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Famous Seche Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Chatterton, Thomas
The dosheynge oare doe make gemoted dynne; 
The reynyng foemen, thynckeynge gif to dare, 
Boun the merk swerde, theie seche to fraie, theie blyn. 
Sprytes of the bleste, and everyche Seyncte ydedde, 
Poure owte yer pleasaunce onn mie fadres hedde. 


Now comm the warrynge Sarasyns to fyghte; 
Kynge Rycharde, lyche a lyoncel of warre, 
Inne sheenynge goulde, lyke feerie gronfers, dyghte, 
Shaketh alofe hys honde, and seene afarre. 
Syke haveth I espyde a ...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...r, iwyis, at this tyme.
Yghe may be seker bi this braunch that I bere here
That I passe as in pes, and no plyyght seche;
For had I founded in fere in feyghtyng wyse,
I haue a hauberghe at home and a helme bothe,
A schelde and a scharp spere, schinande bryyght,
Ande other weppenes to welde, I wene wel, als;
Bot for I wolde no were, my wedez ar softer.
Bot if thou be so bold as alle burnez tellen,
Thou wyl grant me godly the gomen that I ask
bi ryyght."
A...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...hi drerinesse,
And lat us lissen wo with other speche;
So may thy woful tyme seme lesse.
Delyte not in wo thy wo to seche,
As doon thise foles that hir sorwes eche 
With sorwe, whan they han misaventure,
And listen nought to seche hem other cure.

'Men seyn, "To wrecche is consolacioun
To have an-other felawe in his peyne;"
That oughte wel ben our opinioun, 
For, bothe thou and I, of love we pleyne;
So ful of sorwe am I, soth for to seyne,
That certeynly no more harde...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
As in my gilt I shal you never offende;
And if I have er this, I wol amende. 

'But, for the love of god, I yow beseche,
As ye ben he that I love most and triste,
Lat be to me your fremde manere speche,
And sey to me, your nece, what yow liste:'
And with that word hir uncle anoon hir kiste, 
And seyde, 'Gladly, leve nece dere,
Tak it for good that I shal seye yow here.'

With that she gan hir eiyen doun to caste,
And Pandarus to coghe gan a lyte,
And seyde, 'Nece, a...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
And she for-lost, and thou right nought y-wonne. 

'Wher-fore, er I wol ferther goon a pas,
Yet eft I thee biseche and fully seye,
That privetee go with us in this cas;
That is to seye, that thou us never wreye;
And be nought wrooth, though I thee ofte preye 
To holden secree swich an heigh matere;
For skilful is, thow wost wel, my preyere.

'And thenk what wo ther hath bitid er this,
For makinge of avantes, as men rede;
And what mischaunce in this world yet th...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...this was doon, gan fallen forth in speche
Of this and that, and asked why she stood
In swich disese, and gan hir eek biseche,
That if that he encrese mighte or eche 
With any thing hir ese, that she sholde
Comaunde it him, and seyde he doon it wolde.

For trewely he swoor hir, as a knight,
That ther nas thing with whiche he mighte hir plese,
That he nolde doon his peyne and al his might 
To doon it, for to doon hir herte an ese.
And preyede hir, she wolde hir sorwe a...Read More

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