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Famous Auguries Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Blake, William
...To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.
A dove-house filled with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell through all its regions.
A dog starved at his master's gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.
A horse m...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e the North and thine the South and thine the battle-thunder of God."
So they chanted: how shall Britain light upon auguries happier?
So they chanted in the darkness, and there cometh a victory now. 

Hear Icenian, Catieuchlanian, hear Coritanian, Trinobant!
Me the wife of rich Prasutagus, me the lover of liberty,
Me they seized and me they tortured, me they lash'd and humiliated,
Me the sport of ribald Veterans, mine of ruffian violators!
See they sit, they hide thei...Read More

by Muir, Edwin
...suffered and died. 

The fleshless word, growing, will bring us down,
Pagan and Christian man alike will fall,
The auguries say, the white and black and brown,
The merry and the sad, theorist, lover, all
Invisibly will fall:
Abstract calamity, save for those who can
Build their cold empire on the abstract man. 

A soft breeze stirs and all my thoughts are blown
Far out to sea and lost. Yet I know well
The bloodless word will battle for its own
Invisibly in brain ...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington idle and ephemeral 
Florescence of the diabolical,— 
If, robbed of two fond old enormities, 
Our being had no onward auguries,
What then were this great love of ours to say 
For launching other lives to voyage again 
A little farther into time and pain, 
A little faster in a futile chase 
For a kingdom and a power and a Race
That would have still in sight 
A manifest end of ashes and eternal night? 
Is this the music of the toys we shake 
So loud,—as if there might be no m...Read More

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