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Famous Beechwood Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sassoon, Siegfried
...ying rays 
Remind Him of green-glinting Eden days, 
And Adam’s trustful eyes as he looks up 
From carving eagles on his beechwood cup. 

Young Adam knew his job; he could condense 
Life to an eagle from the unknown immense.... 
Go on, whoever you are; your lines can be 
A whisper in the music from the weirs 
Of song that plunge and tumble toward the sea 
That is the uncharted mercy of our tears. 

. . . . 
I told you it was easy! .....Read More



by Miller, Alice Duer
...t idle, insolent eldest son?
Well, in the end it went to neither one.

XIV 
A red brick manor-house in Devon, 
In a beechwood of old grey trees, 
Ivy climbing to the clustered chimneys, 
Rustling in the wet south breeze. 
Gardens trampled down by Cromwell's army, 
Orchards of apple-trees and pears, 
Casements that had looked for the Armada, 
And a ghost on the stairs. 

XV 
Johnnie's mother, the Lady Jean, 
Child of a penniless Scottish peer, 
Was handsome, worn h...Read More

by Sassoon, Siegfried
...Of boughs that dip and strain; young, slanting sprays 
Beckon and shift like lissom creatures dancing, 
While the blown beechwood streams with drifting rays. 
Rooted in steadfast calm, grey stems are seen
Like weather-beaten masts; the wood, unfurled, 
Seems as a ship with crowding sails of green 
That sweeps across the lonely billowing world. 

O luminous and lovely! Let your flowers, 
Your ageless-squadroned wings, your surge and gleam,
Drown me in quivering brightn...Read More

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