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Famous Depletion Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wilbur, Richard
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It made no earthly sense, unless to show
How whatsoever love elects to bless
Brims to a sweet excess
That can without depletion overflow.

Which is to say that what love sees is true;
That this world's fullness is not made but found.
Life hungers to abound
And pour its plenty out for such as you.

Now, if your loves will lend an ear to mine,
I toast you both, good son and dear new daughter.
May you not lack for water,
And may that water smack of Cana's wine....Read More



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