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Famous Mea Culpa Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...o Love he gan him for to pleyne;
He seyde, "Lord! Have routhe up-on my peyne,
Al have I been rebel in myn entente;
Now, MEA CULPA, lord! I me repente. 

'"O god, that at thy disposicioun
Ledest the fyn by Iuste purveyaunce,
Of every wight, my lowe confessioun
Accepte in gree, and send me swich penaunce
As lyketh thee, but from desesperaunce, 
That may my goost departe awey fro thee,
Thou be my sheld, for thy benignitee.

'"For certes, lord, so soore hath she me wounde...Read More



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