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Famous Sonnish Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...to falle,
In purpos never thennes for to ryse;
And thus she wroughte, as I shal yow devyse. 

Hir ounded heer, that sonnish was of hewe,
She rente, and eek hir fingres longe and smale
She wrong ful ofte, and bad god on hir rewe,
And with the deeth to doon bote on hir bale.
Hir hewe, whylom bright, that tho was pale, 
Bar witnes of hir wo and hir constreynte;
And thus she spak, sobbinge, in hir compleynte:

'Alas!' quod she, 'out of this regioun
I, woful wrecche and in...Read more of this...



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