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Famous Shielding Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Laurence Dunbar, Paul with me, ah, come away.
Do you fear the winter chill,
Deeps of snow upon the hill?
'Tis a mantle, kind and warm,
Shielding tender shoots from harm.
Do you dread the ice-clad streams,—
They are mirrors for your dreams.
Here's a rouse, when summer's past
To the raging winter's blast.
Let him roar and let him rout,
We are armored for the bout.
How the logs are glowing, see!
Who sings louder, they or he?
Could the city be more gay?
Burn your bridges! Come away!
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by Petrarch, Francesco
...are bound in many times and ways,But mine one only chain,Its wisdom shielding me from more, obeys;Yet freedom brings no joy, though that he burst.Rather I mournful ask, "Sweet pilgrim mine,Alas! what doom divineMe earliest bound to life yet frees thee first:God, who has snatch'd thee from the worl...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...lope of the hill, was the well with its moss-grown
Bucket, fastened with iron, and near it a trough for the horses.
Shielding the house from storms, on the north, were the barns and the farm-yard,
There stood the broad-wheeled wains and the antique ploughs and the harrows;
There were the folds for the sheep; and there, in his feathered seraglio,
Strutted the lordly turkey, and crowed the cock, with the selfsame
Voice that in ages of old had startled the penitent Peter.Read More

by Riley, James Whitcomb

The dread shade passed me thus unheeding; and 
 I turned me then 
To calm my love -- kiss down her shielding hand 
 And comfort her again. 

And lo! she answered not: and she did sit 
 All fixedly, 
With her fair face and the sweet smile of it, 
 In love with Death, not me....Read More

by Gordon, Adam Lindsay
So the earth beneath her should not discover
My hidden couch -- nor the heaven above her --
As a strong love shielding a weary lover,
I would have her shield me with shining breast.

When light in the realms of space lay hidden,
When life was yet in the womb of time,
Ere flesh was fettered to fruits forbidden,
And souls were wedded to care and crime,
Was the course foreshaped for the future spirit --
A burden of folly, a void of merit --
That would fain the wis...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
 Of coroneted things! 
 Whilst o'er the distant youthful States, 
 Like Amazonian bosom-plates, 
 Spread Freedom's shielding wings. 
 Ye, liberated lands, we hail! 
 Your sails are whole despite the gale! 
 Your masts are firm, and will not fail— 
 The triumph follows pain! 
 Hear forges roar! the hammer clanks— 
 It beats the time to nations' thanks— 
 At last, a peaceful strain! 
 'Tis rust, not gore, that gnaws the guns, 
 And shattered shells ar...Read More

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