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Famous Sleekest Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Strode, William
...Looke how the russet morne exceeds the night,
How sleekest Jett yields to the di'monds light,
So farr the glory of the gray-bright eye
Out-vyes the black in lovely majesty.
A morning mantl'd with a fleece of gray
Laughs from her brow and shewes a spotlesse day:
This di'mond-like doth not his lustre owe
To borrowed helpe, as black thinges cast a show,
It needs noe day besides itselfe, and can
Make a Cimm...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...refuse you—I refuse putting from me what I really am; 
Encompass worlds, but never try to encompass me; 
I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you.

Writing and talk do not prove me; 
I carry the plenum of proof, and everything else, in my face; 
With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic. 

I think I will do nothing now but listen, 
To accrue what I hear into myself—to let sounds contribute toward me.

I hear bravuras ...Read More

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