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Famous Astor Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lorde, Audre
...d Black and penniless
into this land where only white men
ruled by money. How you labored
in the docks of the Hotel Astor
your bright wife a chambermaid upstairs 
welded love and survival to ambition
as the land of promise withered
crashed the hotel closed
and you peddle dawn-bought apples
from a push-cart on Broadway.

Does an image of return
wealthy and triumphant
warm your chilblained fingers
as you count coins in the Manhattan snow
or is it only Linda
who dreams o...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...rribil furon li peccati miei;
ma la bontà infinita ha sì gran braccia,
che prende ciò che si rivolge a lei.
 Se 'l pastor di Cosenza, che a la caccia
di me fu messo per Clemente allora,
avesse in Dio ben letta questa faccia,
 l'ossa del corpo mio sarieno ancora
in co del ponte presso a Benevento,
sotto la guardia de la grave mora.
 Or le bagna la pioggia e move il vento
di fuor dal regno, quasi lungo 'l Verde,
dov'e' le trasmutò a lume spento.
 Per lor maladizion ...Read More

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