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Famous Arouse Poems by Famous Poets

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by Burns, Robert
...ken if that your sword were wanted,
 Ye’d lend a hand;
But when there’s ought to say anent it,
 Ye’re at a stand.

Arouse, my boys! exert your mettle,
To get auld Scotland back her kettle;
Or faith! I’ll wad my new pleugh-pettle,
 Ye’ll see’t or lang,
She’ll teach you, wi’ a reekin whittle,
 Anither sang.

This while she’s been in crankous mood,
Her lost Militia fir’d her bluid;
(Deil na they never mair do guid,
 Play’d her that pliskie!)
An’ now she’s like to rin r...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...old, Libertad. 

When million-footed Manhattan, unpent, descends to her pavements;
When the thunder-cracking guns arouse me with the proud roar I love; 
When the round-mouth’d guns, out of the smoke and smell I love, spit their salutes; 
When the fire-flashing guns have fully alerted me—when heaven-clouds canopy my city with a
 delicate thin haze; 
When, gorgeous, the countless straight stems, the forests at the wharves, thicken with

When every ship, richly dr...Read More

by Brontë, Emily
Thy cheerful light is glowing! 

Edward, awake, awake -
The golden evening gleams
Warm and bright on Arden's lake -
Arouse thee from thy dreams! 

Beside thee, on my knee,
My dearest friend! I pray
That thou, to cross the eternal sea,
Wouldst yet one hour delay: 

I hear its billows roar -
I see them foaming high;
But no glimpse of a further shore
Has blest my straining eye. 

Believe not what they urge
Of Eden isles beyond;
Turn back, from that tempestuous surge,
To ...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...ncing sun. 

Of beasts—the beaver plods his task, 
While the sleek tigers roll and bask, 
 Nor yet the shades arouse: 
Her cave the mining coney scoops;
Where o'er the mead the mountain stoops, 
 The kids exult and browse. 

Of gems—their virtue and their price, 
Which hid in earth from man's device, 
 Their darts of lustre sheathe; 
The jasper of the master's stamp, 
The topaz blazing like a lamp, 
 Among the mines beneath. 

Blest was the te...Read More

by Poe, Edgar Allan
...ed their shade,
On its margin is sleeping
Full many a maid-
Some have left the cool glade, and
Have slept with the bee-
Arouse them, my maiden,
On moorland and lea-
Go! breathe on their slumber,
All softly in ear,
Thy musical number
They slumbered to hear-
For what can awaken
An angel so soon,
Whose sleep hath been taken
Beneath the cold moon,
As the spell which no slumber
Of witchery may test,
The rhythmical number
Which lull'd him to rest?"

Spirits in wing, and angels to t...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...e power only! O beauty! 
O yourself! O God! O divine average! 
O you bearded roughs! O bards! O all those slumberers!
O arouse! the dawn bird’s throat sounds shrill! Do you not hear the cock crowing? 
O, as I walk’d the beach, I heard the mournful notes foreboding a tempest—the
 oft-repeated shriek of the diver, the long-lived loon; 
O I heard, and yet hear, angry thunder;—O you sailors! O ships! make quick
O from his masterful sweep, the warning cry of t...Read More

by Fu, Du
...dwelling all new master Civil military clothes cap different former time Straight north pass mountain gold drum arouse Invade west cart horse feather document hurry Fish dragon still silent autumn river cold Motherland peace live have thing think I've heard them say that Chang'an seems like in a game of chess, A hundred years of world events have caused unbearable pain. The palaces of the noblemen all have their ...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...ompanionable word 
To say just what was creeping in my hair, 
At which my scalp would shrink,—at which, again, 
I would arouse myself with a vain scorn, 
Remembering that all this was in New York—
As if that were somehow the banishing 
For ever of all unseemly presences— 
And listen to the story of my friend, 
Who, as I feared, was not for me to save, 
And, as I knew, knew also that I feared it.

“Humiliation,” he began again, 
“May be or not the best of all bad names 
I ...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
The gentlest are the sternest when enraged.
All felt the swift contagion of his ire, 
For he was one who could arouse and fire
The coldest heart, so ardent was his own.
His fearless eye, his calm intrepid tone, 
Bespoke the leader, strong with conscious power, 
Whom following friends will bless, while foes will curse and cower.

Again they charge! and now among the killed
Lies Hamilton, his wish so soon fulfilled, 
Brave Elliott pursues across the f...Read More

by Blake, William
...let ten thousand lives
Pay for the tyrant's head.'

From tow'r to tow'r the watchmen cry,
`O Gwin, the son of Nore,
Arouse thyself! the nations, black
Like clouds, come rolling o'er!'

