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Famous Artistry Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hardy, Thomas can their chronicle declare, 
 Nor why they be, nor whence. 

,h II 

 Mother of all things made, 
 Matchless in artistry, 
 Unlit with sight is she. - 
And though her ever well-obeyed 
 Vacant of feeling he. 


 The Matron mildly asks - 
 A throb in every word - 
 "Our clay-made creatures, lord, 
How fare they in their mortal tasks 
 Upon Earth's bounded bord? 


 "The fate of those I bear, 
 Dear lord, pray turn and view, 
 And notify me true; 
Shapi...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...know Julot and Gigolette,
And we would talk and drink a bock, and smoke a cigarette.
And I would meditate upon the artistry of crime,
And he would tell of cracking cribs and cops and doing time;
Or else when he was flush of funds he'd carelessly explain
He'd biffed some bloated bourgeois on the border of the Seine.
So gentle and polite he was, just like a man of peace,
And not a desperado and the terror of the police.

Now one day in a bistro that's behind the Pl...Read More

by Hecht, Anthony
As this, in which a boy's fingers would touch
.......Pythagorean strings

And by a modal artistry assemble
The very Sons of Morning, the ranked and choired
Heavens in sweet laudation of the Lord,
.......And make Saul cease to tremble....Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...and chasubles, and copes, and stoles,
and coffin palls. All stiff with rich embroidery, and 
stitched with
so much artistry, they seemed like spun and woven gems, or flower-buds
new-opened on their stems.

Annette looked at the geraniums, very red against the blue sky.
"No matter how I try, I cannot find any thread 
of such a red.
My bleeding hearts drip stuff muddy in comparison. Heigh-ho! See 
my little
pecking dove? I'm in love with my own temple. ...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
For love and loss like mine--
No sympathy with mind-sight memory-laden;
Only with fickle eyne.
To her mechanic artistry
My dreams are all unknown,
And why I wish that thou couldst be
But One's alone!...Read More

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