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Famous Antwerp Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hugo, Victor
...ill needing more and more. 
 On all the Northern Sea his crafts roused fear: 
 Iceland beheld his demon navy near. 
 Antwerp the German burnt; and Prussias twain 
 Bowed to the yoke. The Polish King was fain 
 To help the Russian Spotocus—his aid 
 Was like the help that in their common trade 
 A sturdy butcher gives a weaker one. 
 The King it is who seizes, and this done, 
 The Emp'ror pillages, usurping right 
 In war Teutonic, settled but by might. 
 The King i...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
My house is a decayed house,
And the jew squats on the window sill, the owner,
Spawned in some estaminet of Antwerp,
Blistered in Brussels, patched and peeled in London.
The goat coughs at night in the field overhead;
Rocks, moss, stonecrop, iron, merds.
The woman keeps the kitchen, makes tea,
Sneezes at evening, poking the peevish gutter.
I an old man,
A dull head among windy spaces.

Signs are taken for wonders. “We would see a sign!”
The wor...Read More

by Dyke, Henry Van
...e German rage?
The other carillons have ceased:
Fallen is Hasselt, fallen Diest,
From Ghent and Bruges no voices come, 
Antwerp is silent, Brussels dumb! 

But in thy belfry, O Malines,
The master of the bells unseen
Has climbed to where the keyboard stands,--
To-night his heart is in his hands!
Once more, before invasion's hell
Breaks round the tower he loves so well, 
Once more he strikes the well-worn keys, 
And sends aerial harmonies
Far-floating through the twilight dim
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