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Famous Sedateness Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Meredith, George
...nity of soul may come, 
Perchance, with dignity of body. Base! 
But I was taken by that air of cold 
And statuesque sedateness, when she said 
'I'm going'; lit a taper, bowed her head, 
And went, as with the stride of Pallas bold. 
Fleshly indifference horrible! The hands 
Of Time now signal: O, she's safe from me! 
Within those secret walls what do I see 
Where first she set the taper down she stands: 
Not Pallas: Hebe shamed! Thoughts black as death, 
Like a stirred...Read More

by Field, Eugene
Assume a flippant guise;
Or, were I forty years, I should
Undoubtedly look wise;
For forty years are said to bring
Sedateness superfine;
But thirty-nine don't mean a thing--
À bas with thirty-nine!

You healthy, hulking girls and boys,--
What makes you grow so fast?
Oh, I'll survive your lusty noise--
I'm tough and bound to last!
No, no--I'm old and withered too--
I feel my powers decline
(Yet none believes this can be true
Of one at thirty-nine).

And you, dear girl...Read More

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