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Famous Babble Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Graves, Robert
...“Gabble-gabble,… brethren,… gabble-gabble!” 
My window frames forest and heather. 
I hardly hear the tuneful babble, 
Not knowing nor much caring whether 
The text is praise or exhortation,
Prayer or thanksgiving, or damnation. 

Outside it blows wetter and wetter, 
The tossing trees never stay still. 
I shift my elbows to catch better 
The full round sweep of heathered hill.
The tortured copse bends to and fro 
In silence like a shadow-show. 

The ...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...nd cankerous, 
Joints rheumatic, bowels clogged with abomination, 
Blood circulating dark and poisonous streams, 
Words babble, hearing and touch callous, 
No brain, no heart left—no magnetism of sex;
Such, from one look in this looking-glass ere you go hence, 
Such a result so soon—and from such a beginning!...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ow on the sand and loud on the stone 
 The last wheel echoes away. 

I said to the rose, "The brief night goes 
 In babble and revel and wine. 
O young lordlover, what sighs are those 
 For one that will never be thine? 
But mine, but mine," so I sware to the rose, 
 "For ever and ever, mine." 

And the soul of the rose went into my blood, 
 As the music clash'd in the hall; 
And long by the garden lake I stood, 
 For I heard your rivulet fall 
From the lake to th...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
To some of Saturn's crew. I must dissemble,
And try her yet more strongly.—Come, no more !
This is mere moral babble, and direct
Against the canon laws of our foundation.
I must not suffer this; yet 't is but the lees
And settlings of a melancholy blood.
But this will cure all straight; one sip of this
Will bathe the drooping spirits in delight
Beyond the bliss of dreams. Be wise, and taste.

The BROTHERS rush in with swords drawn, wrest his glass ou...Read more of this...

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...Voice, not Nature's! Night and noon
He sits upon the great white throne
And listens for the creatures' praise.
What babble we of days and days?
The Day-spring He, whose days go on.


He reigns above, He reigns alone; 
Systems burn out and have his throne; 
Fair mists of seraphs melt and fall 
Around Him, changeless amid all, 
Ancient of Days, whose days go on.


He reigns below, He reigns alone, 
And, having life in love forgone 
Beneath the crown of so...Read more of this...

by Bosselaar, Laure-Anne
...coming for dinner. 
So I wait in this hall because 
there are nights it’s hard 

 not to blurt out Stop! Stop 
our babble: Pulitzer, Wall Street, sex,
Dante, politics, wars, have some Chianti...

 let’s stop and talk. Of our thirsts 
and obsessions, our bedrooms 
and closets, the brutes in our mirrors, 

 the eyes of our sons. 
There is time yet — let’s talk. 
I am starving....Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...m, or he himself
Moved haunting people, things and places, known
Far in a darker isle beyond the line;
The babes, their babble, Annie, the small house,
The climbing street, the mill, the leafy lanes,
The peacock-yewtree and the lonely Hall,
The horse he drove, the boat he sold, the chill
November dawns and dewy-glooming downs,
The gentle shower, the smell of dying leaves,
And the low moan of leaden-color'd seas. 

Once likewise, in the ringing of his ears,
Tho' faintly, m...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...gesting, every word; 
 The watchful Pole was silent—but he heard. 
 Two monstrous dangers; but the heedless one 
 Babbles and smiles, and bids all care begone— 
 Likes lively speech—while all the poor she makes 
 To love her, and the taxes off she takes. 
 A life of dance and pleasure she has known— 
 A woman always; in her jewelled crown 
 It is the pearl she loves—not cutting gems, 
 For these can wound, and mark men's diadems. 
 She pays the hire of Homer's co...Read more of this...

by Thomas, Dylan
...ooved land rotating, that the stylus of lightning
Dazzle this face of voices on the moon-turned table,
Let the wax disk babble
Shames and the damp dishonours, the relic scraping.
These are your years' recorders. The circular world stands still.)


They suffer the undead water where the turtle nibbles,
Come unto sea-stuck towers, at the fibre scaling,
The flight of the carnal skull
And the cell-stepped thimble;
Suffer, my topsy-turvies, that a double angel
Spro...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...signs of heaven."

And Dagonet answer'd, "Ay, and when the land
Was freed, and the Queen false, ye set yourself
To babble about him, all to show your wit--
And whether he were King by courtesy,
Or King by right--and so went harping down
The black king's highway, got so far, and grew
So witty that we play'd at ducks and drakes
With Arthur's vows on the great lake of fire.
Tuwhoo! do ye see it? do ye see the star?"

"Nay, fool," said Tristram, "not in open day."
A...Read more of this...

by Browning, Robert
...ore some clay-cold vile Carlino!


