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Famous Behove Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Spenser, Edmund

Open the temple gates unto my love, 
Open them wide that she may enter in, 205 
And all the postes adorne as doth behove, 
And all the pillours deck with girlands trim, 
For to receyve this Saynt with honour dew, 
That commeth in to you. 
With trembling steps, and humble reverence, 210 
She commeth in, before th' Almighties view; 
Of her ye virgins learne obedience, 
When so ye come into those holy places, 
To humble your proud faces: 
Bring her up to th' h...Read More

by Herbert, George
...h a staff to heav'n, and traced fountains: 
But there are two vast, spacious things, 
The which to measure it doth more behove: 
Yet few there are that sound them; Sin and Love.

Who would know SIn, let him repair
Unto mount Olivet; there shall he see
A man so wrung with pains, that all his hair, 
His skin, his garments bloody be.
Sin is that press and vice, which forceth pain
To hunt his cruel food through ev'ry vein.

Who knows not Love, let him assay
And taste ...Read More

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