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Famous Assyrian Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Carew, Thomas
...repaired fuel ever burn ; 
But my saint frowns, though to her honour'd name 
I consecrate a never-dying flame. 
Th' Assyrian king did none i' th' furnace throw 
But those that to his image did not bow ; 
With bended knees I daily worship her, 
Yet she consumes her own idolater. 
Of such a goddess no times leave record, 
That burnt the temple where she was adored....Read More

by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...s far 
Thro' ages yet unborn. We saw the states 
And mighty empires of the East arise 
In swift succession from the Assyrian 
To Macedon and Rome; to Britain thence 
Dominion drove her car, she stretch'd her reign 
Oer many isles, wide seas, and peopled lands. 
Now in the West a continent appears; 
A newer world now opens to her view; 
She hastens onward to th' Americ shores 
And bids a scene of recent wonders rise. 
New states new empires and a line of kings, 
Hi...Read More

by Milton, John
Where young Adonis oft reposes,
Waxing well of his deep wound,
In slumber soft, and on the ground
Sadly sits the Assyrian queen.
But far above, in spangled sheen,
Celestial Cupid, her famed son, advanced
Holds his dear Psyche, sweet entranced
After her wandering labours long,
Till free consent the gods among
Make her his eternal bride,
And from her fair unspotted side
Two blissful twins are to be born,
Youth and Joy; so Jove hath sworn.
 But now my task is smoo...Read More

by Milton, John 
Where young Adonis oft reposes, 
Waxing well of his deep wound 
In slumber soft, and on the ground 
Sadly sits th' Assyrian Queen; 
But far above in spangled sheen 
Celestial Cupid her fam'd son advanc't, 
Holds his dear Psyche sweet intranc't 
After her wandring labours long, 
Till free consent the gods among 
Make her his eternal Bride, 
And from her fair unspotted side 
Two blissful twins are to be born, 
Youth and Joy; so Jove hath sworn. 
 But now my task is smo...Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...elting Words, the Charms 
That under secret Seals in Ambush lie, 
To catch the Soul, when drawn into the Eye, 
The Fair Assyrian had not took this Guide, 
Nor her soft Heart in Chains of Pearl been ty'd. 

Had these Conveyances been then in Date, 
Joseph had known his wretched Father's State, 
Before a Famine, which his Life pursues, 
Had sent his other Sons, to tell the News. 

Oh! might I live to see an Art arise, 
As this to Thoughts, indulgent to the Eyes; 
That...Read More

by Markham, Edwin
...riumph over the desert wide, 
Then stretched out, glad for the sands and satisfied; 
And through the long, star-stilled Assyrian night, 
I felt your body breathing by my side....Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...ward water to sweep.
 "Mines reported in the fairway,
 "Warn all traffic and detain.
"'Sent up Unity, Cralibel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden

 Noon off the Foreland--the first ebb making
 Lumpy and strong in the bight.
 Boom after boom, and the golf-hut shaking
 And the jackdaws wild with fright!
 "Mines located in the fairway,
 "Boats now working up the chain,
 "Sweepers--Unity, Claribel, Assyrian, Stormcock, and Golden

Dusk off the Fo...Read More

by Milton, John
Yet not enough had practised to deceive 
Uriel once warned; whose eye pursued him down 
 The way he went, and on the Assyrian mount 
 Saw him disfigured, more than could befall 
 Spirit of happy sort; his gestures fierce 
 He marked and mad demeanour, then alone, 
 As he supposed, all unobserved, unseen. 
 So on he fares, and to the border comes 
 Of Eden, where delicious Paradise, 
 Now nearer, crowns with her enclosure green, 
 As with a rural mound, the champaign he...Read More

by Milton, John
Remembering Abraham, by some wondrous call
May bring them back, repentant and sincere,
And at their passing cleave the Assyrian flood,
While to their native land with joy they haste,
As the Red Sea and Jordan once he cleft,
When to the Promised Land their fathers passed.
To his due time and providence I leave them." 
 So spake Israel's true King, and to the Fiend
Made answer meet, that made void all his wiles.
So fares it when with truth falsehood contends....Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...Israel saved, and the Assyrians destroyed.

In Judah God of old was known;
His name in Isr'el great;
In Salem stood his holy throne,
And Zion was his seat.

Among the praises of his saints
His dwelling there he chose;
There he received their just complaints
Against their haughty foes.

From Zion went his dreadful word,
And broke the threat'ning spear,
The bow, the arr...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...ions of the portraits of the past users also, 
The primal patient mechanics, the architects and engineers, 
The far-off Assyrian edifice and Mizra edifice, 
The Roman lictors preceding the consuls,
The antique European warrior with his axe in combat, 
The uplifted arm, the clatter of blows on the helmeted head, 
The death-howl, the limpsey tumbling body, the rush of friend and foe thither, 
The siege of revolted lieges determin’d for liberty, 
The summons to surrender, the ba...Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...e destroys, 
Nor wandring Arab his Pavilion spreads, 
Near Jordan's Banks, nor wastes his flow'ry Meads. 
The great Assyrian, Terror of your Kings, 
Who bought his Friendship with their holiest Things, 
Yields that a Sister, of his pow'rful Race, 
Should sway these Realms, and dignify the Place. 
Nor need we add the late insulting Foe, 
The furious Jehu does this Sceptre know, 
And sinks beneath the Load of conscious Fears, 
When in Samaria he my Actions hears. 
D...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

Like the leaves of the forest when summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when autumn hath blo...Read More

by Benet, Stephen Vincent
...And all around 
Are devils. One can laugh . . . but that hunched shape 
The face one stone, like those Assyrian kings! 
One sees in carvings, watching men flayed red 
Horribly laughable in leaps and writhes; 
That face -- utterly evil, clouded round 
With evil like a smoke -- it turns smiles sour! 
. . . And Nero there, the flabby cheeks astrain 
And sweating agony . . . long agony . . . 
Imperishable, unappeasable 
For eve...Read More

by Hugo, Victor, such as earth knew 
 Scarce once before him, Ninus (who his brother slew), 
 Was borne within the walls which, in Assyrian rite, 
 Were built to hide dead majesty from outer sight. 
 If eye of man the gift uncommon could assume, 
 And pierce the mass, thick, black as hearse's plume, 
 To where lays on a horrifying bed 
 What was King Ninus, now hedged round with dread, 
 'Twould see by what is shadow of the light, 
 A line of feath'ry dust, bones marble-white. 
...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
...but have to
go out of their way to say that it is like something else.
What does it mean when we are told
That that Assyrian came down like a wolf on the fold?
In the first place, George Gordon Byron had enough experience
To know that it probably wasn't just one Assyrian, it was a lot of
However, as too many arguments are apt to induce apoplexy and
thus hinder longevity.
We'll let it pass as one Assyrian for the sake of brevity.
Now then, this parti...Read More

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