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Famous Baptised Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wylie, Elinor 
They can't be defiled 
By touching pitch.

The sailorman's son 
Had a ship for a nursery; 
The other one 
Was baptised by sorcery.

Although he's shipped 
To the Persian Gulf, her 
Body's been dipped 
In burning sulphur....Read More

by Sexton, Anne
calling ourselves TWO CAMP DIRECTORS.
There was a song, our song on your cassette,
that played over and over
and baptised the prodigals.
It spoke the unspeakable,
as the rain will on an attic roof,
letting the animal join its soul
as we kneeled before a miracle--
forgetting its knife.

The daisies confer
in the old-married kitchen
papered with blue and green chefs
who call out pies, cookies, yummy,
at the charcoal and cigarette smoke
they wear like a yellowy sa...Read More

by Moore, Thomas
...n the light race, unworthy its good, 
Who, at Death's reeking altar, like furies, caressing 
The young hope of Freedom, baptised it in blood. 
Then vanish'd for ever that fair sunny vision, 
Which, spite of the slavish, the cold heart's derision, 
Shall long be remember'd, pure, bright, and elysian, 
As first it arose, my lost Erin, on thee....Read More

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