Famous Nine Lives Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Nine Lives poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous nine lives poems. These examples illustrate what a famous nine lives poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Emerson, Ralph Waldo
...s, "Too many men,"—
My counsel is, Kill nine in ten,
And bestow the shares of all
On the remnant decimal.
Add their nine lives to this cat;
Stuff their nine brains in his hat;
Make his frame and forces square
With the labors he must dare;
Thatch his flesh, and even his years
With the marble which he rears;
There growing slowly old at ease,
No faster than his planted trees,
He may, by warrant of his age,
In schemes of broader scope engage:
So shall ye have a man of the sph...Read More
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