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Famous Appease Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Mueller, Lisel
...y husband, exchanged for a mule,
my daughter, lost in a drunken bet.
I might have been stretched on a totem pole
to appease a vindictive god
or left, a useless girl-child,
to die on a cliff. I like to think
I might have been Mary Shelley
in love with a wrong-headed angel,
or Mary's friend. I might have been you.
This poem is endless, the odds against us are endless,
our chances of being alive together
statistically nonexistent;
still we have made it, alive in ...Read more of this...



by Morris, William
...lory done.

Shatter the trumpet, hew adown the posts!
Upon the brazen altar break the sword,
And scatter incense to appease the ghosts
Of those who died here by their own award.
Bring forth the image of the mighty Lord,
And her who unseen o'er the runners hung,
And did a deed for ever to be sung.

Here are the gathered folk; make no delay,
Open King Schœneus' well-filled treasury,
Bring out the gifts long hid from light of day,
The golden bowls o'erwrought with im...Read more of this...

by Browning, Robert
...
Outside, 'groans, curses. If He caught me here, 
O'erheard this speech, and asked "What chucklest at?" 
'Would, to appease Him, cut a finger off, 
Or of my three kid yearlings burn the best, 
Or let the toothsome apples rot on tree, 
Or push my tame beast for the orc to taste: 
While myself lit a fire, and made a song 
And sung it, "What I hate, be consecrate 
To celebrate Thee and Thy state, no mate 
For Thee; what see for envy in poor me?" 
Hoping the while, since evil...Read more of this...

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...e magicians, the Wabenos,
And the Jossakeeds, the Prophets,
Came to visit Hiawatha;
Built a Sacred Lodge beside him,
To appease him, to console him,
Walked in silent, grave procession,
Bearing each a pouch of healing,
Skin of beaver, lynx, or otter,
Filled with magic roots and simples,
Filled with very potent medicines.
When he heard their steps approaching~,
Hiawatha ceased lamenting,
Called no more on Chibiabos;
Naught he questioned, naught he answered,
But his mournful...Read more of this...

by Homer,
...t comforted, because nurses and handmaids much less skillful were holding him now.

All night long they sought to appease the glorious goddess, quaking with fear. But, as soon as dawn began to show, they told powerful Celeus all things without fail, as the lovely-crowned goddess Demeter charged them. So Celeus called the countless people to an assembly and bade them make a goodly temple for rich-haired Demeter and an altar upon the rising hillock. And they o...Read more of this...



by Prior, Matthew
...e end of her being created: 

In the midst of her age came a cruel disease 
Which neither her juleps nor receipts could appease; 
So down dropp'd her clay -- may her Soul be at peace! 

Retire from this sepulchre all the profane, 
You that love for debauch, or that marry for gain, 
Retire lest ye trouble the Manes of J___. 

But thou that know'st love above int'rest or lust, 
Strew the myrle and rose on this once belov'd dust, 
And shed one pious tear upon Jinny the Just....Read more of this...

by Crowley, Aleister
...let concubine
Draining heart’s blood to the lees
To empurple those divine
Lips with living luxuries
Life importunate to appease
Drought insatiable of wine!

Tunis in the tremendous trance
Rests from day’s incestuous
Traffic with the radiance
Of her sire-& over us
Gleams the intoxicating glance
Of the Moon & Sirius.

Take the ardour of my impearled
Essence that my shoulders seek
To intensify the curled
Candour of the eyes oblique,
Eyes that see the seraphic sleek
Lust bewi...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...race, 
Elect above the rest; so is my will: 
The rest shall hear me call, and oft be warn'd 
Their sinful state, and to appease betimes 
The incensed Deity, while offer'd grace 
Invites; for I will clear their senses dark, 
What may suffice, and soften stony hearts 
To pray, repent, and bring obedience due. 
To prayer, repentance, and obedience due, 
Though but endeavour'd with sincere intent, 
Mine ear shall not be slow, mine eye not shut. 
And I will place within th...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...ur laws; all honour to him done 
Returns our own. Cease then this impious rage, 
And tempt not these; but hasten to appease 
The incensed Father, and the incensed Son, 
While pardon may be found in time besought. 
So spake the fervent Angel; but his zeal 
None seconded, as out of season judged, 
Or singular and rash: Whereat rejoiced 
The Apostate, and, more haughty, thus replied. 
That we were formed then sayest thou? and the work 
Of secondary hands, by task tra...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...doom 
On me derived; yet I shall temper so 
Justice with mercy, as may illustrate most 
Them fully satisfied, and thee appease. 
Attendance none shall need, nor train, where none 
Are to behold the judgement, but the judged, 
Those two; the third best absent is condemned, 
Convict by flight, and rebel to all law: 
Conviction to the serpent none belongs. 
Thus saying, from his radiant seat he rose 
Of high collateral glory: Him Thrones, and Powers, 
Princedoms, and Do...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...e short sigh of human breath, upborne 
Even to the seat of God. For since I sought 
By prayer the offended Deity to appease; 
Kneeled, and before him humbled all my heart; 
Methought I saw him placable and mild, 
Bending his ear; persuasion in me grew 
That I was heard with favour; peace returned 
Home to my breast, and to my memory 
His promise, that thy seed shall bruise our foe; 
Which, then not minded in dismay, yet now 
Assures me that the bitterness of death 
Is pas...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...faith imputed, they may find 
Justification towards God, and peace 
Of conscience; which the law by ceremonies 
Cannot appease; nor Man the mortal part 
Perform; and, not performing, cannot live. 
So law appears imperfect; and but given 
With purpose to resign them, in full time, 
Up to a better covenant; disciplined 
From shadowy types to truth; from flesh to spirit; 
From imposition of strict laws to free 
Acceptance of large grace; from servile fear 
To filial; works ...Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
...but the menace which flung back
On him the torments of thy rack;
The fate thou didst so well foresee,
But would not to appease him tell;
And in thy Silence was his Sentence,
And in his Soul a vain repentance,
And evil dread so ill dissembled,
That in his hand the lightnings trembled.

