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Famous Arose Poems by Famous Poets

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by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry remote, a savage race of men. 
How shall we know their origin, how tell, 
From whence or where the Indian tribes arose? 

And long has this defy'd the sages skill 
T' investigate: Tradition seems to hide 
The mighty secret from each mortal eye, 
How first these various nations South and North 
Possest these shores, or from what countries came. 
Whether they sprang from some premoeval head 
In their own lands, like Adam in the East; 
Yet this the sacr...Read More

by Poe, Edgar Allan
Of sunken suns at eve- at noon of night,
While the moon danc'd with the fair stranger light-
Uprear'd upon such height arose a pile
Of gorgeous columns on th' unburthen'd air,
Flashing from Parian marble that twin smile
Far down upon the wave that sparkled there,
And nursled the young mountain in its lair.
Of molten stars their pavement, such as fall
Thro' the ebon air, besilvering the pall
Of their own dissolution, while they die-
Adorning then the dwellings of the sky....Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...nightly sleep,
Sleepless herself, to gaze upon his lips
Parted in slumber, whence the regular breath
Of innocent dreams arose; then, when red morn
Made paler the pale moon, to her cold home
Wildered, and wan, and panting, she returned.

The Poet, wandering on, through Arabie, 
And Persia, and the wild Carmanian waste,
And o'er the aërial mountains which pour down
Indus and Oxus from their icy caves,
In joy and exultation held his way;
Till in the vale of Cashmire, far wit...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...n of the peaceful bands. 
But lust for gold all conscience kills in man, 
'Gold in the Black Hills, gold! ' the cry arose and ran

From lip to lip, as flames from tree to tree
Leap till the forest is one fiery sea, 
And through the country surged that hot unrest
Which thirst for riches wakens in the breast.
In mighty throngs the fortune hunters came, 
Despoiled the red man's lands and slew his game, 
Broke solemn treaties and defied the law.
And all thes...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...ith the speed of the whirlwind,
Or the loud bellowing herds of buffaloes rush to the river.
Such was the sound that arose on the night, as the herds and the horses
Broke through their folds and fences, and madly rushed o'er the meadows.

Overwhelmed with the sight, yet speechless, the priest and the maiden
Gazed on the scene of terror that reddened and widened before them;
And as they turned at length to speak to their silent companion,
Lo! from his seat he had fallen...Read More

by Hugo, Victor had been 
 That eve, who lost himself, strange sight he'd seen. 
 Quite in the forest's heart a lighted space 
 Arose to view; in that deserted place 
 A lone, abandoned hall with light aglow 
 The long neglect of centuries did show. 
 The castle-towers of Corbus in decay 
 Were girt by weeds and growths that had their way. 
 Couch-grass and ivy, and wild eglantine 
 In subtle scaling warfare all combine. 
 Subject to such attacks three hundred years, 
 The do...Read More

by Keats, John
...rds the phantoms pale
Bestirr'd themselves, thrice horrible and cold;
And from the mirror'd level where he stood
A mist arose, as from a scummy marsh.
At this, through all his bulk an agony
Crept gradual, from the feet unto the crown,
Like a lithe serpent vast and muscular
Making slow way, with head and neck convuls'd
From over-strained might. Releas'd, he fled
To the eastern gates, and full six dewy hours
Before the dawn in season due should blush,
He breath'd fierce...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante

 Yet how I passed I know not. For the ground 
 Trembled that heard him, and a fearful sound 
 Of issuing wind arose, and blood-red light 
 Broke from beneath our feet, and sense and sight 
 Left me. The memory with cold sweat once more 
 Reminds me of the sudden-crimsoned night, 
 As sank I senseless by the dreadful shore. 

Canto IV 

 ARISING thunder from the vast Abyss 
 First roused me, not as he that rested wakes 
 From slumbrous hours, but one ru...Read More

by Milton, John
...'st enamoured; and such joy thou took'st 
With me in secret that my womb conceived 
A growing burden. Meanwhile war arose, 
And fields were fought in Heaven: wherein remained 
(For what could else?) to our Almighty Foe 
Clear victory; to our part loss and rout 
Through all the Empyrean. Down they fell, 
Driven headlong from the pitch of Heaven, down 
Into this Deep; and in the general fall 
I also: at which time this powerful key 
Into my hands was given, with charge ...Read More

by Milton, John
...od, the injured lover's hell. 
Thus when with meats and drinks they had sufficed, 
Not burdened nature, sudden mind arose 
In Adam, not to let the occasion pass 
Given him by this great conference to know 
Of things above his world, and of their being 
Who dwell in Heaven, whose excellence he saw 
Transcend his own so far; whose radiant forms, 
Divine effulgence, whose high power, so far 
Exceeded human; and his wary speech 
Thus to the empyreal minister he framed. 
I...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...ue to my
 bare-stript heart, 
And reach’d till you felt my beard, and reach’d till you held my feet.

