Get Your Premium Membership

Famous Stiller Poems by Famous Poets

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

See also:

by Mansfield, Katherine
...the other blooms,
The other leaves on the tree:

That I may take into my bosom
The breeze that is like his brother,
But stiller, lighter, whose faint laughter
Exhoes the joy of the other.

Above on the blue and white cloud-spaces
There are small clouds at play.
I watch their remote, mysterious play-time
In the other far-away.

Grant I may hear the small birds singing
the song that the silence knows...
(The Light and the Shadow whisper together,
The lov...Read More



by Petrarch, Francesco
...class=i0>The doubtful step of death;For never could my spirit findA stiller port after the stormy wind;Nor in more calm, abstracted bourne,Slip from my travail'd flesh, and from my bones outworn. Perhaps, some future hour,To her accustom'd bowerMight come the untamed, and y...Read More

by Brooke, Rupert
...ke. 
No more the flooding lamplight broke 
On flying eyes and lips and hair;
But lay, but slept unbroken there, 
On stiller flesh, and body breathless, 
And lips and laughter stayed and deathless, 
And words on which no silence grew. 
Light was more alive than you.

For suddenly, and otherwhence, 
I looked on your magnificence. 
I saw the stillness and the light, 
And you, august, immortal, white, 
Holy and strange; and every glint
Posture and jest and thought...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...er was a Boy --
Hadn't any playmates,
Or "Early history" --

Industrious! Laconic!
Punctual! Sedate!
Bold as a Brigand!
Stiller than a Fleet!

Builds, like a Bird, too!
Christ robs the Nest --
Robin after Robin
Smuggled to Rest!...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...t it; and his widow, Miriam Lane,
With daily-dwindling profits held the house;
A haunt of brawling seamen once, but now
Stiller, with yet a bed for wandering men.
There Enoch rested silently many days. 

But Miriam Lane was good and garrulous,
Nor let him be, but often breaking in,
Told him, with other annals of the port,
Not knowing--Enoch was so brown, so bow'd,
So broken--all the story of his house.
His baby's death, her growing poverty,
How Philip put her litt...Read More



by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...,
A twelmonyth and a day;
Now hyyghe, and let se tite
Dar any herinne oyght say."
If he hem stowned vpon fyrst, stiller were thanne
Alle the heredmen in halle, the hyygh and the loyghe.
The renk on his rouncŽ hym ruched in his sadel,
And runischly his rede yyghen he reled aboute,
Bende his bresed broyghez, blycande grene,
Wayued his berde for to wayte quo-so wolde ryse.
When non wolde kepe hym with carp he coyghed ful hyyghe,
Ande rimed hym ful richly, ...Read More

by Crowley, Aleister
...rment from space; I have
strangled the secre of Time,
All being is fled from my face, with Motion's inhibited
rime.
Stiller and stiller I sit, till even Infinity fades;
'Tis an idol-'tis weakness of wit that breeds, in inanity,
shades!
Yet the fullness of Naught I become, the deepest and
steadiest Naught,
Contains in its nature the sum of the functions of being
and thought.
Still as I sit, and destroy all possible trace of the past,
All germ of the future, nor joy nor...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...I went to Heaven --
'Twas a small Town --
Lit -- with a Ruby --
Lathed -- with Down --

Stiller -- than the fields
At the full Dew --
Beautiful -- as Pictures --
No Man drew.
People -- like the Moth --
Of Mechlin -- frames --
Duties -- of Gossamer --
And Eider -- names --
Almost -- contented --
I -- could be --
'Mong such unique
Society --...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...inking health to bride and groom
We wish them store of happy days. 

Nor count me all to blame if I
Conjecture of a stiller guest,
Perchance, perchance, among the rest,
And, tho' in silence, wishing joy. 

But they must go, the time draws on,
And those white-favour'd horses wait;
They rise, but linger; it is late;
Farewell, we kiss, and they are gone. 

A shade falls on us like the dark
From little cloudlets on the grass,
But sweeps away as out we pass
To range th...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...rinking health to bride and groom
We wish them store of happy days.

Nor count me all to blame if I
Conjecture of a stiller guest,
Perchance, perchance, among the rest,
And, tho' in silence, wishing joy.


But they must go, the time draws on,
And those white-favour'd horses wait;
They rise, but linger; it is late;
Farewell, we kiss, and they are gone.


A shade falls on us like the dark
From little cloudlets on the grass,
But sweeps away as out we pass
To range th...Read More

by Stevenson, Robert Louis
...Here is the sluice with the race running under-- 
Marvellous places, though handy to home! 

