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Famous Song And Dance Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Montgomery, Lucy Maud
...merry, distant water-falls; 
Then of other scenes we thought­
Of valleys beloved in sunny France, 
Purple vineyards of song and dance, 
Hopes and visions roseate; 
Of many a holy festal morn, 
And many a dream at vesper bell­
But anon the shuddering air was torn 
By noises such as the fiends of hell 
Might make in holding high holiday! 
Once, so bitter the death-storm hailed, 
We shrank and quailed. 

Daulac sprang out before us then, 
Shamed in our fears; 
Glorious was ...Read More



by Fu, Du
...low cranes, From brocade hawsers and ivory masts rise the white gulls. I turn my head, sad now for the place of song and dance, Qin has been since olden days the land of emperors....Read More

by Keats, John
...en Bacchus kept his ivy tent,
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants,
 With Asian elephants:
Onward these myriads--with song and dance,
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians' prance,
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles,
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files,
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers' toil:
With toying oars and silken sails they glide,
 Nor care for wind and tide.

"Mounted on panthers' furs and lions' manes,
From rear ...Read More

by Service, Robert William
..., rather;
 And I get home safe with some light to spare.
Heigh-ho! by day it's just prosy duty,
 Doing the same old song and dance;
But oh! with the night -- joy, glory, beauty:
 Over the parapet -- Life, Romance!...Read More

by Milton, John
...h his words 
All seemed well pleased; all seemed, but were not all. 
That day, as other solemn days, they spent 
In song and dance about the sacred hill; 
Mystical dance, which yonder starry sphere 
Of planets, and of fixed, in all her wheels 
Resembles nearest, mazes intricate, 
Eccentrick, intervolved, yet regular 
Then most, when most irregular they seem; 
And in their motions harmony divine 
So smooths her charming tones, that God's own ear 
Listens delighted. Eve...Read More



by Gregory, Rg
...do you think an old heart can’t sing
do you think an old heart can’t dance
with a love that belongs to spring –
nor i – till i took this glance

in a mirror long put-by – denied
the least touch of light (there being
no cause but to let it hide)
yet now there’s this sudden seeing

this astonishing flow of longing
that gives the dulled glass a shine
and so m...Read More

by Keats, John
...us kept his ivy tent, 95 
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants, 
With Asian elephants: 
Onward these myriads¡ªwith song and dance, 
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians' prance, 
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles, 100 
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files, 
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil 
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers' toil: 
With toying oars and silken sails they glide, 
Nor care for wind and tide. 105 

Mounted on panthers' furs and l...Read More

by Keats, John
...Bacchus kept his ivy tent, 
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants, 
 With Asian elephants: 
Onward these myriads--with song and dance, 
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians' prance, 
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles, 
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files, 
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil 
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers' toil: 
With toying oars and silken sails they glide, 
 Nor care for wind and tide. 

Mounted on panthers' furs and lions' manes, 
Fr...Read More

by Keats, John
...Bacchus kept his ivy tent, 
Onward the tiger and the leopard pants, 
 With Asian elephants: 
Onward these myriads--with song and dance, 
With zebras striped, and sleek Arabians' prance, 
Web-footed alligators, crocodiles, 
Bearing upon their scaly backs, in files, 
Plump infant laughers mimicking the coil 
Of seamen, and stout galley-rowers' toil: 
With toying oars and silken sails they glide, 
 Nor care for wind and tide. 

Mounted on panthers' furs and lions' manes, 
Fr...Read More

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