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Famous On Bended Knee Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bryant, William Cullen
And married nations dwell in harmony; 
When millions, crouching in the dust to one, 
No more shall beg their lives on bended knee, 
Nor the black stake be dressed, nor in the sun 
The o'erlabored captive toil, and wish his life were done. 

Too long, at clash of arms amid her bowers 
And pools of blood, the earth has stood aghast, 
The fair earth, that should only blush with flowers 
And ruddy fruits; but not for aye can last 
The storm, and sweet the sunshine when '...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas

"O Memory, where is now my faith, 
One time a champion, now a wraith?" 

"I saw her in a ravaged aisle, 
 Bowed down on bended knee; 
That her poor ghost outflickers there 
 Is known to none but me." 

"O Memory, where is now my love, 
That rayed me as a god above?" 

"I saw him by an ageing shape 
 Where beauty used to be; 
That his fond phantom lingers there 
 Is only known to me."...Read More

by Milton, John
Nor motion of swift thought, less could his shield, 
Such ruin intercept: Ten paces huge 
He back recoiled; the tenth on bended knee 
His massy spear upstaid; as if on earth 
Winds under ground, or waters forcing way, 
Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat, 
Half sunk with all his pines. Amazement seised 
The rebel Thrones, but greater rage, to see 
Thus foiled their mightiest; ours joy filled, and shout, 
Presage of victory, and fierce desire 
Of battle: Whereat...Read More

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