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Famous Battleground Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bishop, Elizabeth
...arately find
can and shall be vanquished:
Days and Distance disarrayed again
and gone
both for good and from the gentle battleground....Read More



by Akhmatova, Anna
...ome there that glows,
dim in the sun-shrouded dust.
The field of heroes lingers in my thought,
Kulikovo’s barbarian battleground.
The frozen poplars, like glasses for a toast,
clash now, more noisily, overhead.
As though it was our wedding, and the crowd
were drinking to our health and happiness.
But Fear and the Muse take turns to guard
the room where the exiled poet is banished,
and the night, marching at full pace,
of the coming dawn, has no knowledge....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...God dwells in you; in pride and shame,
In all you do to blight or bless;
In all you are of praise and blame,
In beauty or in ugliness.
"Divine Creation" - What a fraud!
God did not make you . . . You make God.

God lives in me, in all I feel
Of love and hate, of joy and pain,
Of grace and greed, or woe and weal,
Of fear and cheer, of lo...Read More

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