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Famous Aurelian Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Carman, Bliss
...In Memory of John Keats
By the Aurelian Wall,
Where the long shadows of the centuries fall
From Caius Cestius' tomb,
A weary mortal seeking rest found room
For quiet burial,
Leaving among his friends
A book of lyrics.
Such untold amends
A traveller might make
In a strange country, bidden to partake
Before he farther wends;

Who slyly should bestow
The foreign reed-flute they had seen ...Read More



by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...arian Artemisia strong in war, 
The Rhodope, that built the pyramid, 
Clelia, Cornelia, with the Palmyrene 
That fought Aurelian, and the Roman brows 
Of Agrippina. Dwell with these, and lose 
Convention, since to look on noble forms 
Makes noble through the sensuous organism 
That which is higher. O lift your natures up: 
Embrace our aims: work out your freedom. Girls, 
Knowledge is now no more a fountain sealed: 
Drink deep, until the habits of the slave, 
The s...Read More

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