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Famous Lighter Than Air Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Mueller, Lisel
...German poet
in which the woods stood safe
under the moon's milky eye
and the white fog in the meadows
aspired to become lighter than air....Read More



by Petrarch, Francesco
...y counsellor to be:"My power," she said, "is more than mortals know—Lighter than air, I, in an instant, makeTheir hearts exult or ache,I loose and bind whate'er is seen below;Thine eyes, upon that sun, as eagles', bend,But to my words with willing ears attend. "The day when...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...If this importunate heart trouble your peace
With words lighter than air,
Or hopes that in mere hoping flicker and cease;
Crumple the rose in your hair;
And cover your lips with odorous twilight and say,
'O Hearts of wind-blown flame!
O Winds, older than changing of night and day,
That murmuring and longing came
From marble cities loud with tabors of old
In dove-grey faery lands;
From battle-banners, fold upon pu...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...oney, and wine,
Those merry couples dancing in tune,
And the white body that lay by mine;
But the tale, though words be lighter than air.
Must live to be old like the wandering moon.

Caoilte, and Conan, and Finn were there,
When we followed a deer with our baying hounds.
With Bran, Sceolan, and Lomair,
And passing the Firbolgs' burial-motmds,
Came to the cairn-heaped grassy hill
Where passionate Maeve is stony-still;
And found On the dove-grey edge of the sea
A p...Read More

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