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Famous Shelly Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
... . . Aye, my taste is *****.
Some of my bards you may disdain.
Shakespeare and Milton are not here;
Shelly and Keats you seek in vain.
Wordsworth, Tennyson, Browning too,
Remarkably are not in view.

Who are they? Omar first you see,
With Vine and Rose and Nightingale,
Voicing my pet philosphy
Of Wine and Song. . . . Then Reading Gaol,
Where Fate a gruesome pattern makes,
And dawn-light shudders as it wakes.

The Ancient Mariner...Read More

by Meredith, George
...! of whom music 
 And song and blood are pure, 
 The day is never darken'd 
 That had thee here obscure. 

You with shelly horns, rams! and, promontory goats, 
 You whose browsing beards dip in coldest dew! 
Bulls, that walk the pastures in kingly-flashing coats! 
 Laurel, ivy, vine, wreathed for feasts not few! 
You that build the shade-roof, and you that court the rays, 
 You that leap besprinkling the rock stream-rent: 
He has been our fellow, the morning of our days; ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
Where now you park your motor cars.

"This Pisa was a pleasant place,
Beloved by poets in their prime;
Yonder our Shelly used to pace,
And Byron ottavas would rhyme.
Till Shelley, from this fair environ,
Scrammed to escape egregious Byron.

"And you who with the horde have come,
I hate your guts, I say with candour;
Your wife wears slacks, and you chew gum,
So I, the ghost of Savage Landor,
Beg you, step closer to the edge,
That I may push you o'er the ledge.Read More

by Shakespeare, William
...ike stars asham'd of day, themselves withdrew;

Or, as the snail, whose tender horns being hit,
Shrinks backward in his shelly cave with pain,
And there, all smother'd up, in shade doth sit,
Long after fearing to creep forth again;
So, at his bloody view, her eyes are fled
Into the deep dark cabins of her head:

Where they resign their office and their light
To the disposing of her troubled brain;
Who bids them still consort with ugly night,
And never wound the heart with loo...Read More

by Bukowski, Charles

of course, then came all
the e.e. cummings
they copied him then
as the others had
copied Keats, Shelly,
Swinburne, Byron, et

but there was only
e.e. cummings.
of course.

one sun.

one moon....Read More

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