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Famous Spheric Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...EARTH! my likeness! 
Though you look so impassive, ample and spheric there, 
I now suspect that is not all; 
I now suspect there is something fierce in you, eligible to burst forth; 
For an athlete is enamour’d of me—and I of him;
But toward him there is something fierce and terrible in me, eligible to burst forth, 
I dare not tell it in words—not even in these songs....Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...t songs of poets, nor of nightingales
Whose hearts leap upward through the cypress-trees
To the clear moon; nor yet the spheric laws
Self-chanted, nor the angels' sweet ' All hails,'
Met in the smile of God: nay, none of these.
Speak THOU, availing Christ !--and fill this pause....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...There are two Ripenings -- one -- of sight --
Whose forces Spheric wind
Until the Velvet product
Drop spicy to the ground --
A homelier maturing --
A process in the Bur --
That teeth of Frosts alone disclose
In far October Air....Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett mirk,
Thus swift and steadfast, thus intent and strong;
While thus, apart from toil, our souls pursue
Some high calm spheric tune, and prove our work
The better for the sweetness of our song....Read More

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