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Famous Scythia Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Brackenridge, Hugh Henry
...; when with its genial beams 
The day shall break on each benighted land 
Which yet in darkness and in vision lies: 
On Scythia and Tartary's bleak hills; 
On mount Imaus, and Hyrcanian cliffs 
Of Caucasus, and dark Iberian dales; 
Japan and China, and the sea-girt isles 
The ancient Ophir deem'd; for there rich gems 
And diamond pearl, and purest gold is found. 

Thrice happy day when this whole earth shall feel 
The sacred ray of revelation shed, 
Far to the west, thro...Read More

by Spenser, Edmund


She, whose high top above the stars did soar, 
One foot on Thetis, th' other on the Morning, 
One hand on Scythia, th' other on the Moor, 
Both heaven and earth in roundness compassing, 
Jove fearing, lest if she should greater grow, 
The old Giants should once again uprise, 
Her whelm'd with hills, these seven hills, which be now 
Tombs of her greatness, which did threat the skies: 
Upon her head he heaped Mount Saturnal, 
Upon her belly th' antique Palatine, 
...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
...ld smile at poverty's disastrous blow;
With thee, could wander 'midst a world of snow,
Where one long night o'er frozen Scythia reigns.
Sever'd from thee, my sick'ning soul disdains
The thrilling thought, the blissful dream to know,
And can'st thou give my days to endless woe,
Requiting sweetest bliss with cureless pains?
Away, false fear! nor think capricious fate
Would lodge a daemon in a form divine!
Sooner the dove shall seek a tyger mate,
Or the soft snow-drop round ...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...d he won.
What with his wisdom and his chivalry,
He conquer'd all the regne of Feminie,
That whilom was y-cleped Scythia;
And weddede the Queen Hippolyta
And brought her home with him to his country
With muchel* glory and great solemnity, *great
And eke her younge sister Emily,
And thus with vict'ry and with melody
Let I this worthy Duke to Athens ride,
And all his host, in armes him beside.

And certes, if it n'ere* too long to hear, *were not
I would have told yo...Read More

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