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Famous Prescription Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Frost, Robert
 I didn't make you know how glad I was 
To have you come and camp here on our land. 
I promised myself to get down some day 
And see...Read More



by Chaucer, Geoffrey
 THE PROLOGUE.


The Sompnour in his stirrups high he stood,
Upon this Friar his hearte was so wood,* *furious
That like an aspen leaf he quoke* for ire: *quaked, trembled
"Lordings," quoth he,...Read More

by Tebb, Barry
 Here is a silence I had not hoped for

This side of paradise, I am an old believer

In nature’s bounty as God’s grace

To us poor mortals, fretting and fuming

At frustrated...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
 There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers...Read More

by Field, Eugene
 If our own life is the life of a flower
(And that's what some sages are thinking),
We should moisten the bud with a health-giving flood
And 'twill bloom all the sweeter--
Yes,...Read More



by Masters, Edgar Lee
 I belonged to the church,
And to the party of prohibition;
And the villagers thought I died of eating watermelon.
In truth I had cirrhosis of the liver,
For every noon for thirty...Read More

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