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Famous Speeded Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Thomas, Dylan
...This day winding down now
At God speeded summer's end
In the torrent salmon sun,
In my seashaken house
On a breakneck of rocks
Tangled with chirrup and fruit,
Froth, flute, fin, and quill
At a wood's dancing hoof,
By scummed, starfish sands
With their fishwife cross
Gulls, pipers, cockles, and snails,
Out there, crow black, men
Tackled with clouds, who kneel
To the sunset nets,
Geese nearly...Read more of this...

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
Liquid Peneus was flowing  
And all dark Tempe lay 
In Pelion's shadow outgrowing 15 
The light of the dying day  
Speeded by my sweet pipings. 
The Sileni and Sylvans and Fauns  
And the Nymphs of the woods and waves  
To the edge of the moist river-lawns 20 
And the brink of the dewy caves  
And all that did then attend and follow  
Were silent with love as you now Apollo  
With envy of my sweet pipings. 

I sang of the dancing stars 25 
I sang of the...Read more of this...

by Milton, John
...s and dry.
To this high mountain-top the Tempter brought
Our Saviour, and new train of words began:—
 "Well have we speeded, and o'er hill and dale,
Forest, and field, and flood, temples and towers,
Cut shorter many a league. Here thou behold'st
Assyria, and her empire's ancient bounds, 
Araxes and the Caspian lake; thence on
As far as Indus east, Euphrates west,
And oft beyond; to south the Persian bay,
And, inaccessible, the Arabian drouth:
Here, Nineveh, of length ...Read more of this...

by Masefield, John
And all the summer splended; 
The blackbirds' second brood 
Routs beech leaves in the wood; 
The pink and rose have speeded, 
Forget-me-not has seeded. 
Only the winds that blew, 
The rain that makes things new, 
The earth that hides things old, 
And blessings manifold.

O lovely lily clean, 
O lily springing green, 
O lily bursting white, 
Dear lily of delight, 
Spring my heart agen 
That I may flower to men....Read more of this...

by Service, Robert William
...They say she speeded wanton wild
 When she was warm with wine;
And so she killed a little child,
 (Could have been yours or mine).
The Judge's verdict was not mild,
 And heavy was the fine.

And yet I see her driving still,
 But maybe with more care . . .
Oh I should hate a child to kill
 With vine leaves in my hair;
I think that I should grieve until...Read more of this...

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