
...t was a hill, 
Of Paradise the highest; from whose top 
The hemisphere of earth, in clearest ken, 
Stretched out to the amplest reach of prospect lay. 
Not higher that hill, nor wider looking round, 
Whereon, for different cause, the Tempter set 
Our second Adam, in the wilderness; 
To show him all Earth's kingdoms, and their glory. 
His eye might there command wherever stood 
City of old or modern fame, the seat 
Of mightiest empire, from the destined walls 
Of Camba...Read More

by Milton, John
...wedlock-trechery endangering life.

Chor: It is not vertue, wisdom, valour, wit, 
Strength, comliness of shape, or amplest merit
That womans love can win or long inherit;
But what it is, hard is to say,
Harder to hit,
(Which way soever men refer it)
Much like thy riddle, Samson, in one day
Or seven, though one should musing sit;
If any of these or all, the Timnian bride
Had not so soon preferr'd
Thy Paranymph, worthless to thee compar'd, 
Successour in thy bed,
Nor both ...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...but a Chin of Gold
A Night or two ago --
And now she turns Her perfect Face
Upon the World below --

Her Forehead is of Amplest Blonde --
Her Cheek -- a Beryl hewn --
Her Eye unto the Summer Dew
The likest I have known --

Her Lips of Amber never part --
But what must be the smile
Upon Her Friend she could confer
Were such Her Silver Will --

And what a privilege to be
But the remotest Star --
For Certainty She take Her Way
Beside Your Palace Door --

Her Bonnet is the Firmam...Read More

by Holmes, Oliver Wendell
...inds had whistled through them! 
I saw the wide and ghastly rents
Where demon claws had torn them; 
A hole was in their amplest part, 
As if an imp had worn them.

I have had many happy years, 
And tailors kind and clever, 
But those young pantaloons have gone
Forever and forever! 
And not till fate has cut the last 
Of all my earthly stitches, 
This aching heart shall cease to mourn 
My loved, my long-lost breeches!...Read More

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