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Famous Bacchante Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lindsay, Vachel
...idden stars,
And cold — (almost!) — as fate.

But when she smiles she's here again
Rosy with comrade-cheer,
Puritan Bacchante made
To laugh around the year.

The merry gentle moon herself,
Heart-stirring too, like her,
Wakening wild and innocent love
In every worshipper....Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
By with bloom-laden basket. There the shapes
Of genii press with purpling feet the grapes,
Here springs the wild Bacchante to the dance,
And there she sleeps [while that voluptuous trance
Eyes the sly faun with never-sated glance]
Now on one knee upon the centaur-steeds
Hovering--the Thyrsus plies.--Hurrah!--away she speeds!

Come--come, why loiter ye?--Here, here, how fair
The goodly vessels still! Girls, hither turn,
Fill from the fountain the Etruscan urn!
On th...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
That merry rascal Solomon
Would show a sober face: —
And then again Pavlova
To set our spirits singing,
The snowy-swan bacchante 
All glamour, glee and grace.


The gleaming head of one fine friend 
Is bent above my little song,
So through the treasure-pits of Heaven
In fancy's shoes, I march along. 

I wander, seek and peer and ponder 
In Splendor's last ensnaring lair— 
'Mid burnished harps and burnished crown...Read More

by Lawrence, D. H.
Helen, you let my kisses steam
Wasteful into the night's black nostrils; drink
Me up I pray; oh you who are Night's Bacchante,
How can you from my bowl of kisses shrink!...Read More

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