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Famous Avoids Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Alighieri, Dante
..., for where the she-wolf lies 
 Shall no man pass, except the path he tries 
 Her craft entangle. No way fugitive 
 Avoids the seeking of her greeds, that give 
 Insatiate hunger, and such vice perverse 
 As makes her leaner while she feeds, and worse 
 Her craving. And the beasts with which she breed 
 The noisome numerous beasts her lusts require, 
 Bare all the desirable lands in which she feeds; 
 Nor shall lewd feasts and lewder matings tire 
 Until she woos, in ...Read More



by Whitman, Walt
...perceives the indirect assuredly following the direct, 
Who in his spirit in any emergency whatever neither hurries or, avoids death....Read More

by Herbert, George
...shines,
For her reward.

She in the valley is so shy
Of dressing, that her hair doth lie
About her ears;
While she avoids her neighbour's pride,
She wholly goes on th' other side,
And nothing wears.

But, dearest mother, what those miss,
The mean, thy praise and glory is
And long may be.
Blessed be God, whose love it was
To double-moat thee with his grace,
And none but thee....Read More

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