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Famous Brilliantly Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Levine, Philip
...ed the same sunlight filter through the rising dust 
from the two high windows. Beside the furnace a spider 
worked brilliantly downward from the burned-out, overhead bulb 
with a purpose you at that age could still comprehend. 
1937 would last only six more months. It was a Thursday. 
Rain was promised but never arrived. The brown spider worked 
with or without hope, though when the dusty sunlight caught 
in the web you beheld a design so perfect it remai...Read More

by Agustini, Delmira
...out.In the crystal clear East, Aurora'sBlushed beacon shines. FantasyIs donning a rare garment of gemsTo wander brilliantly over the waves.                              The blue sailUnfolds its private oriflamme to Aeolus…The supreme moment!…I tremble: do I know–Oh God!–what awaits me in unseen worlds?Perhaps a freshly picked bouquet of fragrant laurels,The golden fleece, a diamond scepter,A shipwreck, or the eternal crown of the Anointed Ones?… ...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...y departed—for till night none stayed. 
 But 'twixt the branches gazers could descry 
 The blackened hall lit up most brilliantly. 
 None dared approach—and this the reason why. 
 When died a noble Marquis of Lusace 
 'Twas custom for the heir who filled his place 
 Before assuming princely pomp and power 
 To sup one night in Corbus' olden tower. 
 From this weird meal he passed to the degree 
 Of Prince and Margrave; nor cou...Read More

by Akhmatova, Anna
...s fly lightly by. Even so,
I cannot understand what has arisen,
How, my son, into your prison
White nights stare so brilliantly.
Now once more they burn,
Eyes that focus like a hawk,
And, upon your cross, the talk
Is again of death.
[1939. Spring]


The word landed with a stony thud
Onto my still-beating breast.
Nevermind, I was prepared,
I will manage with the rest.

I have a lot of work to do today;
I need to slaughter memory,
Turn my...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...s,And snapp'd the cord in sunder of the tiesWhich bound that spirit brilliantly serene:In one short moment all I love has beenTorn from me, and dark silence now suppliesThose gentle tones; my heart, which bursts with sighs,Nor sight nor sound from weariness can screen:Yet doth my lady, by compassi...Read More

by Benet, William Rose
...r stilled, -- 
 All of the wonder 
 Gone that ever filled 
Its guise with glory. Oh, bird that I have killed, 
 How brilliantly you flew 
Across my rapturous vision when first I dreamed of you! 

 Yet I fling my soul on high with new endeavor, 
 And I ride the world below with a joyful mind. 
 I shall start a heron soon 
 In the marsh beneath the moon -- 
A wondrous silver heron its inner darkness fledges! 
 I beat forever 
 The fens and the sedges. 
 The pledge i...Read More

by Crane, Stephen
...The sage lectured brilliantly.
Before him, two images:
"Now this one is a devil,
And this one is me."
He turned away.
Then a cunning pupil
Changed the positions.

Turned the sage again:
"Now this one is a devil,
And this one is me."
The pupils sat, all grinning,
And rejoiced in the game.
But the sage was a sage....Read More

by Dunn, Stephen
...llets, he explained,
might go through the floor.
I said I'd catch it, wait, give me

a few minutes and, clear-eyed, brilliantly
afraid, I trapped it
with a pillow. I remember how it felt

when I got my hand, and how it burst
that hand open
when I took it outside, a strength

that must have come out of hopelessness
and the sudden light
and the trees. And I remember

the way he slapped the gun against
his open palm,
kept slapping it, and wouldn't speak....Read More

by Hughes, Ted
...w lags by stump and in hollow
Of a body that is bold to come

Across clearings, an eye,
A widening deepening greenness,
Brilliantly, concentratedly,
Coming about its own business

Till, with sudden sharp hot stink of fox
It enters the dark hole of the head.
The window is starless still; the clock ticks,
The page is printed....Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...resounds with the measured stroke of the hammer;
Under the fist's nervous blow, spurt out the sparks of the steel.
Brilliantly twines the golden flax round the swift-whirling spindles,
Through the strings of the yarn whizzes the shuttle away.

Far in the roads the pilot calls, and the vessels are waiting,
That to the foreigner's land carry the produce of home;
Others gladly approach with the treasures of far-distant regions,
High on the mast's lofty head flutters the...Read More

by Service, Robert William
Went serenely as a saint.

The sky was gentleness and love,
The sea soft-crooning as a dove;
Peace reigned so brilliantly profound
In every sight, in every sound. . . .
Alas, what mockery for me!
Can peace be mine till Man be free?...Read More

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