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Famous Bason Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Mary Darby
...A form, as any taper, fine ;
A head like half-pint bason ;
Where golden cords, and bands entwine,
As rich as fleece of JASON.

A pair of shoulders strong and wide,
Like country clown enlisting ;
Bare arms long dangling by the side,
And shoes of ragged listing !

Cravats like towels, thick and broad,
Long tippets made of bear-skin,
Muffs that a RUSSIAN might applaud,
And rouge to spoil a fair skin.

L...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
...rian Fig. The Lord cure my cough. 

Let Tomlyn, house of Tomlyn rejoice with Tetralyx a kind of herb. 

Let Bason, house of Bason rejoice with Thelypteris which is Sea-Fern. 

Let Joslyn, house of Joslyn rejoice with Cotonea a Venetian herb. 

Let Mace, house of Mace rejoice with Adipsos a kind of Green Palm with the smell of a quince. 

Let Potts, house of Potts rejoice with Ulex an herb like rosemary with a quality of attracting gold. 

Let Bedin...Read More

by Strode, William
...aters spring,
Who think it is more glorious to give
Than to receive the juice whereby they live:
And by this milk-white bason learne you may
That pure hands you should bring or beare away,
For which the bason wants no furniture,
Each dolphin wayting makes his mouth an ewer,
Your welcome then you well may understande
When fish themselves give water to your hand....Read More

by Herrick, Robert
...not lies
They have their book of homilies;
And other Scriptures, that design
A short, but righteous discipline.
The bason stands the board upon
To take the free-oblation;
A little pin-dust, which they hold
More precious than we prize our gold;
Which charity they give to many
Poor of the parish, if there's any.
Upon the ends of these neat rails,
Hatch'd with the silver-light of snails,
The elves, in formal manner, fix
Two pure and holy candlesticks,
In either which a t...Read More

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