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Famous Blazing Poems by Famous Poets

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by Thomas, Dylan
...en and back, as he
would take it wet or fire on Christmas Day or Doomsday; sometimes two hale young men, with big pipes blazing,
no overcoats and wind blown scarfs, would trudge, unspeaking, down to the forlorn sea, to work up an appetite,
to blow away the fumes, who knows, to walk into the waves until nothing of them was left but the two furling
smoke clouds of their inextinguishable briars. Then I would be slap-dashing home, the gravy smell of the
dinners of others, the...Read More



by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...ime, were sung by the angelic choirs, 
When rising from chaotic state the earth 
Orbicular was seen, and over head 
The blazing sun, moon, planet, and each light 
That gilds the firmament, rush'd into view. 


Thus did the sun of revelation shine 
Full on the earth, and grateful were its beams: 
Its beams were grateful to the chosen seed, 
To all whose works were worthy of the day. 
But creatures lucifuge, whose ways were dark, 
Ere this in shades of paganism hid, 
Di...Read More

by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...et and rattling hail, secure he sits 
In some thatch'd cottage fearless of the storm; 
While on the hearth a fire still blazing high 
Chears every mind, and nature fits serene 
On ev'ry countenance, such the joys 
And such the fate of those whom heav'n hath bless'd 
With souls enamour'd of a country life. 



EUGENIO. 
Much wealth and pleasure agriculture brings; 
Far in the woods she raises palaces, 
Puisant states and crowded realms where late 
A desart plain or fro...Read More

by Smart, Christopher
..., 
Which hid in earth from man's device, 
 Their darts of lustre sheathe; 
The jasper of the master's stamp, 
The topaz blazing like a lamp, 
 Among the mines beneath. 

 XXVII 
Blest was the tenderness he felt 
When to his graceful harp he knelt, 
 And did for audience call; 
When Satan with his hand he quell'd 
And in serene suspense he held 
 The frantic throes of Saul. 

 XXVIII 
His furious foes no more malign'd 
As he such melody divin'd, 
 And sense and soul de...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...ough a wilderness sombre with forests,
Day after day they glided adown the turbulent river;
Night after night, by their blazing fires, encamped on its borders.
Now through rushing chutes, among green islands, where plumelike
Cotton-trees nodded their shadowy crests, they swept with the current,
Then emerged into broad lagoons, where silvery sand-bars
Lay in the stream, and along the wimpling waves of their margin,
Shining with snow-white plumes, large flocks of pelicans w...Read More



by Keats, John
...arp pain for Saturn's voice.
But one of the whole mammoth-brood still kept
His sov'reigny, and rule, and majesy;---
Blazing Hyperion on his orbed fire
Still sat, still snuff'd the incense, teeming up
From man to the sun's God: yet unsecure:
For as among us mortals omens drear
Fright and perplex, so also shuddered he---
Not at dog's howl, or gloom-bird's hated screech,
Or the familiar visiting of one
Upon the first toll of his passing-bell,
Or prophesyings of the midnight ...Read More

by Bukowski, Charles
...a house, children.
expenses, most probably
a girlfreind.

I am sorry for him
he is caught.

I walk onto the blazing
sunshine.
the whole day is
mine
temporailiy,
anyhow.

(the whole world is at the
throat of the world,
everybody feels angry,
short-changed, cheated,
everybody is despondent,
dissillusioned)

I welcomed shots of
peace, tattered shards of
happiness.

I embraced that stuff
like the hottest number,
like high heels,breasts,
singing,the
works.<...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...on, darling, you and I,
until the stars tick out a lullaby
 about each cosmic pro and con;
nothing changes, for all the blazing of
our drastic jargon, but clock hands that move
 implacably from twelve to one. 

We raise our arguments like sitting ducks
to knock them down with logic or with luck
 and contradict ourselves for fun;
the waitress holds our coats and we put on
the raw wind like a scarf; love is a faun
 who insists his playmates run. 

Now you, my intellectu...Read More

by Milton, John
...wards Eden, which now in his view 
Lay pleasant, his grieved look he fixes sad; 
Sometimes towards Heaven, and the full-blazing sun, 
Which now sat high in his meridian tower: 
Then, much revolving, thus in sighs began. 
O thou, that, with surpassing glory crowned, 
Lookest from thy sole dominion like the God 
Of this new world; at whose sight all the stars 
Hide their diminished heads; to thee I call, 
But with no friendly voice, and add thy name, 
Of Sun! to tell thee h...Read More

by Milton, John
...ich having passed, 
At length into the limits of the north 
They came; and Satan to his royal seat 
High on a hill, far blazing, as a mount 
Raised on a mount, with pyramids and towers 
From diamond quarries hewn, and rocks of gold; 
The palace of great Lucifer, (so call 
That structure in the dialect of men 
Interpreted,) which not long after, he 
Affecting all equality with God, 
In imitation of that mount whereon 
Messiah was declared in sight of Heaven, 
The Mountain of t...Read More

