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Famous Skreen Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...temper, burns
The suff'ring Man, who thus in haste returns: 
No more of Vapours, your belov'd Disease,
Your Ignorance's Skreen, your What-you-please,
With which you cheat poor Females of their Lives, 
Whilst Men dispute not, so it rid their Wives. 
For me, I'll speak free as I've paid my Fees;
My Flesh consumes, I perish by degrees:
And as thro' weary Nights I count my Pains,
No Rest is left me, and no Strength remains. 
All for the Better, Sir, the Quack rejoins:
Exc...Read more of this...



by Marvell, Andrew
...limpid Brook,
Where She may all her Beautyes look;
But, since She would not have them seen,
The Wood about her draws a Skreen.

For She, to higher Beauties rais'd,
Disdains to be for lesser prais'd.
She counts her Beauty to converse
In all the Languages as hers;
Not yet in those her self imployes
But for the Wisdome, not the Noyse;
Nor yet that Wisdome would affect,
But as 'tis Heavens Dialect.

Blest Nymph! that couldst so soon prevent
Those Trains by Youth agai...Read more of this...

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