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Famous Bedchamber Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Robert
...ne out of the thousand heard.

That was the bridegroom. At day's brink
He and his bride were alone at last
In a bedchamber by a taper's blink.

Calmly he said that her lot was cast,
That the door she had passed was shut on her
Till the final catafalk repassed.

The world meanwhile, its noise and stir,
Through a certain window facing the East,
She could watch like a convent's chronicler.

Since passing the door might lead to a feast,
And a feast might lead ...Read More



by Browning, Robert
...out of the thousand heard. 

That was the bridegroom. At day's brink 
He and his bride were alone at last 
In a bedchamber by a taper's blink. 

Calmly he said that her lot was cast, 
That the door she had passed was shut on her 
Till the final catafalque repassed. 

The world meanwhile, its noise and stir, 
Through a certain window facing the East, 
She could watch like a convent's chronicler. 

Since passing the door might lead to a feast, 
And a feast m...Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
..., as I deal each righteous blow,
Strength for the fight!
And when, at eventide, the fray is done,
My soul to Death's bedchamber do thou light,
And give me, be the field or lost or won,
Rest from the fight!
...Read More

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