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Famous Armaments Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...all her charms—
Who is so rash as rise in rebel arms?


But truce with kings, and truce with constitutions,
With bloody armaments and revolutions;
Let Majesty your first attention summon,
Ah! ça ira! THE MAJESTY OF WOMAN!...Read More



by Browning, Robert
...e sum, 
The value in proportion of all things, 
Or whether it be little or be much. 
Discourse to him of prodigious armaments 
Assembled to besiege his city now, 
And of the passing of a mule with gourds-- 
'Tis one! Then take it on the other side, 
Speak of some trifling fact--he will gaze rapt 
With stupor at its very littleness, 
(Far as I see) as if in that indeed 
He caught prodigious import, whole results; 
And so will turn to us the bystanders 
In ever the same stu...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...nstitution? or the best-built
 steamships? 
Or hotels of granite and iron? or any chef-d’oeuvres of engineering, forts, armaments? 

Away! These are not to be cherish’d for themselves; 
They fill their hour, the dancers dance, the musicians play for them;
The show passes, all does well enough of course, 
All does very well till one flash of defiance. 

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman; 
If it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...y,
And twilight cloaked the croft.

'Twas hard to realize on
This snug side the mute horizon
That beyond it hostile armaments might steer,
Save from seeing in the porchway a fair woman weep with eyes on
A harnessed Volunteer.

In haste he'd flown there
To his comely wife alone there,
While marching south hard by, to still her fears,
For she soon would be a mother, and few messengers were known there
In these campaigning years.

'Twas time to be Good-bying,
Since t...Read More

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