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Famous Auroras Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sidney, Sir Philip
...y thoughts in labour be:
Listen then, lordings, with good ear to me,
For of my life I must a riddle tell.
Toward Auroras Court a nymph doth dwell,
Rich in all beauties which mans eye can see;
Beauties so farre from reach of words that we
Abase her praise saying she doth excell;
Rich in the treasure of deseru'd renowne,
Rich in the riches of a royall heart,
Rich in those gifts which giue th'eternall crowne;
Who, though most rich in these and eu'ry part
Which mak...Read More



by Whitman, Walt
...ples, all the monuments of heroes. 

While through the interior vistas,
Noiseless uprose, phantasmic (as, by night, Auroras of the North,) 
Lambent tableaux, prophetic, bodiless scenes, 
Spiritual projections. 

In one, among the city streets, a laborer’s home appear’d, 
After his day’s work done, cleanly, sweet-air’d, the gaslight burning,
The carpet swept, and a fire in the cheerful stove. 

In one, the sacred parturition scene, 
A happy, painless mother birth’d...Read More

by Kunitz, Stanley
...trial,
As in my jealous thought I try to do,
You would escape me--from the brink of earth
Take off to where the lawless auroras run,
You with your wild and metaphysic heart.
My touch is on you, who are light-years gone.
We are not souls but systems, and we move
In clouds of our unknowing
 like great nebulae.
Our very motives swirl and have their start
With father lion and with mother crab.
Dreamer, my own lost rib,
Whose planetary dust is blowing
Past archipel...Read More

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