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Famous Awestruck Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wagoner, David
...body language
Filled with expectations of joy at where you're going,
Holding yourself momentarily in the posture
Of an awestruck pilgrim at the gate-though you know
You'll only be stepping out against the scrim
Or a wobbly flat daubed with a landscape,
A scribble of leaves, a hint of flowers,
The bare suggestion of a garden....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...A little mousey man he was
 With board, and chalk in hand;
And millions were awestruck because
 They couldn't understand.
Said he: 'E equals Mc2:
 I'll prove it true.'

No doubt you can, your marvel man,
 But will it serve our good?
Will it prolong our living span
 And multiply our food?
Will it bring peace between the nations
 To make equations?

Our thanks are due no doubt to you
 For truth beyond our ken;
But after all wha...Read More

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