Famous Many-Splendored Thing Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Many-Splendored Thing poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous many-splendored thing poems. These examples illustrate what a famous many-splendored thing poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Thompson, Francis
...els keep their ancient places--
Turn but a stone and start a wing!
'Tis ye, 'tis your estrangèd faces,
That miss the many-splendored thing.
But (when so sad thou canst not sadder)
Cry--and upon thy so sore loss
Shall shine the traffic of Jacob's ladder
Pitched betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross.
Yea, in the night, my Soul, my daughter,
Cry--clinging to Heaven by the hems;
And lo, Christ walking on the water,
Not of Genesareth, but Thames!...Read More
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