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Famous Shoreline Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Berryman, John
...of the garden say.
Henry's perhaps to break his burnt-cork luck.
I further will deny
good got us up that broad shoreline. Greed may
like a fuse, but with the high shore we is stuck,
whom they overlook. Why,—...Read More

by Cohen, Leonard
...s will always rhyme 
you know my love goes with you as your love stays with me, 
it's just the way it changes, like the shoreline and the sea,

but let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't
your eyes are soft with sorrow, 
Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. 
I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, 
your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, 
yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new, 
in city and in forest they smiled...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...lito ad una ad una, 
per cenni come augel per suo richiamo . 

similarly, the evil seed of Adam 
descended from the shoreline one by one, 
when signaled, as a falcon-called-will come. 

Cos? sen vanno su per l'onda bruna, 
e avanti che sien di l? discese, 
anche di qua nuova schiera s'auna . 

So do they move across the darkened waters; 
even before they reach the farther shore, 
new ranks already gather on this bank. 

«Figliuol mio», disse 'l maestro corte...Read More

by de Lamartine, Alphonse
And in the features of your laughing banks,
And in those dense black firs, and in that wild scarp
That above your shoreline hangs.

Let it be in the sounds that echo from your borders,
In the fine spray your waves throw to the wind,
And in the silver star that shines upon your waters
And in their depths is twinned.

Oh, may the plangent breeze, the softly sighing reeds,
The balmy fragrance of the air above,
May everything one sees, one hears, one feels, one bre...Read More

by Blok, Aleksandr

Entranced by her presence, near and enigmatic,
I gaze through the dark of her lowered veil
And I behold an enchanted shoreline
And enchanted distances, far and pale.

I am made a guardian of the higher mysteries,
Someone's sun is entrusted to my control.
Tart wine has pierced the last convolution
of my labyrinthine soul.

And now the drooping plumes of ostriches
Asway in my brain droop slowly lower
And two eyes, limpid, blue, and fathomless
Are blooming on a di...Read More

by Schwartz, Ruth L
...Isn't one of your prissy richpeoples' swans
Wouldn't be at home on some pristine pond
Chooses the whole stinking shoreline, candy wrappers, condoms
 in its tidal fringe
Prefers to curve its muscular, slightly grubby neck
 into the body of a Great Lake,
Swilling whatever it is swans swill,
Chardonnay of algae with bouquet of crud,
While Clevelanders walk by saying Look
 at that big duck!
Beauty isn't the point here; of course
 the swan is beautiful,
But not like Lorie a...Read More

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