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Famous Sermonising Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William

Just a twinkle-eyed old codger,
And of death as artful dodger,
 Such I am;
I defy the Doc's advising
And I don't for sermonising
 Care a damn.
Though Bill Shakespeare had in his dome
Both - I'd rather wit than wisdom
 For my choice;
In the glug glug of the bottle,
As I tip it down my throttle,
 I rejoice.

Paint me neither sour not soulful,
For I would not have folks doleful
 When I go;
So if to my shade you're quaffing
I would rather see you laughing,
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