Famous Antechamber Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Antechamber poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous antechamber poems. These examples illustrate what a famous antechamber poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Lowell, Amy
else will be coming
to Malmaison to-night.
White under her veil, drained and shaking, the woman crosses the
Empress! Empress! Foolish splendour, perished
to dust. Ashes of roses,
ashes of youth. Empress forsooth!
Over the glass domes of the hot-houses drenches
the rain. Behind her
a clock ticks -- ticks again. The sound knocks upon her
with the echoing shudder of hollow vases. She places
her hands on her ears,
but t...Read More
by Lowell, Amy
...sunshine. Quiet, cool,
In blossomed boughs they sat. Beyond, the beds
Of tulips blazed, a proper vestibule
And antechamber to the rainbow. Dyes
Of prismed richness: Carmine. Madder. Blues
Tinging dark browns to purple. Silvers flushed
To amethyst and tinct with gold. Round eyes
Of scarlet, spotting tender saffron hues.
Violets sunk to blacks, and reds in orange crushed.
Of every pattern and in every shade.
Nacreous, iridescent, mot...Read More
by Olds, Sharon
...etlight in summer,
The children we could have,
The glimmer of them.
Sometimes I feel them waiting, dozing
In some antechamber - servants, half-
Listening for the bell.
Sometimes I see them lying like love letters
In the Dead Letter Office
And sometimes, like tonight, by some black
Second sight I can feel just one of them
Standing on the edge of a cliff by the sea
In the dark, stretching its arms out
Desperately to me....Read More
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