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Famous Sensibility Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...bly warm,
 The good excuse will find.

Propriety’s cold, cautious rules
 Warm fervour may o’erlook:
But spare poor sensibility
 Th’ ungentle, harsh rebuke....Read more of this...

by Burns, Robert
...SENSIBILITY, how charming,
 Dearest Nancy, thou canst tell;
But distress, with horrors arming,
 Thou alas! hast known too well!

Fairest flower, behold the lily
 Blooming in the sunny ray:
Let the blast sweep o’er the valley,
 See it prostrate in the clay.

Hear the wood lark charm the forest,
 Telling o’er his little joys;
But alas! a prey the surest
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by Robinson, Mary Darby
...olemn sound,
Her light steps echoing o'er the hollow ground;
Oft shall the trickling tear adorn her cheek,
Thy pow'r, O SENSIBILITY ! in magic charms to speak! 

For the poor PILGRIM, doom'd afar to roam
From the dear comforts of his native home,
A glitt'ring star puts forth a silv'ry ray,
Soothes his sad heart, and marks his tedious way;
The short-liv'd radiance cheers the gloom of night,
And decks Heaven's murky dome with transitory light. 

So from the mournful CHARLOT...Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William

Once, when a boy, I killed a cat.
I guess it's just because of that
A cat evokes my tenderness,
And takes so kindly my caress.
For with a rich, resonant purr
It sleeks an arch or ardent fur
So vibrantly against my shin;
And as I tickle tilted chin
And rub the roots of velvet ears
Its tail in undulation rears.
Then tremoring with all its migh...Read more of this...

by Tzara, Tristan
...ich they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are--an infinitely original author of charming sensibility, even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd....Read more of this...

by Byron, George (Lord)
...'s tear!

Romance! disgusted with deceit,
Far from thy motley court I fly,
Where Affectation holds her seat,
And sickly Sensibility;
Whose silly tears can never flow
For any pangs excepting thine;
Who turns aside from real woe,
To steep in dew thy gaudy shrine.

Now join with sable Sympathy,
With cypress crown'd, array'd in weeds,
Who heaves with thee her simple sigh,
Whose breast for every bosom bleeds;
And call thy sylvan female choir,
To mourn a Swain for ever gone,
Wh...Read more of this...

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