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Famous Entomb Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Chesterton, G K
...earth and altar, 
Bow down and hear our cry, 
Our earthly rulers falter, 
Our people drift and die; 
The walls of gold entomb us, 
The swords of scorn divide, 
Take not thy thunder from us, 
But take away our pride. 

From all that terror teaches, 
From lies of tongue and pen, 
From all the easy speeches 
That comfort cruel men, 
From sale and profanation 
Of honour and the sword, 
From sleep and from damnation, 
Deliver us, good Lord. 

Tie in a living tether 
The p...Read More



by Field, Eugene
...When Father Time swings round his scythe,
Entomb me 'neath the bounteous vine,
So that its juices, red and blithe,
May cheer these thirsty bones of mine.

"Elsewise with tears and bated breath
Should I survey the life to be.
But oh! How should I hail the death
That brings that--vinous grace to me!"

So sung the dauntless Saracen,
Whereat the Prophet-Chief ordains
That, curst of Allah, loathe...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...he flood.

With the spirits blest he feeds,--
Leaves us here in gloom;
We can only praise his deeds,
And his corpse entomb.

Farewell-gifts, then, hither bring,
Sound the death-note sad!
Bury with him everything
That can make him glad!

'Neath his head the hatchet hide
That he boldly swung;
And the bear's fat haunch beside,
For the road is long;

And the knife, well sharpened,
That, with slashes three,
Scalp and skin from foeman's head
Tore off skilfully.

And to ...Read More

by Drayton, Michael
..., 
The strong-built trophies to her living fame, 
Ever henceforth my bosom be your hearse, 
Wherein the world shall now entomb her name. 
Enclose my music, you poor senseless walls, 
Since she is deaf and will not hear my moans, 
Soften yourselves with every tear that falls, 
Whilst I, like Orpheus, sing to trees and stones, 
Which with my plaint seem yet with pity mov'd, 
Kinder than she whom I so long have lov'd....Read More

by Warton, Thomas
...erlin's aid, from Scythia's shore,
To Amber's fatal plain Pendragon bore,
Huge frame of giant-hands, the mighty pile
T' entomb his Britons slain by Hengist's guile:
Or Druid priests, sprinkled with human gore,
Taught 'mid thy massy maze their mystic lore:
Or Danish chiefs, enrich'd with savage spoil,
To Victory's idol vast, an unhewn shrine,
Rear'd the rude heap: or, in thy hallow'd round,
Repose the kings of Brutus' genuine line;
Or here those kings in solemn state were crow...Read More



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