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Famous Apprehensive Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Amy
...ut because she was 
fingering his heart,
Pressing and squeezing it, and thinking so Only 
to ease her smart
Of painful, apprehensive longing. At
Their feet the river swirled and chucked. They sat
An hour there. The thrush flew to 
and fro.

The Lady Eunice supped alone that day, As 
always since Sir Everard had gone,
In the oak-panelled parlour, whose array Of faded portraits 
in carved mouldings shone.
Warriors and ladies, armoured, ruffed, peruked.Read More

by Milton, John
...anckle, and fester, and gangrene,
To black mortification.
Thoughts my Tormenters arm'd with deadly stings
Mangle my apprehensive tenderest parts,
Exasperate, exulcerate, and raise
Dire inflammation which no cooling herb
Or rnedcinal liquor can asswage,
Nor breath of Vernal Air from snowy Alp.
Sleep hath forsook and giv'n me o're
To deaths benumming Opium as my only cure. 
Thence faintings, swounings of despair,
And sense of Heav'ns desertion.
I was his nurslin...Read More

by Lanier, Sidney
...rt knight.

As some dim blur of distant music nears
The long-desiring sense, and slowly clears
To forms of time and apprehensive tune,
So, as I lay, full soon
Interpretation throve: the bee's fanfare,
Through sequent films of discourse vague as air,
Passed to plain words, while, fanning faint perfume,
The bee o'erhung a rich, unrifled bloom:
"O Earth, fair lordly Blossom, soft a-shine
Upon the star-pranked universal vine,
Hast nought for me?
To thee
Come I, a poet, herewa...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
...s bound,
     Which I, thou saidst, about him wound.
     Think'st thou he bowed thine omen aught?
     O no' 't was apprehensive thought
     For the kind youth,—for Roderick too—
     Let me be just—that friend so true;
     In danger both, and in our cause!
     Minstrel, the Douglas dare not pause.
     Why else that solemn warning given,
     'If not on earth, we meet in heaven!'
     Why else, to Cambus-kenneth's fane,
     If eve return him not again,
     ...Read More

by Ayres, Pam
...You know this world is complicated, imperfect and oppressed
And it’s not hard to feel timid, apprehensive and depressed.
It seems that all around us tides of questions ebb and flow
And people want solutions but they don’t know where to go.

Opinions abound but who is wrong and who is right.
People need a prophet, a diffuser of the light.
Someone they can turn to as the crises rage and swirl.
Someone with the remedy, the wisdom, and the pearl....Read More

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