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Famous Sheeny Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Poe, Edgar Allan
...d no more.
As sprang that yellow star from downy hours
Up rose the maiden from her shrine of flowers,
And bent o'er sheeny mountains and dim plain
Her way, but left not yet her Therasaean reign.
PART II

High on a mountain of enamell'd head-
Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed
Of giant pasturage lying at his ease,
Raising his heavy eyelid, starts and sees
With many a mutter'd "hope to be forgiven"
What time the moon is quadrated in Heaven-
Of rosy head that, toweri...Read more of this...



by Wilde, Oscar
...ine,
And seemed to be in some entranced swoon
Till through the open roof above the full and brimming moon

Flooded with sheeny waves the marble floor,
When from his nook up leapt the venturous lad,
And flinging wide the cedar-carven door
Beheld an awful image saffron-clad
And armed for battle! the gaunt Griffin glared
From the huge helm, and the long lance of wreck and ruin flared

Like a red rod of flame, stony and steeled
The Gorgon's head its leaden eyeballs rolled,
And wr...Read more of this...

by Sherrick, Fannie Isabelle
...n lies before her dreamy eyes,
Stretched forth in beauty 'neath the sunny skies,
And through the clouds' far lifting, sheeny mist
She sees the pale blue skies by sunlight kissed.
Enraptured by the calm and holy scene,
She stands a creature pure and glad; serene,
Her eyes glance heavenward and a roseate shade
Plays o'er her Hebe features—perfect made.
A child of nature, she has never known
The arts and wiles which worldlier spirits own;
She loves the ocean's ever cha...Read more of this...

by Hugo, Victor
...s when is fading light— 
 The gallant chases where a man is borne 
 By stalwart charger, to the sounding horn— 
 The sheeny silk, the bed of leaves of rose, 
 Made more to soothe the sight than court repose; 
 The mighty palaces that raise the sneer 
 Of jealous mendicants and wretches near— 
 The spacious parks, from which horizon blue 
 Arches o'er alabaster statues new; 
 Where Superstition still her walk will take, 
 Unto soft music stealing o'er the lake— 
 Th...Read more of this...

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...e 
In the silken sail of infancy, 
The tide of time flow'd back with me, 
The forward-flowing tide of time; 
And many a sheeny summer-morn, 
Adown the Tigris I was borne, 
By Bagdat's shrines of fretted gold, 
High-walled gardens green and old; 
True Mussulman was I and sworn, 
For it was in the golden prime 
Of good Haroun Alraschid. 

Anight my shallop, rustling thro' 
The low and bloomed foliage, drove 
The fragrant, glistening deeps, and clove 
The citron-shadows in t...Read more of this...



by Whitman, Walt
...THOU orb aloft full-dazzling! thou hot October noon! 
Flooding with sheeny light the gray beach sand, 
The sibilant near sea with vistas far and foam, 
And tawny streaks and shades and spreading blue; 
O sun of noon rufulgent! my special word to thee.

Hear me illustrious! 
Thy lover me, for always I have loved thee, 
Even as basking babe, then happy boy alone by some wood edge, thy touching-distant beams
 enough, 
Or ma...Read more of this...

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