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Famous Shrives Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Keats, John
...o give forth its light in very scorn
Of our dull, uninspired, snail-paced lives.
Long have I said, how happy he who shrives
To thee! But then I thought on poets gone,
And could not pray:--nor can I now--so on
I move to the end in lowliness of heart.----

 "Ah, woe is me! that I should fondly part
From my dear native land! Ah, foolish maid!
Glad was the hour, when, with thee, myriads bade
Adieu to Ganges and their pleasant fields!
To one so friendless the clear freshet...Read More

by Sassoon, Siegfried
That chant my doom along the ocean’s edge. 

‘Look in the faces of the flowers and find 
The innocence that shrives me; stoop to the stream 
That you may share the wisdom of my peace. 
For talking water travels undismayed. 
The luminous willows lean to it with tales 
Of the young earth; and swallows dip their wings 
Where showering hawthorn strews the lanes of light. 

‘I can remember summer in one thought 
Of wind-swept green, and deeps of melting blu...Read More

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