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Famous Settings Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Ammons, A R

  and find
disorder ripe,
entropy rich, high levels of random,
 numerous occasions of accident:

2) the possible settings
of a web are infinite:

 how does
the spider keep
 while creating the web
 in a particular place?

 how and to what extent
  and by what modes of chemistry
  and control?

it is
 how things work: I will tell you
   about it

it is interesting
and because whatever is
moves in weeds
 and stars and spider webs
and known
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by Hugo, Victor
 In old deserted park, who, bending forward, 
 Half-merged himself in the entangled boughs, 
 Half in his marble settings. He was there, 
 Pensive, and bound to earth; and, as all things 
 Devoid of movement, he was there—forgotten. 
 Trees were around him, whipped by icy blasts— 
 Gigantic chestnuts, without leaf or bird, 
 And, like himself, grown old in that same place. 
 Through the dark network of their undergrowth, 
 Pallid his aspect; and the earth was...Read More

by Edson, Russell
of any event, save that it was past us, and we saw the back of it
moving slowly into the Universe, seeking other settings to
repeat the fall of fate. . . 

 That sounds wonderful, that a woman like that could be in
love with me, said the big one. 

 But in a few moments the big one was back asleep, dreaming
that he had come to such enlargement that he constituted
all the matter in the Universe, which must include the earth
and the woman he would have lo...Read More

by Miller, Alice Duer
...ed though it is— than this.'
A curious background surely for a kiss—
Our first— Westminster Bridge at break of day—
Settings by Wordsworth, as John used to say.

Why do we fall in love? I do believe 
 That virtue is the magnet, the small vein 
Of ore, the spark, the torch that we receive 
 At birth, and that we render back again. 
That drop of godhood, like a precious stone, 
 May shine the brightest in the tiniest flake. 
Lavished on saints, to sinners n...Read More

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