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Famous Steadies Poems by Famous Poets

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by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
Light is brought back to mine eyes, 
And the mastery of old and the might 
Lives in the joints of mine hands, 
Steadies my limbs as they rise, 
Strengthens my foot as it stands.

Europe, what of the night ? - 
Ask of heaven, and the sea, 
And my babes on the bosom of me, 
Nations of mine, but ungrown. 
There is one who shall surely requite 
All that endure or that err: 
She can answer alone: 
Ask not of me, but of her.

Liberty, what of the night ? - 
I f...Read More

by Moody, William Vaughn
...s gone. 
Beneath my feet I feel 
Her smooth bulk heave and dip; 
With velvet plunge and soft upreel 
She swings and steadies to her keel 
Like a gallant, gallant ship. 

These summer clouds she sets for sail, 
The sun is her masthead light, 
She tows the moon like a pinnace frail 
Where her phosphor wake churns bright. 
Now hid, now looming clear, 
On the face of the dangerous blue 
The star fleets tack and wheel and veer, 
But on, but on does the old earth steer ...Read More

by Levine, Philip
..., but there is none: 
I hear nothing. The moments pass, 
or seem to pass, and the sun, 
risen above the old birch, 
steadies for the downward arch. 

It is noon. Privacy is 
one thing, but to be alone, 
to speak and not to be heard, 
to speak again the same word 
or another until one 
can no longer distinguish 
the presence of silence or 
what the silence is there for... 

No one can begin anew 
naming by turn beast, fowl, 
and bush with the exact word...Read More

by Brooks, Gwendolyn
...d? Gray? The Ladies from the Ladies'
Betterment League agree it will be better
To achieve the outer air that rights and steadies,
To hie to a house that does not holler, to ring
Bells elsetime, better presently to cater
To no more Possibilities, to get
Away. Perhaps the money can be posted.
Perhaps they two may choose another Slum!
Some serious sooty half-unhappy home!--
Where loathe-lover likelier may be invested.
Keeping their scented bodies in the center
Of the...Read More

by Moore, Marianne
 says to the alternating blaze,
 "Again the sun!
 anew each day; and new and new and new,
 that comes into and steadies my soul."...Read More

by Coleridge, Samuel Taylor all.

See! see! (I cried) she tacks no more!
Hither to work us weal;
Without a breeze, without a tide,
She steadies with upright keel!

The western wave was all a-flame.
The day was well nigh done!
Almost upon the western wave
Rested the broad bright Sun;
When that strange shape drove suddenly
Betwixt us and the Sun.

And straight the Sun was flecked with bars,
(Heaven's Mother send us grace!)
As if through a dungeon-grate he peered
With broad...Read More

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