Gwin rear'd his shield, his palace shakes,
His chiefs come rushing round;
Each, like an awful thunder cloud,
With voice of solemn sound:

Like rear?d stones around a grave
They stand around the King;
Then suddenly each seiz'd his spear,
And clashing steel does ring.

The husbandman does...Read More

by Service, Robert William
So that his couch may cosy be,
And as a human warming pan
Prove Highland Hospitality."
So hearing sounds of mild carouse,
As in the down she pillowed deep:
"In half an hour I will arouse,"
She vowed, then soundly went to sleep.

So when the morn was amber-orbed
The Bishop from a dream awoke,
And as his parritch he absorbed,
Unto his host he slyly spoke:
"Your haggis, Laird, was nobly bred,
And braw your brew of barley bree -
But oh your thought to warm the bed!
That...Read More

by Whitman, Walt impulses; 
(Shall I give the heart’s action as a duty?) 

Let others dispose of questions—I dispose of nothing—I arouse unanswerable

Who are they I see and touch, and what about them? 
What about these likes of myself, that draw me so close by tender directions and

I call to the world to distrust the accounts of my friends, but listen to my
 enemies—as I
 myself do; 
I charge you, too, forever, reject those who would expound me—for I cannot...Read More

by Campbell, Thomas
...t views,)
The Genii of the floods and storms,
And martial shades from Glory's tomb.

On Bannock-field what thoughts arouse
The swain whom Burns's song inspires !
Beat not his Caledonian veins,
As o'er the heroic turf he ploughs,
With all the spirit of his sires,
And all their scorn of death and chains ?

And see the Scottish exile, tanned
By many a far and foreign clime,
Bend o'er his home-born verse, and weep
In memory of his native land,
With love that scorns the lapse ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...justify me, and answer what I am for; 
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than before known, 
Arouse! Arouse—for you must justify me—you must answer. 

I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I but advance a moment, only to wheel and hurry back in the darkness. 

I am a man who, sauntering along, without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you,
 averts his face, 
Leaving it to you to prove and define it,...Read More

by Service, Robert William
The lights go dim, my senses reel . . .
See! Jesus Christ is at the wheel.

 * * * * * * *

Kind folks arouse me from my trance.
"The Red has come ten times," they say.
"Oh do not risk another chance;
Please, Lady, take your gains away,
And to the Lord of Luck give thanks -
You've won nigh half a million franks."

Aye, call me just a daft old dame;
I knit and sew to make my bread,
And nevermore I'll play that game,
For I've a glory in my head....Read More

by Thomson, James
...tons never will be slaves." 

Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame:
All their attempts to bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame;
But work their woe, and thy renown.
"Rule, Britannia, rule the waves;
Britons never will be slaves." 

To thee belongs the rural reign;
Thy cities shall with commerce shine:
All thine shall be the subject main,
And every shore it circles thine.
"Rule, Britannia, rule the waves;
Britons never will be slaves." 

The M...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...ll let bullets and slugs
(As one carrying a symbol and menace, far into the future, 
Crying with trumpet voice, Arouse and beware! Beware and arouse!) 
I’ll pour the verse with streams of blood, full of volition, full of joy; 
Then loosen, launch forth, to go and compete, 
With the banner and pennant a-flapping.

Come up here, bard, bard; 
Come up here, soul, soul; 
Come up here, dear little child, 
To fly in the clouds and winds with me, and play wit...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
...Caledon, 10
        Was thy voice mute amid the festal crowd,
     When lay of hopeless love, or glory won,
        Aroused the fearful or subdued the proud.
     At each according pause was heard aloud
        Thine ardent symphony sublime and high!
     Fair dames and crested chiefs attention bowed;
        For still the burden of thy minstrelsy
     Was Knighthood's dauntless deed, and Beauty's matchless eye.

     O, wake once more! how rude soe'er the hand
  ...Read More

by Thomas, Dylan
...Now see, alone in us,
 Our own true strangers' dust
 Ride through the doors of our unentered house.
Exiled in us we arouse the soft,
Unclenched, armless, silk and rough love that breaks all rocks....Read More

by Harrison, Tony
...f last century daubed PAKI GIT,
this grocer Broadbent's aerosolled with ******?

They're there to shock the living, not arouse
the dead from their deep peace to lend support
for the causes skinhead spraycans could espouse.
The dead would want their desecrators caught!

Jobless though they are how can these kids,
even though their team's lost one more game,
believe that the 'Pakis', 'Niggers', even 'Yids'
sprayed on the tombstones here should bear the blame?

What is it th...Read More

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