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Famous Blights Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
Never Boreas’ hoary path,
Never Eurus’ pois’nous breath,
Never baleful stellar lights,
Taint thee with untimely blights!
Never, never reptile thief
Riot on thy virgin leaf!
Nor even Sol too fiercely view
Thy bosom blushing still with dew!

 May’st thou long, sweet crimson gem,
Richly deck thy native stem;
Till some ev’ning, sober, calm,
Dropping dews, and breathing balm,
While all around the woodland rings,
And ev’ry bird thy requiem sings;
Thou, amid the dirgeful so...Read More

by Blake, William
...alace walls

But most thro' midnight streets I hear
How the youthful Harlots curse
Blasts the new-born Infants tear
And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse...Read More

by Brontë, Emily the wild-briar fair?
Then scorn the silly rose-wreath now
And deck thee with the holly's sheen,
That when December blights thy brow
He may still leave thy garland green....Read More

by Tsvetaeva, Marina
...e don't collect.
In the body as in a marsh,
In the body as in a crypt.
In the body as in furthest
Exile. It blights.
In the body as in a secret,
In the body as in the vice
Of an iron mask....Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...nto her would-be perfect motions, modes, effects, and features 
Admitting cramps, black humours, wan decay, and baleful blights, 
 Distress into delights?" 


- "Ah! know'st thou not her secret yet, her vainly veiled deficience, 
 Whence it comes that all unwittingly she wounds the lives she 
 That sightless are those orbs of hers?--which bar to her 
Brings those fearful unfulfilments, that red ravage through her zones 
 Whereat all creation groans.Read More

by Moore, Thomas
...every ray, 
And that light heart, so joyous now, 
Almost forget it once was gay. 

For time will come with all its blights, 
The ruin'd hope, the friend unkind, 
And love, that leaves, where'er it lights, 
A chill'd or burning heart behind: 
While youth, that now like snow appears, 
Ere sullied by the darkening rain, 
When once 'tis touch'd by sorrow's tears, 
Can never shine so bright again....Read More

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