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Famous Beseeming Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Poe, Edgar Allan
...me down to your brow
Like- eyes of the maiden
Who calls on you now-
Arise! from your dreaming
In violet bowers,
To duty beseeming
These star-litten hours-
And shake from your tresses
Encumber'd with dew
The breath of those kisses
That cumber them too-
(O! how, without you, Love!
Could angels be blest?)
Those kisses of true Love
That lull'd ye to rest!
Up!- shake from your wing
Each hindering thing:
The dew of the night-
It would weigh down your flight
And true love caresses-
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by Milton, John
...sober laws,
And holy dictate of spare Temperance.
If every just man that now pines with want
Had but a moderate and beseeming share
Of that which lewdly-pampered Luxury
Now heaps upon some few with vast excess,
Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed
In unsuperfluous even proportion,
And she no whit encumbered with her store;
And then the Giver would be better thanked,
His praise due paid: for swinish gluttony
Ne'er looks to Heaven amidst his gorgeous feast,
But w...Read more of this...

by Spenser, Edmund
...h a great train ensuing. 
Above the rest were goodly to be seen 
Two gentle knights of lovely face and feature, 
Beseeming well the bower of any queen, 170 
With gifts of wit and ornaments of nature, 
Fit for so goodly stature, 
That like the twins of Jove they seem'd in sight 
Which deck the baldric of the heavens bright; 
They two, forth pacing to the river's side, 175 
Received those two fair brides, their love's delight; 
Which, at th' appointed tide, 
Each...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...the lash 
 Of rein and of scabbard of wild Kuzzilbash, 
 What lack you for changing your sob— 
 If not unto laughter beseeming a child— 
 To utterance milder, though they have defiled 
 The graves which they shrank not to rob? 
 
 "Would'st thou a trinket, a flower, or scarf, 
 Would'st thou have silver? I'm ready with half 
 These sequins a-shine in the sun! 
 Still more have I money—if you'll but speak!" 
 He spoke: and furious the cry of the Greek, 
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