No matter for these! But Giotto, you,
Have you allowed, as the town-tongues babble it,---
Oh, never! it shall not be counted true---
That a certain precious little tablet
Which Buonarroti eyed like a lover,---
Was buried so long in oblivion's womb
And, left for another than I to discover,
Turns up at last! and to whom?---to whom?


I, that have haunted the dim San Spirito,
(Or was it rather the Ognissanti?)
Patient on alta...Read more of this...

by Pinsky, Robert
I can't say why: she was there, and then she wasn't.
I looked around before I mounted the steps
To chant that babble and the speech the rabbi wrote
And there she wasn't, and there was Uncle Walter
The Cohane frowning with his doggy face:
"She's missing her own son's musaf." Maybe she just
Doesn't like rituals. Afterwards, she had a reason
I don't remember. I wasn't upset: the truth
Is, I had decided to be the clever orphan
Some time before. By now, i...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
...ed is hard;
Much honour shall be thine"; and called the Captain of the Guard,
Yar Khan, a bastard of the Blood, so city-babble saith,
And he was honoured of the King -- the which is salt to Death;
And he was son of Daoud Shah, the Reiver of the Plains,
And blood of old Durani Lords ran fire in his veins;
And 'twas to tame an Afghan pride nor Hell nor Heaven could bind,
The King would make him butcher to a yelping cur of Hind.

"Strike!" said the King. "King's blood ar...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
But I go on for ever. 

I chatter over stony ways, 
In little sharps and trebles, 
I bubble into eddying bays, 
I babble on the pebbles. 

With many a curve my banks I fret 
By many a field and fallow, 
And many a fairy foreland set 
With willow-weed and mallow. 

I chatter, chatter, as I flow 
To join the brimming river, 
For men may come and men may go, 
But I go on for ever. 

I wind about, and in and out, 
With here a blossom sailing, 
And here and there...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard,
Till the fatted souls of the English were scourged with the thing called Shamme.

O thirty million English that babble of England's might,
Behold there are twenty heroes who lack their food to-night;
Our children's children are lisping to "honour the charge they made --"
And we leave to the streets and the workhouse the charge of the Light Brigade!...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...gns of heaven.' 

And Dagonet answered, `Ay, and when the land 
Was freed, and the Queen false, ye set yourself 
To babble about him, all to show your wit-- 
And whether he were King by courtesy, 
Or King by right--and so went harping down 
The black king's highway, got so far, and grew 
So witty that ye played at ducks and drakes 
With Arthur's vows on the great lake of fire. 
Tuwhoo! do ye see it? do ye see the star?' 

`Nay, fool,' said Tristram, `not in open day.<...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord 
And by and by the people, when they met 
In twos and threes, or fuller companies, 
Began to scoff and jeer and babble of him 
As of a prince whose manhood was all gone, 
And molten down in mere uxoriousness. 
And this she gathered from the people's eyes: 
This too the women who attired her head, 
To please her, dwelling on his boundless love, 
Told Enid, and they saddened her the more: 
And day by day she thought to tell Geraint, 
But could not out of bashful del...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...they grew 
Like field-flowers everywhere! we like them well: 
But children die; and let me tell you, girl, 
Howe'er you babble, great deeds cannot die; 
They with the sun and moon renew their light 
For ever, blessing those that look on them. 
Children--that men may pluck them from our hearts, 
Kill us with pity, break us with ourselves-- 
O--children--there is nothing upon earth 
More miserable than she that has a son 
And sees him err: nor would we work for fame; 
Thoug...Read more of this...

by Gordon, Adam Lindsay
...loved us a little then.

Then skies were fairer and shores were firmer --
The blue sea over the bright sand roll'd;
Babble and prattle, and ripple and murmur,
Sheen of silver and glamour of gold --
And the sunset bath'd in the gulf to lend her
A garland of pinks and of purples tender,
A tinge of the sun-god's rosy splendour,
A tithe of his glories manifold.

Man's works are craven, cunning, and skillful
On earth where his tabernacles are;
But the sea is wanton, the se...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...een suddenly upon a plain. 
 My soul longs for your breath again 
 To warm it. Oh, return—come here 
 With laugh and babble—and no fear 
 When with your shadow you obscure 
 The book I read, for I am sure, 
 Oh, madcaps terrible and dear, 
 That you were right and I was wrong. 
 But who has ne'er with scolding tongue 
 Blamed out of season. Pardon me! 
 You must forgive—for sad are we. 
 The young should not be hard and cold 
 And unforgiving to the old. 
 Chi...Read more of this...

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