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Famous Southerly Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Rilke, Rainer Maria
...w on the sundials
and let loose the wind in the fields.

Bid the last fruits to be full;
give them another two more southerly days,
press them to ripeness, and chase
the last sweetness into the heavy wine. 

Whoever has no house now will not build one 
Whoever is alone now will remain so for a long 
will stay up, read, write long letters,
and wander the avenues, up and down,
restlessly, while the leaves are blowing. 

Translated by Galway Kinne...Read More

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