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Famous Blaspheme Poems by Famous Poets

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by Thomas, Dylan

The majesty and burning of the child's death.
I shall not murder
The mankind of her going with a grave truth
Nor blaspheme down the stations of the breath
With any further
Elegy of innocence and youth.

Deep with the first dead lies London's daughter,
Robed in the long friends,
The grains beyond age, the dark veins of her mother,
Secret by the unmourning water
Of the riding Thames.
After the first death, there is no other....Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...go on?


By anguish which made pale the sun, 
I hear Him charge his saints that none 
Among his creatures anywhere 
Blaspheme against Him with despair, 
However darkly days go on.


Take from my head the thorn-wreath brown!
No mortal grief deserves that crown.
O supreme Love, chief misery,
The sharp regalia are for Thee
Whose days eternally go on!


For us, —whatever's undergone,
Thou knowest, willest what is done,
Grief may be joy misunderstood; 
Only the ...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...n a sweet hosanna sung,
And blest their Savior's name;
They gave Him honor with their tongue,
While scribes and priests blaspheme.

Samuel the child was weaned and brought
To wait upon the Lord:
Young Timothy betimes was taught
To know his holy Word.

Then why should I so long delay
What others learnt so soon?
I would not pass another day
Without this work begun....Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...sick, go raise the dead,
Go cast out devils in my name;
Nor let my prophets be afraid,
Though Greeks reproach, and Jews blaspheme.

"Teach all the nations my commands,
I'm with you till the world shall end;
All power is trusted to my hands,
I can destroy, and I defend."

He spake, and light shone round his head
On a bright cloud to heav'n he rode;
They to the farthest nations spread
The grace of their ascended God....Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...ed on himself unto blindness, who made men blind to behold?
Cry out, for his kingdom is shaken; cry out, for the people blaspheme;
Cry aloud till his godhead awaken; what doth he to sleep and to dream?
Cry, cut yourselves, gash you with knives and with scourges, heap on to you dust;
Is his life but as other gods' lives? is not this the Lord God of your trust?
Is not this the great God of your sires, that with souls and with bodies was fed,
And the world was on flame with his ...Read More

by Keats, John
...s old labour,
 When, who---who did dare
To tie for a moment, thy plant round his brow,
 And grin and look proudly,
 And blaspheme so loudly,
And live for that honour, to stoop to thee now?
 O Delphic Apollo!...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
..., too, like a lord. He keeps another's wife, which is a spice  Of solemn greatness ; and he dares, at dice, Blaspheme God greatly ; or some poor hind beat,  That breathes in his dog's way : and this is great. Nay more, for greatness sake, he will be one  May hear my epigrams, but like of none. SURLY, use other arts, these only can  Style thee a most great fool, but no great man. [AJ Notes:cry his own up neat, facilely pra...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...And grace was all their song.

But now our souls are seized with shame,
Confusion fills our face,
To hear the enemy blaspheme,
And fools reproach thy grace.

Yet have we not forgot our God,
Nor falsely dealt with heav'n,
Nor have our steps declined the road
Of duty thou hast giv'n;

Though dragons all around us roar
With their destructive breath,
And thine own hand has bruised us sore
Hard by the gates of death.


We are exposed all day to die
As martyr...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...not a soul amongst us knows
The time of thy return.


How long, eternal God, how long
Shall men of pride blaspheme?
Shall saints be made their endless song,
And bear immortal shame?

Canst thou for ever sit and hear
Thine holy name profaned?
And still thy jealousy forbear,
And still withhold thine hand?

What strange deliv'rance hast thou shown
In ages long before!
And now no other God we own,
No other God adore.

Thou didst divide the raging sea
By thy res...Read More

by Barlow, Joel
...increase the woe, 
With taunting smiles a song of Zion claim; 
Bid sacred praise in strains melodious flow, 
While they blaspheme the great Jehovah's name. 

But how, in heathen chains and lands unknown, 
Shall Israel's sons a song of Zion raise? 
O hapless Salem, God's terrestrial throne, 
Thou land of glory, sacred mount of praise. 

If e'er my memory lose thy lovely name, 
If my cold heart neglect my kindred race, 
Let dire destruction seize this guilty frame; 
My ...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...hat pious souls endure;
Through all their life oppression reigns,
And racks the humble poor.

Their impious tongues blaspheme
The everlasting God;
Their malice blasts the good man's name,
And spreads their lies abroad.

