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Famous Banneret Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Splintering in six, and clinkt upon the stones. 
Then Garlon, reeling slowly backward, fell, 
And Balin by the banneret of his helm 
Dragged him, and struck, but from the castle a cry 
Sounded across the court, and--men-at-arms, 
A score with pointed lances, making at him-- 
He dashed the pummel at the foremost face, 
Beneath a low door dipt, and made his feet 
Wings through a glimmering gallery, till he marked 
The portal of King Pellam's chapel wide 
And inward to ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ith gold 
In streaks and rays, and all Lent-lily in hue, 
Save that the dome was purple, and above, 
Crimson, a slender banneret fluttering. 
And therebefore the lawless warrior paced 
Unarmed, and calling, 'Damsel, is this he, 
The champion thou hast brought from Arthur's hall? 
For whom we let thee pass.' 'Nay, nay,' she said, 
'Sir Morning-Star. The King in utter scorn 
Of thee and thy much folly hath sent thee here 
His kitchen-knave: and look thou to thyself:...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...ay bring
That it could not endure
The common good of life,
But lived as 'twere a king
That packed his marriage day
With banneret and pennon,
Trumpet and kettledrum,
And the outrageous cannon,
To bundle time away
That the night come....Read More

by Morris, William
...inted fair to see--
Ah! qu'elle est belle La Marguerite--

That folks may say: Times change, by the rood, 
For Lambert, banneret of the wood, 
Has heaps of food and firewood;
Ah! qu'elle est belle La Marguerite....Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...s, and ragg'd with Wounds.
And all he saies, a Lover drest
In his own Blood does relish best.

This is the only Banneret
That ever Love created yet:
Who though, by the Malignant Starrs,
Forced to live in Storms and Warrs;
Yet dying leaves a Perfume here,
And Musick within every Ear:
And he in Story only rules,
In a Field Sable a Lover Gules....Read More

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