Famous Canvass Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Canvass poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous canvass poems. These examples illustrate what a famous canvass poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Arnold, Matthew
I ask not that my bed of death
From bands of greedy heirs be free;
For these besiege the latest breath
Of fortune's favoured sons, not me.
I ask not each kind soul...Read More
by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Morn in the wake of the morning star
Came furrowing all the orient into gold.
We rose, and each by other drest with care
Descended to the court that...Read More
by Trumbull, John
The Sun, who never stops to dine,
Two hours had pass'd the mid-way line,
And driving at his usual rate,
Lash'd on his downward car of state.
And now expired the short vacation,
by Eliot, George
The sky is cloudy, yellowed by the smoke.
For view there are the houses opposite
Cutting the sky with one long line of wall
Like solid fog: far as...Read More
by Field, Eugene
Whenas ye plaisaunt Aperille shoures have washed and purged awaye
Ye poysons and ye rheums of earth to make a merrie May,
Ye shraddy boscage of ye woods ben full of...Read More
by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
Blessed with a joy that only she
Of all alive shall ever know,
She wears a proud humility
For what it was that willed it so -
That her degree should be so...Read More
by Southey, Robert
See'st thou not William that the scorching Sun
By this time half his daily race has run?
The savage thrusts his light canoe to shore
And hurries homeward with his fishy...Read More
O LUCKLESS bark! new waves will force you back
To sea. O, haste to make the haven yours!
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