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Famous Solely Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...the light, lighter than light, 
Beyond the flames of hell—joyous, leaping easily above hell; 
Beyond Paradise—perfumed solely with mine own perfume;
Including all life on earth—touching, including God—including Saviour and Satan;

Ethereal, pervading all, (for without me, what were all? what were God?) 
Essence of forms—life of the real identities, permanent, positive, (namely the
Life of the great round world, the sun and stars, and of man—I, the general Soul, 
H...Read More

by Manrique, Jorge
...e through their worthlessness (How lowly
And base among the rabble came
Their estimation!)
Whilst others as a refuge solely
In offices they only shame
Maintain their station.

Estate and luxury's providing
Can leave us pauper—who may doubt?—
Within an hour;
Let us not count on their abiding,
Since there is nothing sure about
Dame Fortune's dower.

Hers are the gifts of one unstable
Upon her globe as swift as light
Revolving ever;
Who to be constant is unable,...Read More

by Berryman, John
...akes me feel lazy,
yet i must do my best.
It doesn't matter, truly. It doesn't matter truly.
It seems to be solely a matter of continuing Henry
voicing & obsessed....Read More

by Berryman, John
while the rainy lepers salaamed back,
smiles & a passion of their & his eyes flew
in feelings not ever accorded solely to oneself....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...ncy with a Proviso
Constancy abhors --

"Crowns of Life" are servile Prizes
To the stately Heart,
Given for the Giving, solely,
No Emolument.


"Faithful to the end" Amended
From the Heavenly clause --
Lucrative indeed the offer
But the Heart withdraws --

"I will give" the base Proviso --
Spare Your "Crown of Life" --
Those it fits, too fair to wear it --
Try it on Yourself --...Read More

by Meredith, George
...Not solely that the Future she destroys, 
And the fair life which in the distance lies 
For all men, beckoning out from dim rich skies: 
Nor that the passing hour's supporting joys 
Have lost the keen-edged flavour, which begat 
Distinction in old times, and still should breed 
Sweet Memory, and Hope,--earth's modest seed, 
And heaven's high-prompting: not that ...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...inished and finite clods, untroubled by a spark.

Poor vaunt of life indeed,
Were man but formed to feed
On joy, to solely seek and find and feast:
Such feasting ended, then
As sure an end to men;
Irks care the crop-full bird? Frets doubt the maw-crammed beast?

Rejoice we are allied
To That which doth provide
And not partake, effect and not receive!
A spark disturbs our clod;
Nearer we hold of God
Who gives, than of His tribes that take, I must believe.

Then, welcom...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...e a single final farewell? 

My songs cease—I abandon them; 
From behind the screen where I hid I advance personally, solely to you. 

Camerado! This is no book;
Who touches this, touches a man; 
(Is it night? Are we here alone?) 
It is I you hold, and who holds you; 
I spring from the pages into your arms—decease calls me forth. 

O how your fingers drowse me!
Your breath falls around me like dew—your pulse lulls the tympans of my ears; 
I feel immerged from head t...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...le coincide; 
It, magnificent, beyond materials, with continuous hands, sweeps and provides
 for all. 

11Know you! solely to drop in the earth the germs of a greater Religion, 
The following chants, each for its kind, I sing. 

My comrade!
For you, to share with me, two greatnesses—and a third one, rising
 inclusive and more resplendent, 
The greatness of Love and Democracy—and the greatness of Religion. 

Melange mine own! the unseen and the seen; 
Mysterious oc...Read More

by Lima, Rossy Evelin
in my labyrinth skin.
I glee among the rocks.
The wind that carries me
is poetry
                living solely within my chest....Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...its cause so holy.
Most blest of all, the meek one's lot shall be--
Love's flowers by love's own hand are gathered solely--
The fairest prize to that fond heart is due,
That feels it, and that beats responsive, too!...Read More

by Gibran, Kahlil
Prayer, and the hour of a new era of good. 

And that century is a life of Nero spent 
On self-investment taken solely from 
Earthly substance. 

This is life. 
Portrayed on the stage for ages; 
Recorded earthly for centuries; 
Lived in strangeness for years; 
Sung as a hymn for days; 
Exalted but for an hour, but the 
Hour is treasured by Eternity as a jewel....Read More

by Byron, George (Lord)
...s a glorious thought to me,
Nor longer shall my soul repine,
Whate'er thou art or e'er shalt be,
Thou hast been dearly, solely mine....Read More

by Moore, Thomas
...all! so drink them all! 

Some looks there are so holy, 
They seem but given, they seem but given, 
As shining beacons, solely, 
To light to heaven, to light to heaven, 
While some -- oh! ne'er believe them -- 
With tempting ray, with tempting ray, 
Would lead us (God forgive them!) 
The other way, the other way. 
But fill the cup -- where'er, boy, 
Our choice may fall, our choice may fall, 
We're sure to find Love there, boy; 
So drink them all! so drink them all! 

In s...Read More

by Xavier, Emanuel
by the perversion of Catholic guilt
My ex-boyfriend still takes comfort 
in the other white powder-
the one used solely to destroy himself 
and those around him
Not the one used to ignite and create carnage
or mailbox fear

It is said when skin is cut,
and then pressed together, it seals
but what about acid-burned skulls
engraved with the word ‘******’,
a foot bone with flesh 
and other crushed body parts

It was a gay priest that read last ...Read More

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