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Famous Asphodels Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lindsay, Vachel
We thought with them in unison.
We proudly understood

Their amaranth eternal,
Their roses strange and fair,
The asphodels they scattered
Upon the living air.

They built a house of clouds
With skilled immortal hands.
They entered through the silver doors.
Their wings were wedded brands.

I labored up the valley
To granite mountains free.
You hurried down the river
To Zidon by the sea.

But at their place of meeting
They keep a home and shrine.<...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
Paul spoke to the Shadow. "Dear, you know
To-day the calendar calls it Spring,
And I woke this morning gathering
Asphodels, in my dreams, for you.
So I rushed out to see what flowers blew
Their pink-and-purple-scented souls
Across the town-wind's dusty scrolls,
And made the approach to the Market Square
A garden with smells and sunny air.
I feel so well and happy to-day,
I think I shall take a Holiday.
And to-night we will have a little treat.
I am goin...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...s and smokes, 
He sees the ghost of gentle Oakes 
Uprooting, with a restless hand, 
Soft, shadowy flowers in a land 
Of asphodels and artichokes....Read More

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