Thy Godlike crime was to be kind,
To render with thy precepts less
The sum of human wretchedness,
And strengthen Man with his own mind;
But baffled as thou wert from high,
Still in thy pati...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...ld
Once more thy face, and know of thy estate.
If aught in my ability may serve
To light'n what thou suffer'st, and appease
Thy mind with what amends is in my power,
Though late, yet in some part to recompense
My rash but more unfortunate misdeed.

Sam: Out, out Hyaena; these are thy wonted arts,
And arts of every woman false like thee,
To break all faith, all vows, deceive, betray, 
Then as repentant to submit, beseech,
And reconcilement move with feign'd remorse,
Co...Read more of this...

by Wyatt, Sir Thomas
...d when lust doth most thee please 
It irketh strait and by itself doth fade. 
A small thing it is that may thy mind appease. 
None of ye all there is that is so mad 
To seek grapes upon brambles or breers, [briars] 
Not none I trow that hath his wit so bad 
To set his hay for conies over rivers, [snares for rabbits] 
Ne ye set not a drag net for an hare. [nor] 
And yet the thing that most is your desire 
Ye do misseek with more travail and care. 
Make plain th...Read more of this...

by Gibran, Kahlil
...ould you trap in your net, 

And what vaporous birds do you hunt in the sky? 

Come and be one of us. 

Descend and appease your hunger with our bread and quench your thirst with our wine." 

In the solitude of their souls they said these things; 

But were their solitude deeper they would have known that I sought but the secret of your joy and your pain, 

And I hunted only your larger selves that walk the sky. 

But the hunter was also the hunted: 

For many of ...Read more of this...

by Bradstreet, Anne
...g was willing to be spent for me.
2.13 With wayward cries, I did disturb her rest,
2.14 Who sought still to appease me with her breast;
2.15 With weary arms, she danc'd, and By, By, sung,
2.16 When wretched I (ungrate) had done the wrong.
2.17 When Infancy was past, my Childishness
2.18 Did act all folly that it could express.
2.19 My silliness did only take delight,
2.20 In that which riper age did scorn and slight,
2.21 In Rat...Read more of this...

by Petrarch, Francesco
...>Freed from their earthy burden there were seen,To try if prayers could appease the wrath,Or stay th' inexorable hand, of Death.That beauteous crowd convened to see the endWhich all must taste; each neighbour, every friendStood by, when grim Death with her hand took hold,And pull'd away one only hair ...Read more of this...

by Bradstreet, Anne
...that's but to grasp the wind.
The sensual senses for a time they pleasure,
Meanwhile the conscience rage, who shall appease?
What isn't in beauty? No that's but a snare,
They're foul enough today, that once were fair.
What is't in flow'ring youth, or manly age?
The first is prone to vice, the last to rage.
Where is it then, in wisdom, learning, arts?
Sure if on earth, it must be in those parts;
Yet these the wisest man of men did find
But vanity, vexation of the m...Read more of this...

by Darwish, Mahmoud
...y crude furniture are all that I have changed. 
I put a gazelle on my bed, 
And a crescent of moon on my finger 
To appease my sorrow. 

*** 
The siege will last in order to convince us we must choose an enslavement that does no harm, in fullest liberty! 

*** 
Resisting means assuring oneself of the heart’s health, 
The health of the testicles and of your tenacious disease: 
The disease of hope. 

*** 
And in what remains of the dawn, I walk toward my exterior 
A...Read more of this...

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