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Famous Shapers Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...to justify it. 

6Dead poets, philosophs, priests, 
Martyrs, artists, inventors, governments long since, 
Language-shapers, on other shores,
Nations once powerful, now reduced, withdrawn, or desolate, 
I dare not proceed till I respectfully credit what you have left, wafted hither:

I have perused it—own it is admirable, (moving awhile among it;) 
Think nothing can ever be greater—nothing can ever deserve more than it
 deserves; 
Regarding it all intently a long while—th...Read More



by Thompson, Francis
...how the clouds arise,
Spume d of the wild sea-snortings.
All that's born or dies,
Rose and drooped with,
Made them shapers of mine own moods, or wailful, or Divine.
With them joyed and was bereaven.
I was heavy with the Even,
when she lit her glimmering tapers round the day's dead sanctities.
I laughed in the morning's eyes.
I triumphed and I saddened with all weather,
Heaven and I wept together,
and its sweet tears were salt with mortal mine.
Against...Read More

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