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Famous Blow Over Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...Far to the Northward there lies a land, 
A wonderful land that the winds blow over, 
And none may fathom or understand 
The charm it holds for the restless rover; 
A great grey chaos -- a land half made, 
Where endless space is and no life stirreth; 
There the soul of a man will recoil afraid 
From the sphinx-like visage that Nature weareth. 
But old Dame Nature, though scornful, craves 
Her dole of death and her share of sla...Read More

by Bogan, Louise
...She has attained the permanence 
She dreamed of, where old stones lie sunning. 
Untended stalks blow over her 
Even and swift, like young men running. 

Always in the heart she loved 
Others had lived, -- she heard their laughter. 
She lies where none has lain before, 
Where certainly none will follow after....Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...d zero mornings when the snow lay white on the yellow ears in the bushel basket at the corncrib,
The same wind will now blow over the place here where his hands must dream of Illinois corn....Read More

by St Vincent Millay, Edna
...Ah, could I lay me down in this long grass
And close my eyes, and let the quiet wind
Blow over me—I am so tired, so tired
Of passing pleasant places! All my life,
Following Care along the dusty road,
Have I looked back at loveliness and sighed;
Yet at my hand an unrelenting hand
Tugged ever, and I passed. All my life long
Over my shoulder have I looked at peace;
And now I fain would lie in this long grass
And close my eyes.
 Yet onwa...Read More

by Nicolson, Adela Florence Cory
   I lay at your slender feet,
     And against their soft palms pressed,
   I fitted my face to rest.
   As winds blow over the sea
     From Citron gardens ashore,
   Came, through your scented hair,
     The breeze of the night to me.

   My lips grew arid and dry,
     My nerves were tense,
   Though your beauty soothe the eye
     It maddens the sense.
   Every curve of that beauty is known to me,
   Every tint of that delicate roseleaf skin,
     And the...Read More

by Aiken, Conrad
Music of flesh! Music of root and sod! 
Leaf touching leaf in the rain! 
Impalpable clouds of red ascend, 
Red clouds blow over my brain.

Did she await from me some sign of acceptance? 
I smoothed my hair with a faltering hand. 
I started a feeble smile, but the smile was frozen: 
Perhaps, I thought, I misunderstood. 
Is it to be conceived that I could attract her— 
This dull and futile flesh attract such fire? 
I,—with a trowel's dullness in hand and brain!— 
...Read More

by Davidson, John
...and I
are going to New York, to the circus.
He holds me
on his shoulders in the bitter wind:
scraps of white paper
blow over the railroad ties.

My father liked
to stand like this, to hold me
so he couldn't see me.
I remember
staring straight ahead
into the world my father saw;
I was learning
to absorb its emptiness,
the heavy snow
not falling, whirling around us....Read More

by Russell, George William
...Wind of the gentle summer night,
Dwell in the lilac tree,
Sway the blossoms clustered light,
Then blow over to me.

Wind, you are sometimes strong and great,
You frighten the ships at sea,
Now come floating your delicate freight
Out of the lilac tree,

Wind you must waver a gossamer sail
To ferry a scent so light,
Will you carry my love a message as frail
Through the hawk-haunted night?

For my heart is sometimes strange and wild,
Bitter and bold and...Read More

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