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Famous Epithalamium Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Joyce, James
...Go seek her out all courteously, 
And say I come, 
Wind of spices whose song is ever 
O, hurry over the dark lands 
And run upon the sea 
For seas and lands shall not divide us 
My love and me. 

Now, wind, of your good courtesy 
I pray you go, 
And come into her little garden 
And sing at her window; 
Singing: The bridal wind is blowing 
For Love is at his noon; 
And soon will your true love be with you, 
Soon, O soon....Read More

by Seeger, Alan were all about
Mingling in universal harmonies,
As though, responsive to the chords they woke,
All Nature into sweet epithalamium broke.

And still they think a spirit haunts the place:
'Tis said, when Night has drawn her jewelled pall
And through the branches twinkling fireflies trace
Their mimic constellations, if it fall
That one should see the moon rise through the lace
Of blossomy boughs above the garden wall,
That surely would he take great ill thereof
And famish...Read More

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