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Famous Bequeaths Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dickinson, Emily
...ow, what life or death can do
Is immaterial.
Insulting is the sun
To him whose mortal light
Beguiled of immortality
Bequeaths him to the night.
Extinct be every hum
In deference to him
Whose garden wrestles with the dew,
At daybreak overcome!...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
Of place, time, and their bodies.
Emulous spirits make discord,

Try entry, enter nightmares
Until his chisel bequeaths
Them life livelier than ours,
A solider repose than death's....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...rer vast, 
After assiduous years, surveying results, preparing for departure, 
Devises houses and lands to his children—bequeaths stocks, goods—funds for a
 or hospital, 
Leaves money to certain companions to buy tokens, souvenirs of gems and gold; 
Parceling out with care—And then, to prevent all cavil,
His name to his testament formally signs. 

But I, my life surveying, 
With nothing to show, to devise, from its idle years, 
Nor houses, nor lands—nor tokens of ...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily ancient shrub
But ancienter than that
The Firmamental Lilac
Upon the Hill tonight --
The Sun subsiding on his Course
Bequeaths this final Plant
To Contemplation -- not to Touch --
The Flower of Occident.
Of one Corolla is the West --
The Calyx is the Earth --
The Capsules burnished Seeds the Stars
The Scientist of Faith
His research has but just begun --
Above his synthesis
The Flora unimpeachable
To Time's Analysis --
"Eye hath not seen" may possibly
Be current with t...Read More

by Joyce, James
...hing forth 
From the grey deserts of the north? 

That mood of thine 
Is his, if thou but scan it well, 
Who a mad tale bequeaths to us 
At ghosting hour conjurable -- - 
And all for some strange name he read 
In Purchas or in Holinshed....Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...ruly bright and holy Thwaites
That weeping at the Altar waites.

But the glad Youth away her bears,
And to the Nuns bequeaths her Tears:
Who guiltily their Prize bemoan,
Like Gipsies that a Child hath stoln.
Thenceforth (as when th' Inchantment ends
The Castle vanishes or rends)
The wasting Cloister with the rest
Was in one instant dispossest.

At the demolishing, this Seat
To Fairfax fell as by Escheat.
And what both Nuns and Founders will'd
'Tis likely bette...Read More

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