by Milton, John
...ld environs round, 
Kindled through agitation to a flame, 
Which oft, they say, some evil Spirit attends, 
Hovering and blazing with delusive light, 
Misleads the amazed night-wanderer from his way 
To bogs and mires, and oft through pond or pool; 
There swallowed up and lost, from succour far. 
So glistered the dire Snake, and into fraud 
Led Eve, our credulous mother, to the tree 
Of prohibition, root of all our woe; 
Which when she saw, thus to her guide she spake....Read More

by Whittier, John Greenleaf
...a mimic flame 
Outside the sparkling drift became, 
And through the bare-boughed lilac-tree 
Our own warm hearth seemed blazing free. 
The crane and pendent trammels showed, 
The Turks' heads on the andirons glowed; 
While childish fancy, prompt to tell 
The meaning of the miracle, 
Whispered the old rhyme: "Under the tree, 
When fire outdoors burns merrily, 
There the witches are making tea." 
The moon above the eastern wood 
Shone at its full; the hill-range stood 
...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...
The glad clear sound of one’s own voice, the merry song, the natural life of the woods,
 the
 strong
 day’s work, 
The blazing fire at night, the sweet taste of supper, the talk, the bed of hemlock boughs,
 and
 the
 bear-skin; 
—The house-builder at work in cities or anywhere,
The preparatory jointing, squaring, sawing, mortising, 
The hoist-up of beams, the push of them in their places, laying them regular, 
Setting the studs by their tenons in the mortises, according as t...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...the beautiful, the brave, 
The lonely hope of Sestos' daughter. 
Oh! when alone along the sky 
Her turret-torch was blazing high, 
Though rising gale, and breaking foam, 
And shrieking sea-birds warn'd him home; 
And clouds aloft and tides below, 
With signs and sounds, forbade to go, 
He could not see, he would not hear, 
Or sound or sign foreboding fear; 
His eye but saw the light of love, 
The only star it hail'd above; 
His ear but rang with Hero's song, 
"Ye waves, d...Read More

by Goldsmith, Oliver
...where Pleasure holds her midnight reign
Here, richly decked, admits the gorgeous train;
Tumultuous grandeur crowds the blazing square,
The rattling chariots clash, the torches glare.
Sure scenes like these no troubles e'er annoy!
Sure these denote one universal joy!
Are these thy serious thoughts?—Ah, turn thine eyes
Where the poor houseless shivering female lies.
She once, perhaps, in a village plenty blessed,
Has wept at tales of innocence distressed;
Her modest lo...Read More

by Masefield, John
...me then. I felt 
I'd like to hit the world a belt. 
I felt that I could fly through air, 
A screaming star with blazing hair, 
A rushing comet, crackling, numbing 
The folk with fear of judgment coming, 
A 'Lijah in a fiery car, 
Coming to tell folk what they are. 
"That's what I'll do," I shouted loud. 
"I'll tell this sanctimonious crowd 
This town of window peeping, prying, 
Maligning, peering, hinting, lying, 
Male and female human blots 
Who would, but da...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis
...n of living red,
Majestic frowned the mountain head,
"Tell me my fault," was all he said. 

When, at high Noon, the blazing sky
Scorched in his head each haggard eye,
Then keenest rose his weary cry. 

And when at Eve the unpitying sun
Smiled grimly on the solemn fun,
"Alack," he sighed, "what HAVE I done?" 

But saddest, darkest was the sight,
When the cold grasp of leaden Night
Dashed him to earth, and held him tight. 

Tortured, unaided, and alone,
Thunders wer...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...les could dye
In hues outshining heaven--and ever she
Added some grace to the wrought poesy:--

While on her hearth lay blazing many a piece
Of sandal-wood, rare gums, and cinnamon.
Men scarcely know how beautiful fire is;
Each flame of it is as a precious stone
Dissolved in ever-moving light, and this
Belongs to each and all who gaze thereon.'
The Witch beheld it not, for in her hand
She held a woof that dimmed the burning brand.

This Lady never slept, but lay i...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...HIRD VOICE:
She is a small island, asleep and peaceful,
And I am a white ship hooting: Goodbye, goodbye.
The day is blazing. It is very mournful.
The flowers in this room are red and tropical.
They have lived behind glass all their lives, they have been cared for
 tenderly.
Now they face a winter of white sheets, white faces.
There is very little to go into my suitcase.

There are the clothes of a fat woman I do not know.
There is my comb and b...Read More

by Padel, Ruth
...it aria. For fade-out. Suddenly there he is
In the avenue, the man she's written to - Charon
Gazing at her with blazing eyes! Darth Vader
From Star Wars. She's trapped, in a house she didn't realize
Was burning. Her letter was a gate to the inferno.
........
(This poem appeared in Pushkin: An Anthology, ed. E. Feinstein, Carcanet 1999)...Read More

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