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Famous Bating Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wilbur, Richard mortal hour? 

As when a ferry for the shore of death
Glides looming toward the dock, 
Her engines cut, her spirits bating breath
As the ranked pilings narrow toward the shock, 

So memory and expectation set 
Some pulseless clangor free
Of circumstance, and charm us to forget 
This twilight crumbling in the churchyard tree, 

Those swifts or swallows which do not pertain, 
Scuffed voices in the drive, 
That light flicked on behind the vestry pane, 
Till, unperplexed from...Read More

by Hugo, Victor, true! 
 Yet lingers still some power— 
 In tears of woe man's metal may renew 
 The temper of high hour; 
 For, bating breath, e'er list the kings 
 The pinions clipped may grow! the Eagle 
 May burst, in frantic thirst for home, the rings 
 And rend the Bulldog, Fox, and Bear, and Beagle! 
 And, lastly, grandest! 'tween dark sea and here 
 Eternal brightness coming! 
 The eye so weary's freshened with a tear 
 As rises distant drumming, 
 And wailing cheer...Read More

by Lanier, Sidney
...e o'er-weak
for his will.

So the deer darted lightly by Hamish and bounded away to the burn.
But Maclean never bating his watch tarried waiting below
Still Hamish hung heavy with fear for to go
All the space of an hour; then he went, and his face was greenish and stern,

And his eye sat back in the socket, and shrunken the eyeballs shone,
As withdrawn from a vision of deeds it were shame to see.
"Now, now, grim henchman, what is't with thee?"
Brake Maclean, and h...Read More

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