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Famous Soothsayer Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...ve the Ptolemies.

Her great grave beauty covers her
As that sleek spoil beneath her feet
Clothed once the anointed soothsayer;
The hallowing is gone forth from it
Now, made unmeet for priests to wear.

She treads on gods and god-like things,
On fate and fear and life and death,
On hate that cleaves and love that clings,
All that is brought forth of man's breath
And perisheth with what it brings.

She holds her future close, her lips
Hold fast the face of things t...Read More



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