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Famous Bloodstain Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg
...orn in its gnarly fashion
is content to stand alone
berries (the very tint of passion)
that birds are wont to feed upon
bloodstain the shortened day

a stubborn tree that speaks
of crusty age - its thorns alert
to any too-spirited invasion
who comes (it seems to say) gets hurt 
not those birds with juicy beaks
insects swarm – by invitation

come may though – winter fading
may tree with its prickly pride
sprouts white in prim rejoicing
hunches around at eastertide
spry uncle w...Read More

by Kunitz, Stanley with them
that timeless summer day
when you stumbled out of the wood,
distracted, with your white blouse torn
and a bloodstain on your skirt.
"Do you believe?" you asked.
Between us, through the years,
we pieced enough together
to make the story real:
how you encountered on the path
a pack of sleek, grey hounds,
trailed by a dumbshow retinue
in leather shrouds; and how
you were led, through leafy ways,
into the presence of a royal stag,
flaming in his chestnut coa...Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...reaks from the town; and none escape, 
Aged or young in Christian shape; 
While your fellows on foot, in a fiery mass, 
Bloodstain the breach through which they pass. 
The steeds are all bridled, and snort to the rein; 
Curved is each neck, and flowing each main; 
White is the foam of their champ on the bit: 
The spears are uplifted; the matches are lit; 
The cannon are pointed, and ready to roar, 
And crush the wall they have crumbled before: 
Forms in his phalanx each J...Read More

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