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Famous Hold Your Own Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...truth--I knew not what I sought.

"I rose at dawn; I wandered on. 'Tis somewhat fine and grand
To be alone and hold your own in God's vast awesome land;
Come woe or weal, 'tis fine to feel a hundred miles between
The trails you dare and pathways where the feet of men have been.

"And so it fell on me a spell of wander-lust was cast.
The land was still and strange and chill, and cavernous and vast;
And sad and dead, and dull as lead, the valleys sought the sno...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ned future, crowned with fire, 
And tread you out for ever: but howso'er 
Fixed in yourself, never in your own arms 
To hold your own, deny not hers to her, 
Give her the child! O if, I say, you keep 
One pulse that beats true woman, if you loved 
The breast that fed or arm that dandled you, 
Or own one port of sense not flint to prayer, 
Give her the child! or if you scorn to lay it, 
Yourself, in hands so lately claspt with yours, 
Or speak to her, your dearest, her one fau...Read more of this...

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