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Famous Saint Bernard Poems by Famous Poets

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by Allingham, William
...bards and wine, and holy Abbot's prayers; 
With chanting always in the house which they had builded high 
To God and to Saint Bernard - where at last they came to die. 
At worst, no workhouse grave for him! the ruins of his race 
Shall rest among the ruin'd stones of this their saintly place. 
The fond old man was weeping; and tremulous and slow 
Along the rough and crooked lane he crept from Assaroe....Read More



by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...Good-night  
A voice replied far up the height  
Excelsior! 30 

At break of day as heavenward 
The pious monks of Saint Bernard 
Uttered the oft-repeated prayer  
A voice cried through the startled air  
Excelsior! 35 

A traveller by the faithful hound  
Half-buried in the snow was found  
Still grasping in his hand of ice 
That banner with the strange device  
Excelsior! 40 

There in the twilight cold and gray  
Lifeless but beautiful he lay  
And from t...Read More

by Taylor, Edward
...She has one good bumblebee
which she leads about town
on a leash of clover.
It's as big as a Saint Bernard
but also extremely fragile.
People want to pet its long, shaggy coat.
These would be mostly whirling dervishes
out shopping for accessories.
When Lily winks they understand everything,
right down to the particle
of a butterfly's wing lodged
in her last good eye,
so the situation is avoided,
the potential for a cataclysm
is narrowly ...Read More

by Tate, James
...She has one good bumblebee
which she leads about town
on a leash of clover.
It's as big as a Saint Bernard
but also extremely fragile.
People want to pet its long, shaggy coat.
These would be mostly whirling dervishes
out shopping for accessories.
When Lily winks they understand everything,
right down to the particle
of a butterfly's wing lodged
in her last good eye,
so the situation is avoided,
the potential for a cataclysm
is narrowly ...Read More

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