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Famous Aweary Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Morris, William
...p that lay.

These then he caught up quivering with delight, 
Yet fearful lest it all might be a dream; 
And though aweary with the watchful night, 
And sleepless nights of longing, still did deem 
He could not sleep; but yet the first sunbeam 
That smote the fane across the heaving deep 
Shone on him laid in calm, untroubled sleep.

But little ere the noontide did he rise, 
And why he felt so happy scarce could tell 
Until the gleaming apples met his eyes. 
Then ...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...Sometimes, when I am toil-worn and aweary,
And tired out with working long and well,
And earth is dark, and skies above are dreary,
And heart and soul are all too sick to tell,
These words have come to me like angel fingers
Pressing the spirit's eyelids down in sleep,
'Oh let us not be weary in well doing,
For in due season we shall surely reap.'

Oh, blessed promise! When I seem to hear ...Read More

by Joyce, James 

Sing about the long deep sleep 
Of lovers that are dead, and how 
In the grave all love shall sleep: 
Love is aweary now....Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Upon the lonely moated grange. 
She only said, "My life is dreary, 
He cometh not," she said; 
She said, "I am aweary, aweary, 
I would that I were dead!" 

Her tears fell with the dews at even; 
Her tears fell ere the dews were dried; 
She could not look on the sweet heaven, 
Either at morn or eventide. 
After the flitting of the bats, 
When thickest dark did trance the sky, 
She drew her casement-curtain by, 
And glanced athwart the glooming flats.Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 ("Amis! ennui nous tue.") 
 {Bk. IV. xv., March, 1825.} 

 Aweary unto death, my friends, a mood by wise abhorred, 
 Come to the novel feast I spread, thrice-consul, Nero, lord, 
 The Caesar, master of the world, and eke of harmony, 
 Who plays the harp of many strings, a chief of minstrelsy. 
 My joyful call should instantly bring all who love me most,— 
 For ne'er were seen such arch delights from Greek or...Read More

by Morris, William
...ll ye forget your tears,
Or hope again for aught that I can say,
The idle singer of an empty day.

But rather, when aweary of your mirth,
From full hearts still unsatisfied ye sigh,
And, feeling kindly unto all the earth,
Grudge every minute as it passes by,
Made the more mindful that the sweet days die--
--Remember me a little then I pray,
The idle singer of an empty day.

The heavy trouble, the bewildering care
That weighs us down who live and earn our bread,
These ...Read More

by Riley, James Whitcomb
...Friends, my heart is half aweary
Of its happiness to-night:
Though your songs are gay and cheery,
And your spirits feather-light,
There's a ghostly music haunting
Still the heart of every guest
And a voiceless chorus chanting
That the Old Times were the best.


All about is bright and pleasant
With the sound of song and jest,
Yet a feeling's ever present
That the Old Times...Read More

by Field, Eugene
...Way up at the top of a big stack of straw
Was the cunningest parlor that ever you saw!
And there could you lie when aweary of play
And gossip or laze in the coziest way;
No matter how careworn or sorry one's mood
No worldly distraction presumed to intrude.
As a refuge from onerous mundane ado
I think I approve of straw parlors, don't you?

A swallow with jewels aflame on her breast
On that straw parlor's ceiling had builded her nest;
And she flew in and out all the ha...Read More

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