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Famous Naked Eye Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...With optic glass take nobler views of God 
In golden suns and shining worlds display'd 
Than the poor Chaldean with the naked eye. 
A Niniveh where Oronoque descends 
With waves discolour'd from the Andes high, 
Winding himself around a hundred isles 
Where golden buildings glitter o'er his tide. 
To mighty nations shall the people grow 
Which cultivate the banks of many a flood, 
In chrystal currents poured from the hills 
Apalachia nam'd, to lave the sands 
Of Carol...Read More

by Levertov, Denise
at night: it would take
only a bit more patience than I've got
to sit keeping watch with it till daylight;
the naked eye could register every hour's
increase in height. Like a child against a barn door,
proudly topping each year's achievement,
steadily up
goes each green stem, smooth, matte,
traces of reddish purple at the base, and almost
imperceptible vertical ridges
running the length of them:
Two robust stems from each bulb,
sometimes with sturdy leaves for c...Read More

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