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Famous Banes Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...HERE lie Willie Michie’s banes;
 O Satan, when ye tak him,
Gie him the schulin o’ your weans,
 For clever deils he’ll mak them!...Read More

by Burns, Robert
Each in its cauld hand held a light.
By which heroic Tam was able
To note upon the haly table,
A murderer’s banes, in gibbet-airns;
Twa span-lang, wee, unchristened bairns;
A thief, new-cutted frae a rape,
Wi’ his last gasp his gabudid gape;
Five tomahawks, wi’ blude red-rusted:
Five scimitars, wi’ murder crusted;
A garter which a babe had strangled:
A knife, a father’s throat had mangled.
Whom his ain son of life bereft,
The grey-hairs yet stack to the heft;
...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...BELOW thir stanes lie Jamie’s banes;
 O Death, it’s my opinion,
Thou ne’er took such a bleth’rin *****
 Into thy dark dominion!...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...d age ne’er mind a feg;
 The last o’t, the warst o’t
 Is only but to beg.

To lie in kilns and barns at e’en,
When banes are craz’d, and bluid is thin,
 Is doubtless, great distress!
Yet then content could make us blest;
Ev’n then, sometimes, we’d snatch a taste
 Of truest happiness.
The honest heart that’s free frae a’
 Intended fraud or guile,
However Fortune kick the ba’,
 Has aye some cause to smile;
 An’ mind still, you’ll find still,
 A comfort this nae sma’;
 ...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...e will fare!
We’ll bowse about till Daddie Care
 Sing whistle owre the lave o’t.
 I am, &c.

Sae merrily’s the banes we’ll pyke,
An’ sun oursel’s about the dyke;
An’ at our leisure, when ye like,
 We’ll whistle owre the lave o’t.
 I am, &c.

But bless me wi’ your heav’n o’ charms,
An’ while I kittle hair on thairms,
Hunger, cauld, an’ a’ sic harms,
 May whistle owre the lave o’t.
 I am, &c.

RecitativoHer charms had struck a sturdy caird,
 As weel a...Read More

by Burns, Robert
 It’s true, they need na starve or sweat,
Thro’ winter’s cauld, or simmer’s heat:
They’ve nae sair wark to craze their banes,
An’ fill auld age wi’ grips an’ granes:
But human bodies are sic fools,
For a’ their colleges an’ schools,
That when nae real ills perplex them,
They mak enow themsel’s to vex them;
An’ aye the less they hae to sturt them,
In like proportion, less will hurt them.
 A country fellow at the pleugh,
His acre’s till’d, he’s right eneugh;
A country girl...Read More

by Burns, Robert
 To grant your high protection:
A great man’s smile ye ken fu’ well
 Is aye a blest infection.

Tho’, by his banes wha in a tub
 Match’d Macedonian Sandy!
On my ain legs thro’ dirt and dub,
 I independent stand aye,—

And when those legs to gude, warm kail,
 Wi’ welcome canna bear me,
A lee dyke-side, a sybow-tail,
 An’ barley-scone shall cheer me.

Heaven spare you lang to kiss the breath
 O’ mony flow’ry simmers!
An’ bless your bonie lasses baith,
 I’m taul...Read More

by Hopkins, Gerard Manley
...r flower, her piece of being, doomed dragon's food.
 Time past she has been attempted and pursued
By many blows and banes; but now hears roar
A wilder beast from West than all were, more
Rife in her wrongs, more lawless, and more lewd. 

 Her Perseus linger and leave her tó her extremes?—
Pillowy air he treads a time and hangs
His thoughts on her, forsaken that she seems,
 All while her patience, morselled into pangs,
Mounts; then to alight disarming, no one dreams,
W...Read More

by Clare, John from mallows sport to please
Each crumpld seed he calld a cheese
And hunting from the stackyard sod
The stinking hen banes belted pod
By youths vain fancys sweetly fed
Christning them his loaves of bread
He sees while rocking down the street
Wi weary hands and crimpling feet
Young childern at the self same games
And hears the self same simple names
Still floating on each happy tongue
Touchd wi the simple scene so strong
Tears almost start and many a sigh
Regrets the happin...Read More

by Hopkins, Gerard Manley
Fast furled and all foredrawn to No or Yes. 

Your feast of; that most in you earnest eye 
May but call on your banes to more carouse.
Worst will the best. What worm was here, we cry, 
To have havoc-pocked so, see, the hung-heavenward boughs?

Enough: corruption was the world’s first woe. 
What need I strain my heart beyond my ken? 
O but I bear my burning witness though
Against the wild and wanton work of men.
. . . . . . ....Read More

by Burns, Robert
...aip sleight
Each in its cauld hand held a light,
By which heroic Tam was able
To note upon the haly table,
A murderer's banes in gibbet-airns;
Twa span-lang, wee, unchristened bairns;
A thief, new-cutted frae a rape,
Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape;
Five tomahawks, wi' blude red-rusted;
Five scimitars, wi' murder crusted;
A garter, which a babe had strangled;
A knife, a father's throat had mangled,
Whom his ain son o' life bereft,
The grey hairs yet stack to the heft;
Wi' ...Read More

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