Sounds of the village grow stiller and stiller, 
Stiller the note of the birds on the hill; 
Dusty and dim are the eyes of the miller, 
Deaf are his ears with the moil of the mill. 

Years may go by, and the wheel in the river 
Wheel as it wheels for us, children, to-day, 
Wheel and keep roaring and foaming for ever 
Long after all of the boys are away. 

Home for the Indies a...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...henes
Harangued the rumbling of the seas,
Held forth with elocution grave,
To audience loud of wind and wave;
And had a stiller congregation,
Than Tories are, to hear th' oration.
The uproar now grew high and louder,
As nearer thund'rings of a cloud are,
And every soul with heart and voice
Supplied his quota of the noise.
Each listening ear was set on torture,
Each Tory bellowing, "Order, Order;"
And some, with tongue not low or weak,
Were clam'ring fast, for leave to...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...d Tories,
Whom erst the mid-day sun had awed,
Crept from their lurking holes abroad.


On cautious hinges, slow and stiller,
Wide oped the great M'Fingal's cellar,
Where safe from prying eyes, in cluster,
The Tory Pandemonium muster.
Their chiefs all sitting round descried are,
On kegs of ale and seats of cider;
When first M'Fingal, dimly seen,
Rose solemn from the turnip-bin.
Nor yet his form had wholly lost
Th' original brightness it could boast,
Nor less appear...Read More

by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...our dream, --


XII.
Or keep, -- as a mother will toys
Too costly, though given by herself, 
Till the room shall be stiller from noise, 
And the children more fit for such joys, 
Kept over their heads on the shelf. 


XIII.
So look up, friends ! you, who indeed
Have possessed in your house a sweet piece
Of the Heaven which men strive for, must need
Be more earnest than others are,--speed
Where they loiter, persist where they cease. 


XIV.
You know how one...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...ar no commotion,— 
I’ll be as rocks and sand;
The moon and stars and ocean 
Will envy my command; 
No creature could be stiller 
In any kind of place 
Than I … No, I’ll not kill her;
Her death is in her face. 

“Be happy while she has it, 
For she’ll not have it long; 
A year, and then you’ll pass it, 
Preparing a new song.
And I’m a fool for prating 
Of what a year may bring, 
When more like her are waiting 
For more like you to sing. 

“You mock me with denial,
...Read More

by Graham, Jorie
...
the men of x, the outcomes of y -- before -- 
the mind still gripped hard by the hands
that would hold the skull even stiller if they could,
that nothing distract, that nothing but the possible be let to filter
through,
the possible and then the finely filamented hope, the filigree,
without the distractions of wonder -- 
oh tiny golden spore just filtering-in to touch the good idea,
which taking-form begins to twist,
coursing for bottom-footing, palpating for edge-hold, lim...Read More

by Chesterton, G K
...ed in seas and wars, I ween;
Yet the mightiest have I seen:
Yea, the best saw I.
One that in a field alone
Stood up stiller than a stone
Lest a moth should fly.

Birds had nested in his hair,
On his shoon were mosses rare,
Insect empires flourished there,
Worms in ancient wars;
But his eyes burn like a glass,
Hearing a great sea of grass
Roar towards the stars.

From them to the human tree
Rose a cry continually:
`Thou art still, our Father, we
Fain would have the...Read More

by Moody, William Vaughn
...e the vanward of the pack;
Then turned, between the chasers and the chased,
Crying a word I could not understand,--
But stiller-tongued, with eyes somewhat askance,
They settled to the slot and disappeared....Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...be. 

How calm it was!¡ªThe silence there 
By such a chain was bound, 
That even the busy woodpecker 35 
Made stiller by her sound 
The inviolable quietness; 
The breath of peace we drew 
With its soft motion made not less 
The calm that round us grew. 40 
There seem'd, from the remotest seat 
Of the wide mountain waste 
To the soft flower beneath our feet, 
A magic circle traced,¡ª 
A spirit interfused around 45 
A thrilling silent life; 
To momentar...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey
...Tell me your grief." And he anon him told
As ye have heard before, ye know well what.
The lady of the house aye stiller sat,
Till she had hearde what the friar said,
"Hey, Godde's mother;" quoth she, "blissful maid,
Is there ought elles? tell me faithfully."
"Madame," quoth he, "how thinketh you thereby?"
"How thinketh me?" quoth she; "so God me speed,
I say, a churl hath done a churlish deed,
What should I say? God let him never the;* *thrive
His sicke head is fu...Read More

Dont forget to view our wonderful member Stiller poems.