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Famous Day One Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Godolphin, Sidney
...CLORIS, it is not thy disdaine 
 Can ever cover with dispaire 
 Or in cold ashes hide that care 
Which I have fedd with soe long paine, 
I may perhaps myne eyes refraine 5 
And fruiteless wordes noe more impart, 
But yet still serve, still serve thee in my hearte. 

What though I spend my haplesse dayes 
 In finding entertainements out, 
 Carelesse of ...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 With sore heart forced to stay: 
 Why fell the blow Fate only understands! 
 God took my home away. 
 To-day one daughter and one son remain 
 Of all my goodly show: 
 Wellnigh in solitude my dark hours wane; 
 God takes my children now. 
 Linger, ye two still left me! though decays 
 Our nest, our hearts remain; 
 In gloom of death your mother silent prays, 
 I in this life of pain. 
 Martyr of Sion! holding Thee in sight, 
 I'll drain this cup ...Read More

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