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Famous Spanless Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...ave fallen: the seed, 
The little seed they laughed at in the dark, 
Has risen and cleft the soil, and grown a bulk 
Of spanless girth, that lays on every side 
A thousand arms and rushes to the Sun. 

'Our enemies have fallen, have fallen: they came; 
The leaves were wet with women's tears: they heard 
A noise of songs they would not understand: 
They marked it with the red cross to the fall, 
And would have strown it, and are fallen themselves. 

'Our enemies have f...Read More



by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
..., have fall'n: the seed,
The little seed they laugh'd at in the dark,
Has risen and cleft the soil, and grown a bulk
Of spanless girth, that lays on every side
A thousand arms and rushes to the Sun.
Our enemies have fall'n, have fall'n: they came;
The leaves were wet with women's tears: they heard
A noise of songs they would not understand:
They mark'd it with the red cross to the fall,
And would have strown it, and are fall'n themselves.

Our enemies have fall'n, hav...Read More

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