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Famous Angelical Poems by Famous Poets

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by Petrarch, Francesco
...s leftWas of your beauteous eyes the liberal gift,And of that voice angelical and mild;My present state derived from them I see;As the rod quickens the slow sullen child,So waken'd they the sleeping soul in me.Thus, Lady, of my true heart both the keysYou hold in hand, and yet your captive please:...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...> Ye sweet associates, who admired her charms,Her life angelical,And her demeanour heavenly upon earthFor me lament, and be by pity wroughtNo wise for her, who, risenTo so much peace, me has in warfare left;Such, that should any shutThe road to follow her, fo...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco, to say sooth, not worthy was to hold,'Twas strange to see her soAngelical and dear in baby mould;A snowy pearl she seem'd in finest gold;Next as she crawl'd, or totter'd with short pace,Wood, water, earth, and stoneGrew green, and clear, and soft; with livelier graceThe sward beneath her feet ...Read more of this...

by Drayton, Michael
...the spring,
The whistling woosel, mavis carolling,
Tuning their trebles to the waters' fall,
Which made the music more angelical;
Whilst gentle Zephyr murmuring among
Kept time, and bare the burthen to the song:
About whose brims, refresh'd with dainty showers,
Grew amaranthus, and sweet gilliflowers,
The marigold, Ph{oe}bus' beloved friend,
The moly, which from sorcery doth defend,
Violet, carnation, balm, and cassia,
Idea's primrose, coronet of may.
Above this grove a ...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...from the top of Oeta threw 
Into th' Euboic sea. Others, more mild, 
Retreated in a silent valley, sing 
With notes angelical to many a harp 
Their own heroic deeds, and hapless fall 
By doom of battle, and complain that Fate 
Free Virtue should enthrall to Force or Chance. 
Their song was partial; but the harmony 
(What could it less when Spirits immortal sing?) 
Suspended Hell, and took with ravishment 
The thronging audience. In discourse more sweet 
(For Eloqu...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...some have dreamed; 
Those argent fields more likely habitants, 
Translated Saints, or middle Spirits hold 
Betwixt the angelical and human kind. 
Hither of ill-joined sons and daughters born 
First from the ancient world those giants came 
With many a vain exploit, though then renowned: 
The builders next of Babel on the plain 
Of Sennaar, and still with vain design, 
New Babels, had they wherewithal, would build: 
Others came single; he, who, to be deemed 
A God, leaped...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...he master rope.So fell I in the snare; their slave so wonHer speech angelical and winning air,Pleasure, and fond desire, and sanguine hope. Macgregor....Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...a sigh,Then breathe it in her voice of melody,Floating clear, soft, angelical, divine;My heart, forth-stolen so gently, I resign,And, all my hopes and wishes changed, I cry,—"Oh, may my last breath pass thus blissfully,If Heaven so sweet a death for me design!"But the rapt sense, by such enchantme...Read more of this...

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
But thou wast risen.

And an angel's similitude by the unsealed grave,
And by the stone:
And the voice was angelical, to whose words God gave
Strength like his own.

"Lo, the graveclothes of Italy that are folded up
In the grave's gloom!
And the guards as men wrought upon with a charmed cup,
By the open tomb.

"And her body most beautiful, and her shining head,
These are not here;
For your mother, for Italy, is not surely dead:
Have ye no fear.

"As o...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...tSuch high perfection; no more we shallHear her wise words, nor the angelicalSweet music of her voice." While thus they cried,The parting spirit doth itself divideWith every virtue from the noble breast,As some grave hermit seeks a lonely rest:The heavens were clear, and all the ambient airRead more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)


The cherubs and the saints bow'd down before 
That arch-angelic Hierarch, the first 
Of essences angelical, who wore 
The aspect of a god; but this ne'er nursed 
Pride in his heavenly bosom, in whose core 
No thought, save for his Master's service, durst 
Intrude, however glorified and high; 
He knew him but the viceroy of the sky. 


He and the sombre, silent Spirit met — 
They knew each other both for good and ill; 
Such was their power, th...Read more of this...

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