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Famous Black Magic Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e demon in the woods 
Was once a man, who driven by evil tongues 
From all his fellows, lived alone, and came 
To learn black magic, and to hate his kind 
With such a hate, that when he died, his soul 
Became a Fiend, which, as the man in life 
Was wounded by blind tongues he saw not whence, 
Strikes from behind. This woodman showed the cave 
From which he sallies, and wherein he dwelt. 
We saw the hoof-print of a horse, no more.' 

Then Arthur, 'Let who goes befo...Read more of this...



by Graves, Robert
...To the woods, to the woods is the wizard gone;
In his grotto the maiden sits alone. 
She gazes up with a weary smile 
At the rafter-hanging crocodile, 
The slowly swinging crocodile. 
Scorn has she of her master’s gear, 
Cauldron, alembic, crystal sphere, 
Phial, philtre—“Fiddlededee 
For all such trumpery trash!” quo’ she. 
“A soldier is the l...Read more of this...

by Dyke, Henry Van
...assed along my way, 
With anger in my heart, too deep for words, 
Against that grove of evil-sheltering trees, 
And the black magic of the croaking birds....Read more of this...

by Nash, Ogden
...like putting
cold cream on your face or applying a touch of lipstick they seem to
think that you are up to some kind of black magic like a priestess of Voodoo.
And they are brave and calm and cool and collected about the ailments
of the person they have promised to honor and cherish,
But the minute they get a sniffle or a stomachache of their own, why
you'd think they were about to perish,
And when you are alone with them they ignore all the minor courtesies
and as for ai...Read more of this...

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