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Famous Billeted Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...indomitable will?
Are we no greater than the noise we make 
Along one blind atomic pilgrimage 
Whereon by crass chance billeted we go 
Because our brains and bones and cartilage 
Will have it so?
If this we say, then let us all be still 
About our share in it, and live and die 
More quietly thereby. 

Where was he going, this man against the sky? 
You know not, nor do I.
But this we know, if we know anything: 
That we may laugh and fight and sing 
And of our transien...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...Lord at midnight find,
"Yet Neither should be left behind.
"Where you may lye as chast in Bed,
"As Pearls together billeted.
"All Night embracing Arm in Arm,
"Like Chrystal pure with Cotton warm.

"But what is this to all the store
"Of Joys you see, and may make more!
"Try but a while, if you be wise:
"The Tryal neither Costs, nor Tyes.
Now Fairfax seek her promis'd faith:
Religion that dispensed hath;
Which She hence forward does begin;
The Nuns smooth Tongu...Read More

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