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Famous Bedford Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Southey, Robert
Beneath its boughs far shadowing o'er the plain,
From summer suns, repair the grateful village train.

Nor BEDFORD will my friend survey
The book of Nature with unheeding eye;
For never beams the rising orb of day,
For never dimly dies the refluent ray,
But as the moralizer marks the sky,
He broods with strange delight upon futurity.

And we must muse my friend! maturer years
Arise, and other Hopes and other Fears,
For we have past the pleasant plains of Yout...Read More

by Southey, Robert
...Not to thee Bedford mournful is the tale
Of days departed. Time in his career
Arraigns not thee that the neglected year
Has past unheeded onward. To the vale
Of years thou journeyest. May the future road
Be pleasant as the past! and on my friend
Friendship and Love, best blessings! still attend,
'Till full of days he reach the calm abode
Where Nature slumber...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...most mighty adverse
potentate unless the townsmen gave consent thereto."--Bunyan's Holy War.)

A tinker out of Bedford,
A vagrant oft in quod,
A privet under Fairfax,
A minister of God--

Two hundred years and thirty
 Ere Armageddon came
His single hand portrayed it,
 And Bunyan was his name!

He mapped for those who follow,
 The world in which we are--
"This famous town of Mansoul"
 That takes the Holy War.
Her true and traitor people,
 The gates along her wal...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
...Lucy, you brightness of our sphere, who are
Life of the Muses' day, their morning star!
If works, not th' author's, their own grace should look,
Whose poems would not wish to be your book?
But these, desir'd by you, the maker's ends
Crown with their own. Rare poems ask rare friends.
Yet satires, since the most of mankind be
Their unavoided subject,...Read More

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