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Famous Belshazzar Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sandburg, Carl
...nx paws tall as a coolie? Tombs kept for kings and sacred cows? A mob.

Young roast pigs and naked dancing girls of Belshazzar, the room where a thousand sat guzzling when a hand wrote: Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin? A mob.

The honeycomb of green that won the sun as the Hanging Gardens of Nineveh, flew to its shape at the hands of a mob that followed the fingers of Nebuchadnezzar: a mob of one hand and one plan.

Stones of a circle of hills at Athens, staircases of...Read more of this...

by Dickinson, Emily
...Belshazzar had a Letter --
He never had but one --
Belshazzar's Correspondent
Concluded and begun
In that immortal Copy
The Conscience of us all
Can read without its Glasses
On Revelation's Wall --...Read more of this...

by Moore, Thomas
You'd laugh did you see, when I bellow out "Boo!"
How he hides his brave Waterloo head in the blanket.
When mighty Belshazzar brims high in the hall
His cup, full of gout, to Gaul's overthrow,
Lo, "Eight Hundred Millions" I write on the wall,
And the cup falls to earth and -- the gout to his toe!
But the joy of my heart is when largely I cram
My maw with the fruits of the Squirearchy's acres,
And, knowing who made me the thing that I am,
Like the monster of Frankenstein,...Read more of this...

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...g hers,— 
There might somehow be found a few 
Less insane things for us to do, 
And we might have a little heed
Of what Belshazzar couldn’t read. 

She feels, with all our furniture, 
Room yet for something more secure 
Than our self-kindled aureoles 
To guide our poor forgotten souls;
But when we have explained that grace 
Dwells now in doing for the race, 
She nods—as if she were relieved; 
Almost as if she were deceived. 

She frowns at much of what she hears,
And ...Read more of this...

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