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Famous Sealing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Robert
It all comes to the same thing at the end,
Since mine thou wast, mine art, and mine shalt be,
Faithful or faithless, sealing up the sum
Or lavish of my treasure, thou must come
Back to the heart's place here I keep for thee!


Only, why should it be with stain at all?
Why must I, 'twixt the leaves of coronal,
Put any kiss of pardon on thy brow?
Why need the other women know so much
And talk together, "Such the look and such
The smile he used to love with, then as now!...Read More

by Watts, Isaac
...The witnessing and sealing Spirit.

Rom. 8:14,16; Eph. 1:13,14. 

Why should the children of a King
Go mourning all their days?
Great Comforter! descend and bring
Some tokens of thy grace.

Dost thou not dwell in all the saints,
And seal the heirs of heav'n?
When wilt thou banish my complaints,
And show my sins forgiv'n?

Assure my conscience of her part
In...Read More

by Doty, Mark
 a few chipboard polemics
 nailed over the gaps,

speeches too long
 and obsessive for anyone
 on this train to read,

sealing the hollowed interiors
 --some of them grand once,
 you can tell by

the fillips of decoration,
 stone leaves, the frieze
 of sunflowers.

Desolate fields--open spaces,
 in a city where you
 can hardly turn around!--

seem to center
 on little flames,
 something always burning

in a barrel or can
 As if to represent

dogged per...Read More

by Meredith, George
...and corn, and clusters to make men cry! 
Hand-like rush'd the vintage; we strung the bellied skins 
 Plump, and at the sealing the Youth's voice rose: 
Maidens clung in circle, on little fists their chins; 
 Gentle beasties through push'd a cold long nose. 
 God! of whom music 
 And song and blood are pure, 
 The day is never darken'd 
 That had thee here obscure. 

Foot to fire in snowtime we trimm'd the slender shaft: 
 Often down the pit spied the lean wolf's teet...Read More

by Flynn, Nick

 A careless child 

 forced a snail inside with a stick once. 
 We waxed over the orifice of its shell 

 sealing the creature in. And here, 

the bottom of the comb, 
 a mouse, 
 driven in by winter & lack. 

 Its pawing woke us. We stung it 


 Even before it died it reeked - worse 
the moment it ceased 

 Now everyday 
 we crawl over it 
 to pass outside, 

the wax form of what was 

 staring out, its airless sleep, 

...Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...ow purses, its spiky armory.
I could not run without having to run forever.
The white hive is snug as a virgin,
Sealing off her brood cells, her honey, and quietly humming.

Smoke rolls and scarves in the grove.
The mind of the hive thinks this is the end of everything.
Here they come, the outriders, on their hysterical elastics.
If I stand very still, they will think I am cow-parsley,
A gullible head untouched by their animosity,

Not even nodding, a ...Read More

by Hopkins, Gerard Manley
...all portending
 That sweet's sweeter ending;
Realm both Christ is heir to and thére réigns. 

O now well work that sealing sacred ointment!
O for now charms, arms, what bans off bad
 And locks love ever in a lad!
Let mé though see no more of him, and not disappointment 

Those sweet hopes quell whose least me quickenings lift,
In scarlet or somewhere of some day seeing
 That brow and bead of being,
An our day's God's own Galahad. Though this child's drift 

Seems by ...Read More

by Masefield, John
...d poker took firm 
His parchments channeled by the bookworm, 
And all his deeds, and all his packs 
Of withered ink and sealing wax; 
And there he stands, with candle raised, 
And listens like a man amazed, 
Or like ghost a man stands dumb at, 
He says, "Hush! Hush! I'm sure there's summat." 
He hears outside the brown owl call, 
He hears the death-tick tap the wall, 
the gnawing of the wainscot mouse, 
The creaking ujp and down the house, 
The unhooked window's hinges ra...Read More

by Wignesan, T
...mmalleable rolling universal ball

Microcosmic needle into
Macrocosmic wool all
Silently thudding kneading pulling
Sealing a sin all opened unforgiven
Eternally whispering to a few
And never really heard

Pummelling sewing the invisible centre
Round and round the darkless sun
Only the end that began

Only a scratch and a bother
What bother to scratch
For scratching bothers
Bothers a scratch

Scratch and not to bother
Scratch   Scratch   Scratch...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...The old clamped firm to life, the young torn thence; 
 And the lids close as sudden o'er their eyes 
 As gravestones sealing up the sepulchre. 
 G. MOIR. 


...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...of the little kit-fox and the wind along the snow.
But since our women must walk gay and money buys their gear,
The sealing-boats they filch that way at hazard year by year.
English they be and Japanee that hang on the Brown Bear's flank,
And some be Scot, but the worst of the lot, and the boldest thieves, be Yank!

It was the sealer Northern Light, to the Smoky Seas she bore,
With a stovepipe stuck from a starboard port and the Russian flag at her fore.
(Baltic, ...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis
...And waited in a row.

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
   "To talk of many things:
Of shoes—and ships—and sealing-wax—
   And cabbages—and kings—
And why the sea is boiling hot—
   And whether pigs have wings."

"But wait a bit," the Oysters cried,
   "Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
   And all of us are fat!"
"No hurry!" said the Carpenter.
  They thanked him much for that.

"A loaf of bread," the Walrus said,
...Read More

by Levis, Larry
...the decaying light of failing shopping centers;
It spilled into the older, tree-lined neighborhoods,
Into warm houses, sealing itself into books
Of bedtime stories read each night by fathers--
The books lying open to the flat, neglected
Light of dawn; & it settled like dust on windowsills
Downtown, filling the smug cafés, schools, 
Banks, offices, taverns, gymnasiums, hotels,
Newsstands, courtrooms, opium parlors, Basque
Restaurants, Armenian steam baths,
French bakeries, & ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...The sky is like an envelope,
 One of those blue official things;
 And, sealing it, to mock our hope,
 The moon, a silver wafer, clings.
 What shall we find when death gives leave
 To read--our sentence or reprieve?

I'm holding it down on God's scrap-pile, up on the ***-end of earth;
 O'er me a menace of mountains, a river that grits at my feet;
Face to face with my soul-self, weighing my life at its worth;
 Wondering what ...Read More

by Masters, Edgar Lee
...Philomela a nightingale,
Lute of the rising moon, and Procne a swallow!
Oh livers and artists of Hellas centuries gone,
Sealing in little thuribles dreams and wisdom,
Incense beyond all price, forever fragrant,
A breath whereof makes clear the eyes of the soul!
How I inhaled its sweetness here in Spoon River!
The thurible opening when I had lived and learned
How all of us kill the children of love, and all of us,
Knowing not what we do, devour their flesh;
And all of us chang...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
And where those twain had watched her stood a third.

The tripled rhyme that closed in Paradise
With Love's name sealing up its starry speech -
The tripled might of hand that found in reach
All crowns beheld far off of all men's eyes,
Song, colour, carven wonders of live stone -
These were not, but the very soul alone.

The living spirit, the good gift of grace,
The faith which takes of its own blood to give
That the dead veins of buried hope may live,
Came on her ...Read More

by Olds, Sharon
...moon rising slowly form the left my 
moon rising slowly form the right until 
all four bodies of the sky
burn above us, sealing us together, 
all our cities twin cities, 
all our states united, one 
nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all....Read More

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