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Famous Newborn Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bronte, Anne
 Love, indeed thy strength is mighty
Thus, alone, such strife to bear --
Three 'gainst one, and never ceasing --
Death, and Madness, and Despair! 
'Tis not my own strength has saved...Read More

by Rich, Adrienne

A conversation begins
with a lie. and each 

speaker of the so-called common language feels
the ice-floe split, the drift apart 

as if powerless, as if up against
a force of nature...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
THE TRIUMPH OF DEATH. PART I. Questa leggiadra e gloriosa Donna.  The glorious Maid, whose soul to heaven is goneAnd left the rest cold...Read More

by Ginsberg, Allen
 Millions of babies watching the skies
Bellies swollen, with big round eyes
On Jessore Road--long bamboo huts
Noplace to shit but sand channel ruts

Millions of fathers in rain
Millions of mothers in pain
Millions...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
 [First published in Schiller's Horen, in connection 
with a
friendly contest in the art of ballad-writing between the two
great poets, to which many of their finest works are owing.]

ONCE a...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
 [In memory of E. S. Frazee, Rush County, Indiana]

Into the acres of the newborn state 
He poured his strength, and plowed his ancient name, 
And, when the traders followed...Read More

by Thomas, Dylan
 The bows glided down, and the coast
Blackened with birds took a last look
At his thrashing hair and whale-blue eye;
The trodden town rang its cobbles for luck.

Then good-bye to the...Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
I love the new sounds of love; 
Only the new cures an old love.

Watching the love making of waves and the shore
I desire to be the wave of love. 

There...Read More

by Hall, Donald
 December twenty-first
we gather at the white Church festooned 
red and green, the tree flashing 
green-red lights beside the altar.
After the children of Sunday School 
recite Scripture, sing songs,
and scrape...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 We've travelled per Joe Gardiner, a humping of our swag 
In the country of the Gidgee and Belar. 
We've swum the Di'mantina with our raiment in a bag, 
And...Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
There can be no forced inspiration, 
But there can be mergers with the world

There can be a flowing of feelings
Quiet, yet overwhelming

Flying outside to unite
Flying inside to find

The melody of...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
 [I feel considerable hesitation in venturing 
to offer this version of a poem which Carlyle describes to be 'a 
beautiful piece (a very Hans Sacks beatified, both in character...Read More

by Kingsley, Charles
 “ARE you ready for your steeplechase, Lorraine, Lorraine, Lorree? 
Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Barum, Baree. 
You’re booked to ride your capping race to-day at Coulterlee, 
You’re booked to...Read More

by Mueller, Lisel
 If an inaudible whistle
blown between our lips
can send him home to us, 
then silence is perhaps
the sound of spiders breathing
and roots mining the earth; 
it may be asparagus heaving,...Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
To transform a grimace into a sound
Sounds impossible, yet it is possible
To transform a vision into music, 
To go outside an enslaved personality, 
To become impersonal by transforming
Into sand, into...Read More

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