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Famous Stellate Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Thompson, Francis
...reat lightning-tramples run. 

And thunder bruiteth into thunder, 
(And a million sounds are as sound of one)
From stellate peak to peak is tossed a voice of wonder, 
And the height stoops down to the depths thereunder, 
And sun leans forth to his brother-sun. 

And the more ample years unfold
(With a million songs as song of one)
A little new of the ever old, 
A little told of the never told, 
Added act of the never done. 

Loud the descant, and low the theme,...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...l voler buona radice?
 Ben si de' loro atar lavar le note
che portar quinci, sì che, mondi e lievi,
possano uscire a le stellate ruote.
 «Deh, se giustizia e pietà vi disgrievi
tosto, sì che possiate muover l'ala,
che secondo il disio vostro vi lievi,
 mostrate da qual mano inver' la scala
si va più corto; e se c'è più d'un varco,
quel ne 'nsegnate che men erto cala;
 ché questi che vien meco, per lo 'ncarco
de la carne d'Adamo onde si veste,
al montar sù, contra sua vogl...Read More

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