Swiftly arose and spread around me the peace and knowledge that pass all the
 argument of the earth; 
And I know that the hand of God is the promise of my own, 
And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own;
And that all the men ever born are also my brothers, and the women my sisters
 and lovers; 
And that a kelson of the creation is love; 
And ...Read More

by Chesterton, G K
...rt shall ye get,
Save that the sky grows darker yet
And the sea rises higher.' "

Then silence sank. And slowly
Arose the sea-land lord,
Like some vast beast for mystery,
He filled the room and porch and sky,
And from a cobwebbed nail on high
Unhooked his heavy sword.

Up on the shrill sea-downs and up
Went Alfred all alone,
Turning but once e'er the door was shut,
Shouting to Eldred over his butt,
That he bring all spears to the woodman's hut
Hewn under Egbert's ...Read More

by Masefield, John
...rooted earth wi's snout. 
A few steps up the Callow's Lane 
Brought me above the mist again, 
The two great fields arose like death 
Above the mists of human breath.

All earthly things that bless?d morning 
Were everlasting joy and warning, 
The gate was Jesus'way made plain, 
the mole was Satan foiled again, 
black blinded Satan snouting way 
Along the red of Adam's clay; 
The mist was error and damnatiion, 
The lane the road unto salvation. 
Out of the mist in...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...writ so oft in all the world as those,--
Dan Chaucer, mighty Shakespeare, then for third
The classic Milton, and to us arose
Shelley with liquid music in the world. 

The poets were good teachers, for they taught
Earth had this joy; but that 'twould ever be
That fortune should be perfected in me,
My heart of hope dared not engage the thought.
So I stood low, and now but to be caught
By any self-styled lords of the age with thee
Vexes my modesty, lest they should se...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...might see who bare it, and it past. 
But every knight beheld his fellow's face 
As in a glory, and all the knights arose, 
And staring each at other like dumb men 
Stood, till I found a voice and sware a vow. 

`I sware a vow before them all, that I, 
Because I had not seen the Grail, would ride 
A twelvemonth and a day in quest of it, 
Until I found and saw it, as the nun 
My sister saw it; and Galahad sware the vow, 
And good Sir Bors, our Lancelot's cousin, sware,...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis
...ver been known;
In winter or summer, 'twas always the same--
 You could never meet either alone.

And when quarrels arose--as one frequently finds
 Quarrels will, spite of every endeavour--
The song of the Jubjub recurred to their minds,
 And cemented their friendship for ever!


Fit the Sixth.


They sought it with thimbles, they sought it with care;
 They pursued it with forks and hope;
They threat...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
     Young Malcolm Graeme was held the flower.

     The minstrel waked his harp,—three times
     Arose the well-known martial chimes,
     And thrice their high heroic pride
     In melancholy murmurs died.
      'Vainly thou bidst, O noble maid,'
     Clasping his withered hands, he said,
     'Vainly thou bidst me wake the strain,
      Though all unwont to bid in vain.
     Alas! than mine a mightier hand
     Has tuned my harp, my strings ha...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...rward they them dressen* all and some. *prepare to set out*
Constance, that was with sorrow all o'ercome,
Full pale arose, and dressed her to wend,
For well she saw there was no other end.

Alas! what wonder is it though she wept,
That shall be sent to a strange nation
From friendes, that so tenderly her kept,
And to be bound under subjection
of one, she knew not his condition?
Husbands be all good, and have been *of yore*, *of old*
That knowe wives; I dare say no mor...Read More

by Blake, William
...& his theme was, The man
who never alters his opinion is like standing water, & breeds
reptiles of the mind.
But I arose, and sought for the mill, & there I found my
Angel, who surprised asked me, how I escaped?
I answerd. All that we saw was owing to your metaphysics: for
when you ran away, I found myself on a bank by moonlight hearing
a harper, But now we have seen my eternal lot, shall I shew you
yours? he laughd at my proposal: but I by force suddenly caught
him ...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe>
The smokeless altars of the mountain snows
Flamed above crimson clouds, & at the birth
Of light, the Ocean's orison arose
To which the birds tempered their matin lay,
All flowers in field or forest which unclose
Their trembling eyelids to the kiss of day,
Swinging their censers in the element,
With orient incense lit by the new ray
Burned slow & inconsumably, & sent
Their odorous sighs up to the smiling air,
And in succession due, did Continent,
Isle, Ocean, & all things ...Read More

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