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Famous Bacchanals Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Crowley, Aleister
...of thine own excess
Blushing through the velvet veil
Where the olive cheeks aglow
Shadow-soften into snow,
Breasts like Bacchanals afloat
Under the proudly phallic throat!
Be thou to my pilgrimage
Light, and laughter sweet and sage,
Till the darkling day expire
Of my life in thy caress,
Thou my frenzy and my fire,
Lamp of living loveliness!

Thou the ruler of the rod
That beneath thy clasp extends
To the galaxies of God
From the gulph where ocean ends,
Cave of dragon, ruby ro...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...eborn race appears—a perfect World, all joy! 
Women and Men, in wisdom, innocence and health—all joy!
Riotous, laughing bacchanals, fill’d with joy! 

War, sorrow, suffering gone—The rank earth purged—nothing but joy left! 
The ocean fill’d with joy—the atmosphere all joy! 
Joy! Joy! in freedom, worship, love! Joy in the ecstacy of life! 
Enough to merely be! Enough to breathe!
Joy! Joy! all over Joy!...Read More

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