But I with flowing tears
Indulged my doubts to rise;
"Is there a God that sees or hears
The things below the skies?"

The tumults of my thought
Held me in hard suspense,
Till to thy house my feet were brought,
To learn thy justice thence.

Thy word...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
There's not a soul amongst us knows
The time of thy return.

How long, eternal God, how long
Shall men of pride blaspheme?
Shall saints be made their endless song,
And bear immortal shame?

Canst thou for ever sit and bear
Thine holy name profaned?
And still thy jealousy forbear,
And still withhold thine hand?

What strange deliv'rance hast thou shown
In ages long before !
And now no other God we own,
No other God adore.

Thou didst divide the raging sea
By thy re...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
...Bid Ocean howl, and Nature weep; 
'Till the Creator blush to see 
How horrible His World can be; 
While I will glory to blaspheme, 
And make the joys of hell my theme. 
Hah! check this frenzy, spare my soul, 
O'er my parch'd cheek soft sorrows roll, 
Subdue this vain impassion'd rage, 
An atom's energies assuage; 
Nor let a mortal wretch presume 
To invocate so dire a doom. 
What tho' the EAGLE sits forlorn 
And swoln and sad awaits the morn, 
When he may wave his gol...Read More

by Allingham, William
...g screech,
And soon from house to house is heard the cry
Of female sorrow, swelling loud and high, 
Which makes the men blaspheme between their teeth.
Meanwhile, o'er fence and watery field beneath,
The little army moves through drizzling rain;
A 'Crowbar' leads the Sheriff's nag; the lane
Is enter'd, and their plashing tramp draws near,
One instant, outcry holds its breath to hear
"Halt!" - at the doors they form in double line, 
And ranks of polish'd rifles wetly shine....Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...nger must possess those envy'd Charms, 
The single Treasure of his House, and Arms: 
Giving, by this thy Fall, cause to Blaspheme 
To all the Heathen the Almighty Name. 
For which the Sword shall still thy Race pursue, 
And, in revolted Israel's scornful View, 
Thy captiv'd Wives shall be in Triumph led 
Unto a bold Usurper's shameful Bed; 
Who from thy Bowels sprung shall seize thy Throne, 
And scourge thee by a Sin beyond thy own. 
Thou hast thy Fault in secret Dark...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...such a one, 
A rogue of canzonets and serenades. 
I loved her. Peace be with her. She is dead. 
So they blaspheme the muse! But great is song 
Used to great ends: ourself have often tried 
Valkyrian hymns, or into rhythm have dashed 
The passion of the prophetess; for song 
Is duer unto freedom, force and growth 
Of spirit than to junketing and love. 
Love is it? Would this same mock-love, and this 
Mock-Hymen were laid up like winter bats, 
Till all men g...Read More

by Patmore, Coventry
And, lo, what one sweet page can teach,
They read with joy, then shut the book.
And some give thanks, and some blaspheme
And most forget; but, either way,
That and the Child's unheeded dream
Is all the light of all their day....Read More

by Khayyam, Omar
...that in a Trice
Life's leaden Metal into Gold transmute. 

Why, be this Juice the growth of God, who dare
Blaspheme the twisted tendril as Snare?
A Blessing, we should use it, should we not?
And if a Curse -- why, then, Who set it there? 

But leave the Wise to wrangle, and with me
The Quarrel of the Universe let be:
And, in some corner of the Hubbub couch'd,
Make Game of that which makes as much of Thee. 

For in and out, above, about...Read More

by Service, Robert William
Yet how I'd ha' treasured a woman, and the sweet, warm kiss of a child!
Well, 'tis Thy world, and Thou knowest. I blaspheme and my ways be rude;
But I've lived my life as I found it, and I've done my best to be good;
I, the primitive toiler, half naked and grimed to the eyes,
Sweating it deep in their ditches, swining it stark in their styes;
Hurling down forests before me, spanning tumultuous streams;
Down in the ditch building o'er me palaces fairer than dreams;
Borin...Read More

by Herbert, George to thee.
I will not marry; or, if she be mine, 
She and her children shall be thine.
My bosom friend, if he blaspheme thy name, 
I will tear thence his love and fame.
One half of me being gone, the rest I give
Unto some Chapel, die or live.
As for thy passion - But of that anon, 
When with the other I have done.
For thy predestination I'll contrive, 
That three years hence, if I survive, 
I'll build a spittle, or mend common ways, 
But mend mine own wi...Read More

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