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Famous Beguine Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dyke, Henry Van
...through the twilight dim
In patriot song and holy hymn. 

O listen, burghers of Malines!
Soldier and workman, pale beguine, 
And mother with a trembling flock 
Of children clinging to thy frock,--
Look up and listen, listen all!
What tunes are these that gently fall 
Around you like a benison?
"The Flemish Lion," "Brabanconne," 
"O brave Liege," and all the airs 
That Belgium in her bosom bears. 

Ring up, ye silvery octaves high,
Whose notes like circling swallows f...Read More

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