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Famous Ananias Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Watts, Isaac
And lies to hide it, makes it two.

Have we not known, nor heard, nor read
How God does hate deceit and wrong?
How Ananias was struck dead,
Caught with a lie upon his tongue?

So did his wife Sapphira die,
When she came in, and grew so bold
As to confirm that wicked lie,
Which just before her husband told.

The Lord delights in them that speak
The words of truth; but every liar
Must have his portion in the lake
That burns with brimstone and with fire....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...ce' Sake
Boy that lived for "or'ter"

Went to Heaven perhaps at Death
And perhaps he didn't
Moses wasn't fairly used --
Ananias wasn't --...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...His words were magic and his heart was true, 
And everywhere he wandered he was blessed. 
Out of all ancient men my childhood knew 
I choose him and I mark him for the best. 
Of all authoritative liars, too, 
I crown him loveliest.

How fondly I remember the delight 
That always glorified him in the spring; 
The glorious profusion and the bened...Read More

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