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Famous Rights And Wrongs Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...thee implanted 
Is the love of Art and the greatest gift 
That God has granted. 

And the world's concerns with its rights and wrongs 
Shall seem but small things -- 
Poet or painter, or singer of songs, 
Thine art is all things. 

For the wine of life is a woman's love 
To keep beside thee; 
But the love of Art is a thing above -- 
A star to guide thee. 

As the years go by with the love of Art 
All undiminished, 
Thou shalt end thy days with a quiet geart -- 
Th...Read more of this...



by Whittier, John Greenleaf
...as she is fair. 

"Would she were mine, and I to-day, 
Like her, a harvester of hay. 

"No doubtful balance of rights and wrongs, 
Nor weary lawyers with endless tongues, 

"But low of cattle and song of birds, 
And health and quiet and loving words." 

But he thought of his sisters, proud and cold, 
And his mother, vain of her rank and gold. 

So, closing his heart, the Judge rode on, 
And Maud was left in the field alone. 

But the lawyers smiled that a...Read more of this...

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...he seeks fame, fame never crowned
The champion of a trampled creed; 
If he seeks power, power is enthroned
'Mid ancient rights and wrongs, to feed
Which hungry wolves with praise and spoil
Those who would sit near power must toil;
And such, there sitting, all may see.
What seeks he? All that others seek
He casts away, like a vile weed
Which the sea casts unreturningly.
That poor and hungry men should break
The laws which wreak them toil and scorn 
We understand; but L...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ed and straitly curbed 
She might not rank with those detestable 
That let the bantling scald at home, and brawl 
Their rights and wrongs like potherbs in the street. 
They say she's comely; there's the fairer chance: 
~I~ like her none the less for rating at her! 
Besides, the woman wed is not as we, 
But suffers change of frame. A lusty brace 
Of twins may weed her of her folly. Boy, 
The bearing and the training of a child 
Is woman's wisdom.' 
Thus the har...Read more of this...

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