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Famous Smallnesses Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Pessoa, Fernando
...kness born,

The obscure consequence of absent glow?

Only the stars do teach us light. We grasp

Their scattered smallnesses with thoughts that stray,

And, though their eyes look through night's complete mask,

Yet they speak not the features of the day.

Why should these small denials of the whole

More than the black whole the pleased eyes attract?

Why what it calls «worth» does the captive soul

Add to the small and from the large detract?

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