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Famous Appended Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...wo are but one--that Goethe 
lives in his works, that his works lived in him.

The dates of the different Poems are appended throughout, that 
of the first publication being given, when that of the composition 
is unknown. The order of arrangement adopted is that of the authorized 
German editions. As Goethe would never arrange them himself in the 
chronological order of their composition, it has become impossible 
to do so, now that he is dead. The plan adopt...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...[This poem, written at the age of seventy-five, was appended to
an edition of 'Werther,' published at that time.]

ONCE more, then, much-wept shadow, thou dost dare

 Boldly to face the day's clear light,
To meet me on fresh blooming meadows fair,

 And dost not tremble at my sight.
Those happy times appear return'd once more.

 When on one field we quaff'd refreshing dew,
And, when the day's unwe...Read More

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