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Famous Sleeked Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Keats, John
He said: "I feel this thine endearing love
All through my bosom: thou art as a dove
Trembling its closed eyes and sleeked wings
About me; and the pearliest dew not brings
Such morning incense from the fields of May,
As do those brighter drops that twinkling stray
From those kind eyes,--the very home and haunt
Of sisterly affection. Can I want
Aught else, aught nearer heaven, than such tears?
Yet dry them up, in bidding hence all fears
That, any longer, I will pass m...Read More

by Milton, John stood, nor had what to reply,
Discovered in his fraud, thrown from his hope
So oft, and the persuasive rhetoric
That sleeked his tongue, and won so much on Eve,
So little here, nay lost. But Eve was Eve;
This far his over-match, who, self-deceived
And rash, beforehand had no better weighed
The strength he was to cope with, or his own.
But—as a man who had been matchless held 
In cunning, over-reached where least he thought,
To salve his credit, and for very spite,
...Read More

by Hill, Geoffrey
...he decay
Of blood, blood-marks, crowns hacked and coveted,
Before the scouring fires of trial-day
Alight on men; before sleeked groin, gored head,
Budge through the clay and gravel, and the sea
Across daubed rock evacuates its dead....Read More

by Jonson, Ben
...But, forgive me, ? with thy crown They maintain the truest trade,10    Daintiness, and softer ease,     Sleeked limbs, and finest blood ?     If thy leanness love such food,     There are those, that for thy sake,     Do enough ; and who would take     Any pains : yea, think it price,     To become thy sacrifice.     That distill, their husbands' land    Lying for the spirit of amber.     That for the oil of talc dare spend ...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...thins to smoke --
The smoke that clokes the deep aboil --
 The deep that chokes her throes
Till, streaked with ash and sleeked with oil,
 The lukewarm whirlpools close!

A shadow down the sickened wave
 Long since her slayer fled:
But hear their chattering quick-fires rave
 Astern, abeam, ahead!
Panic that shells the drifting spar --
 Loud waste with none to check --
Mad fear that rakes a scornful star
 Or sweeps a consort's deck.

Now, while their silly smoke hangs thic...Read More

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