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Famous Soiree Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...the streets, nor the bright windows, with goods in them;
Nor to converse with learn’d persons, or bear my share in the soiree or feast; 
Not those—but, as I pass, O Manhattan! your frequent and swift flash of eyes offering
Offering response to my own—these repay me; 
Lovers, continual lovers, only repay me....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...thin by the sassafras, the wild-cherry, and the cat-brier under them. 

I saw the rich ladies in full dress at the soiree, 
I heard what the singers were singing so long,
Heard who sprang in crimson youth from the white froth and the water-blue, 

Behold a woman! 
She looks out from her quaker cap—her face is clearer and more beautiful than the

She sits in an arm-chair, under the shaded porch of the farmhouse, 
The sun just shines on her old white head.

...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...whether I go among those I like best, and that like me best—mechanics, boatmen,
Or among the savans—or to the soiree—or to the opera, 
Or stand a long while looking at the movements of machinery, 
Or behold children at their sports, 
Or the admirable sight of the perfect old man, or the perfect old woman, 
Or the sick in hospitals, or the dead carried to burial,
Or my own eyes and figure in the glass; 
These, with the rest, one and all, are to me miracles, 
The whol...Read More

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