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Famous Basks Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Milton, John
...hat ten day-labourers could not end;
Then lies him down, the lubber fiend,
And, stretched out all the chimney's length,
Basks at the fire his hairy strength,
And crop-full out of doors he flings,
Ere the first cock his matin rings.
Thus done the tales, to bed they creep,
By whispering winds soon lulled asleep.
Towered cities please us then,
And the busy hum of men,
Where throngs of knights and barons bold,
In weeds of peace, high triumphs hold
With store of ladies, wh...Read More



by Hopkins, Gerard Manley
...ese, and, these away,
Nowhere. Natural heart's ivy, Patience masks
Our ruins of wrecked past purpose. There she basks
Purple eyes and seas of liquid leaves all day. 

 We hear our hearts grate on themselves: it kills
To bruise them dearer. Yet the rebellious wills
Of us we do bid God bend to him even so.
 And where is he who more and more distils
Delicious kindness?—He is patient. Patience fills
His crisp combs, and that comes those ways we know....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...When Etna basks and purrs
Naples is more afraid
Than when she show her Garnet Tooth --
Security is loud --...Read More

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