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Famous Anathem Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...ack bonnet,
Is grown right eerie now she’s done it,
 Lest they should blame her,
An’ rouse their holy thunder on it
 An anathem her.

I own ’twas rash, an’ rather hardy,
That I, a simple, country bardie,
Should meddle wi’ a pack sae sturdy,
 Wha, if they ken me,
Can easy, wi’ a single wordie,
 Lowse hell upon me.

But I gae mad at their grimaces,
Their sighin, cantin, grace-proud faces,
Their three-mile prayers, an’ half-mile graces,
 Their raxin conscience,
Whase g...Read More

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