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Famous Sprigs Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Bradstreet, Anne
...Hydras of my stout transgression;
119 These be the bitter fountains, heads, and roots
120 Whence flow'd the source, the sprigs, the boughs, and fruits.
121 Of more than thou canst hear or I relate,
122 That with high hand I still did perpetrate,
123 For these were threat'ned the woeful day
124 I mocked the Preachers, put it fair away.
125 The Sermons yet upon record do stand
126 That cried destruction to my wicked Land.
127 These Prophets' mouths (all the while) w...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Twang out, my fiddle! shake the twigs' 
And make her dance attendance; 
Blow, flute, and stir the stiff-set sprigs, 
And scirrhous roots and tendons. 

'Tis vain ! in such a brassy age 
I could not move a thistle; 
The very sparrows in the hedge 
Scarce answer to my whistle; 
'Or at the most, when three-parts-sick 
With strumming and with scraping, 
A jackass heehaws from the rick, 
The passive oxen gaping. 

But what is that I hear ? a sound 
Like sleepy ...Read More

by Gibran, Kahlil
...t on the peach and citrus trees; and 
They appear as brides in the ceremonial custom of 
the Night of Kedre. 

The sprigs of grapevine embrace each other like 
Sweethearts, and the brooks burst out in dance 
Between the rocks, repeating the song of joy; 
And the flowers bud suddenly from the heart of 
Nature, like foam from the rich heart of the sea. 

Come, my beloved; let us drink the last of Winter's 
Tears from the cupped lilies, and soothe our spirits 
With the...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
A faded mantle and a faded veil, 
And moving toward a cedarn cabinet, 
Wherein she kept them folded reverently 
With sprigs of summer laid between the folds, 
She took them, and arrayed herself therein, 
Remembering when first he came on her 
Drest in that dress, and how he loved her in it, 
And all her foolish fears about the dress, 
And all his journey to her, as himself 
Had told her, and their coming to the court. 

For Arthur on the Whitsuntide before 
Held court ...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
the hole with its mound
a circle of people
shared its raw hollow

no vicar no service
a speaking of poems
cotoneaster sprigs
dropped into the grave

the red plane returned
cut its own circle
honoured the sunlight
and passed by the moon

from a treetop nearby
a sharp-singing blackbird
trilled its objective
gold-beaked lullay

the grave was filled in
the high hill deserted
and down in the valley
a rare christmas came...Read More

by Bryant, William Cullen
...h our open doors; 
A world of blossoms for the bee  
Flowers for the sick girl's silent room 25 
For the glad infant sprigs of bloom  
We plant with the apple-tree. 

What plant we in this apple-tree! 
Fruits that shall swell in sunny June  
And redden in the August noon 30 
And drop when gentle airs come by  
That fan the blue September sky  
While children come with cries of glee  
And seek them where the fragrant grass 
Betrays their bed to those who pass ...Read More

by Cowper, William
...attern grows, the well-depicted flow'r,
Wrought patiently into the snowy lawn,
Unfolds its bosom; buds, and leaves, and sprigs,
And curling tendrils, gracefully dispos'd,
Follow the nimble finger of the fair;
A wreath that cannot fade, or flow'rs that blow
With most success when all besides decay.
The poet's or historian's page, by one
Made vocal for th' amusement of the rest;
The sprightly lyre, whose treasure of sweet sounds
The touch from many a trembling chord shakes ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...over with roses and early lilies;
But mostly and now the lilac that blooms the first, 
Copious, I break, I break the sprigs from the bushes; 
With loaded arms I come, pouring for you, 
For you, and the coffins all of you, O death.) 

O western orb, sailing the heaven!
Now I know what you must have meant, as a month since we walk’d, 
As we walk’d up and down in the dark blue so mystic, 
As we walk’d in silence the transparent shadowy night, 
As I saw you had ...Read More

by Clare, John
...he brown oak are made dearer things to me.

I have a pleasant hill
Which I sit upon for hours,
Where she cropt some sprigs of thyme
And other little flowers;
And she muttered as she did it
As does beauty in a dream,
And I loved her when she hid it
On her breast, so like to cream,
Near the brown mole on her neck that to me a diamond shone;
Then my eye was like to fire, and my heart was like to stone.

There is a small green place
Where cowslips early curled,
Which on S...Read More

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