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Famous Benumbing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Arnold, Matthew
...en--on this iron time
Of doubts, disputes, distractions, fears.
He found us when the age had bound
Our souls in its benumbing round;
He spoke, and loosed our heart in tears.
He laid us as we lay at birth
On the cool flowery lap of earth,
Smiles broke from us and we had ease;

The hills were round us, and the breeze
Went o'er the sun-lit fields again;
Our foreheads felt the wind and rain.
Our youth return'd; for there was shed
On spirits that had long been dead,
Sp...Read More

by Whitman, Walt, cottonwood, and magnolia. 

O Death! the voyage of Death! 
The beautiful touch of Death, soothing and benumbing a few moments, for reasons; 
Myself, discharging my excrementitious body, to be burn’d, or render’d to
 powder, or
My real body doubtless left to me for other spheres,
My voided body, nothing more to me, returning to the purifications, further offices,
 uses of the earth. 

O to bathe in the swimming-bath, or in a good pla...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...'Twas Crisis -- All the length had passed --
That dull -- benumbing time
There is in Fever or Event --
And now the Chance had come --

The instant holding in its claw
The privilege to live
Or warrant to report the Soul
The other side the Grave.

The Muscles grappled as with leads
That would not let the Will --
The Spirit shook the Adamant --
But could not make it feel.

The Second poised -- debated -- shot ...Read More

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