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Famous Shined Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Blok, Aleksandr
And all who forgot their joy to the end. 

Thus sang her clean voice, and flew up to the highness, 
And sunbeams shined on her shoulder's white -- 
And everyone saw and heard from the darkness 
The white and airy gown, singing in the light. 

And all of them were sure, that joy would burst out: 
The ships have arrived at their beach, 
The people, in the land of the aliens tired, 
Regaining their bearing, are happy and reach. 

And sweet was her voice and the su...Read More

by Nesbitt, Kenn
...d everywhere the people stopped
and marveled at the sight.
His path was bright and colorful.
It sparkled, shimmered, shined,
as he arced across the heavens
shooting rainbows from behind.

 --Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © Kenn Nesbitt 2016. All Rights Reserved....Read More

by Hughes, Langston
...Carried him out for dead
And off down Lenox Avenue
That long black hearse done sped,
 The street light 
 At his corner
 Shined just like a tear--
That boy that they was mournin'
Was so dear, so dear
To them folks that brought the flowers,
To that girl who paid the preacher man--
It was all their tears that made
 That poor boy's
 Funeral grand.

 Night funeral
 In Harlem....Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
..."The pistol's right there beside the bed, just in case the

pimp has an attack of amnesia and wants to have his shoes

shined in a funeral parlor.

 "When we go up there, he'll drink the wine. She won't.

She'Il'have a little bottle of brandy. She won't offer us any

of it. She drinks about four of them a day. Never buys a fifth.

She always keeps going out and getting another half-pint.

"That's the way she handles it. She doesn't talk ve...Read More

by Milton, John
...d all in white, pure as her mind:
Her face was veiled, yet to my fancied sight
Love, sweetness, goodness, in her person shined
So clear, as in no face with more delight.
But O, as to embrace me she inclined,
I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night....Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...class=i0>Which now leaves death my only hope behind!Exalted soul, most fit on thrones to 've shined,But that too late she came this earth to grace!For you I still must burn, and breathe in you;For I was ever yours; of you bereft,Full little now I reck all other care.With hope and with desire you thrill'd me through,Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...N class=i0>Or with the sure powers of a tranquil mind,Those characters where Love so brightly shined,And his own hand affection seem'd to set;Spirit! amid earth's strifes unconquer'd yet,Breathing such sweets from heaven which now has shrined,As once more to my wandering verse has join'dThe style which Death had led me to ...Read More

by Spenser, Edmund that passion did begin,
stro[n]g thrugh your cause, but by your vertue weak.
Dark is the world, where your light shined neuer;
well is he borne, that may behold you euer....Read More

by Service, Robert William
...the way 'twas surely only human
A lonesome man like Casey should be wishfully the same.
So every Sunday, shaved and shined, he'd make the fine occasion
To call upon the lady, and she'd take his and coat;
And supping tea it seemed that she might yield to his persuasion,
But alas! he hadn't counted on that devastating goat.

For Shamus loved his master with a deep and dumb devotion,
And everywhere that Casey went that goat would want to go;
And though I cannot analyze a...Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
But as with riper years her virtue grew, 
And every minute adds a lustre new, 
When with meridian height her beauty shined, 
And thorough that sparkled her fairer mind, 
When she with smiles serene in words discreet 
His hidden soul at ever turn could meet; 
Then might y'ha' daily his affection spied, 
Doubling that knot which destiny had tied, 
While they by sense, not knowing, comprehend 
How on each other both their fates depend. 
With her each day the pleasing hou...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...the cares of business free,
Lived, hermit, in a hollow tree;
To solid learning bent his mind,
In trope and syllogism he shined,
'Gainst reigning follies spent his railing;
Too much a Stoic--'twas his failing.

Hither for aid our Sparrow came,
And told his errand and his name,
With panting breath explain'd his case,
Much trembling at the sage's face;
And begg'd his Owlship would declare
If love were worth a wise one's care.

The grave Owl heard the weighty cause,
And...Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...Babel now deserted and dismayed! 
 Huge witness to the folly of mankind; 
 Four distant mountains when the moonlight shined 
 Seem covered with its shade. 
 O'er miles and miles the shattered ruins spread 
 Beneath its base, from captive tempests bred, 
 The air seemed filled with harmony strange and dire; 
 While swarmed around the entire human race 
 A future Babel, on the world's whole space 
 Fixed its eternal spire. 
 Up to the zenith rose its lengthenin...Read More

by Hardy, Thomas
...d times, avow 
 No knowledge--hold my peace! . . . 

"O friend, it matters not, I say; 
 Bethink ye, I have shined 
On nobler ones than you, and they 
 Are dead men out of mind!"...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
...his out, my little man,
And reach an agreement if we can.
I entered your door as an honored guest.
My shoes are shined and my trousers are pressed,
And I won't stretch out and read you the funnies
And I won't pretend that we're Easter bunnies.
If you must get somebody down on the floor,
What in the hell are your parents for?
I do not like the things that you say
And I hate the games that you want to play.
No matter how frightfully hard you try,
We've little in...Read More

by Carew, Thomas have moved
Waves on that cheek which was beloved,
When a fair lady's face is pined,
And yellow spread where once red shined ;
When beauty, youth, and all sweets leave her,
Love may return, but lover never :
And old folks say there are no pains
Like itch of love in aged veins.
O love me, then, and now begin it,
Let us not lose this present minute ;
For time and age will work that wrack
Which time or age shall ne'er call back.
The snake each year fresh skin resumes,
...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...rcle of thy day,
Then fade from all the world away;
Nor leave one fainting trace behind,
Of all that flutter'd once and shined;
The vapoury meteor's dancing light
Deep sunk and quench'd in endless night...Read More

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