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Famous Societies Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Milton, John
...In the blest Kingdoms meek of joy and love. 
There entertain him all the Saints above, 
In solemn troops, and sweet Societies 
That sing, and singing in their glory move, 
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes. 
Now Lycidas the Shepherds weep no more; 
Hence forth thou art the Genius of the shore, 
In thy large recompense, and shalt be good 
To all that wander in that perilous flood. 
 Thus sang the uncouth Swain to th'Okes and rills, 
While the still morn wen...Read More



by Gregory, Rg
...of the spirit)
by those loudspeaking themselves
as poetry's protectors - publishers
editors literature officers
poetry societies and centres

all all jumping on the flagship
competition's crock of gold
find the winners pick the famous
all the hopefuls cry please name us
aspiring poets search their wardrobes
for the wordy swimsuit likely
to catch the eyeful of the judges
(winners too in previous contests

inured to the needle of success
but this time though now they are tops
...Read More

by Milton, John
...In the blest kingdoms meek of joy and love.
There entertain him all the Saints above,
In solemn troops, and sweet societies,
That Sing, and singing in their glory move, 
And wipe the tears for ever from his eyes.
Now, Lycidas, the shepherds weep no more;
Henceforth thou art the Genius of the shore,
In thy large recompense, and shalt be good
To all that wander in that perilous flood.
 Thus sang the uncouth swain to the oaks and rills,
While the still morn...Read More

by Stojanovic, Dejan
...Some people complain there are too many people on earth, 
Some people complain about secret societies, 
Some people accuse others of not being able to wake up early. 
Almost all people complain about something. 

No people get rid of themselves to solve problem No.1, 
No people disclose their own agendas to solve problem No.2, 
No people learn how to discipline themselves to solve problem No.3. 
All people are enslave...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...upon me of my early life, or the ward and city I
 live in, or the nation, 
The latest dates, discoveries, inventions, societies, authors old and new,
My dinner, dress, associates, looks, compliments, dues, 
The real or fancied indifference of some man or woman I love, 
The sickness of one of my folks, or of myself, or ill-doing, or loss or lack of
 money, or depressions or exaltations; 
Battles, the horrors of fratricidal war, the fever of doubtful news, the fitful
 e...Read More



by Chesterton, G K
...Except the one that's nearest. 

This compromise has long been known, 
 This scheme of partial pardons, 
In ethical societies 
 And small suburban gardens— 

The villas and the chapels where 
 I learned with little labour 
The way to love my fellow-man 
 And hate my next-door neighbour....Read More

by Plath, Sylvia
...eace, could only keep holy so.
And then there were other faces. The faces of nations,
Governments, parliaments, societies,
The faceless faces of important men.

It is these men I mind:
They are so jealous of anything that is not flat! They are jealous gods
That would have the whole world flat because they are.
I see the Father conversing with the Son.
Such flatness cannot but be holy.
'Let us make a heaven,' they say.
'Let us flatten and launder th...Read More

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