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Famous Congregate Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg
...(a) radical

ban all fires
and places where people congregate
to create comfort
put an end to sleep
good cooking
and the delectation of wine
tear lovers apart
piss on the sun and moon
degut all heavenly harmony
strike out across the bitter ice
and the poisonous marshes

make (if you dare) a better world

(b) expect poison from standing water
lake erie
why not as a joke one night
pick up your bed and ...Read More

by Heaney, Seamus
...h of the house, a black divide
Like a freshly opened, pungent, reeking trench.


Piss at the gable, the dead will congregate.
But separately. The women after dark,
Hunkering there a moment before bedtime,
The only time the soul was let alone,
The only time that face and body calmed
In the eye of heaven.

Buttermilk and urine,
The pantry, the housed beasts, the listening bedroom.
We were all together there in a foretime,
In a knowledge that might not tran...Read More

by Seeger, Alan
...the silken supple forms beneath 
To all the bliss the measures breathe and all the madness they suggest. 

Crowds congregate and make a ring. Four deep they stand and strain to see 
The tango in its ecstasy of glowing lives that clasp and cling. 

Lithe limbs relaxed, exalted eyes fastened on vacancy, they seem 
To float upon the perfumed stream of some voluptuous Paradise, 

Or, rapt in some Arabian Night, to rock there, cradled and subdued, 
In a luxurious l...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...mbrance and attention. 

But there are demons that are longer-lived 
Than doubts that have a brief and evil term
To congregate among the futile shards 
And architraves of eminent collapse. 
They are a many-favored family, 
All told, with not a misbegotten dwarf 
Among the rest that I can love so little
As one occult abortion in especial 
Who perches on a picture (when it’s done) 
And says, “What of it, Rembrandt, if you do?” 
This incubus would seem to be a sort 
Of c...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
We swelter like firedogs in the wind.
The sun puts its cinder out. Where we lie
The heat-cracked crickets congregate
In their black armorplate and cry.
The day-moon lights up like a sorry mother,
And the crickets come creeping into our hair
To fiddle the short night away....Read More

by Frost, Robert
...How countlessly they congregate
O'er our tumultuous snow,
Which flows in shapes as tall as trees
When wintry winds do blow!--

As if with keeness for our fate,
Our faltering few steps on
To white rest, and a place of rest
Invisible at dawn,--

And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those starts like somw snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight....Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...athers black they pass their eager beaks. 
 Forth from the forest's distant depth, from bald and barren peaks, 
 They congregate in hungry flocks and rend their gory prey. 
 Woe to that flaunting army's pride, so vaunting yesterday! 
 That formidable host, alas! is coldly nerveless now 
 To drive the vulture from his gorge, or scare the carrion crow. 
 Were now that host again mine own, with banner broad unfurled, 
 With it I would advance and win the empire of the wor...Read More

by Collins, Billy
or some lover in a myth who is metamorphosed into a book.

It means treasury, but it is just a place
where words congregate with their relatives,
a big park where hundreds of family reunions
are always being held,
house, home, abode, dwelling, lodgings, and digs,
all sharing the same picnic basket and thermos;
hairy, hirsute, woolly, furry, fleecy, and shaggy
all running a sack race or throwing horseshoes,
inert, static, motionless, fixed and immobile
standing and knee...Read More

by Scott, Duncan Campbell
...ll their eyries, eagles shall mourn thy fate,
And leaving on the lonely crags and scaurs
Their unprotected young, shall congregate
High in the tenuous heaven and anger the sun
With screams, and with a wild audacity
Dare all the battle danger of thy flight;
Till weary with combat one shall desert the light,
Fall like a bolt of thunder and check his fall
On the high ledge, smoky with mist and cloud,
Where his neglected eaglets shriek aloud,
And drawing the film across his sover...Read More

by Larkin, Philip
...ages of sousing,
A furious devout drench,

And I should raise in the east
A glass of water
Where any-angled light
Would congregate endlessly....Read More

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