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Famous Strengths Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Jonson, Ben
...not need thy false relief. 

Nor for my peace will I go far  
As wanderers do that still do roam; 
But make my strengths such as they are 35 
Here in my bosom and at home. ...Read More

by Frost, Robert

'To shut you up I'll tell you what I'll do:
I'll find that fountain if it takes all summer,
And both of our united strengths, to do it."

"You've lost it, then?"

 "Not so but I can find it.
No doubt it's grown up some to woods around it.
The mountain may have shifted since I saw it
In eighty-five."

 "As long ago as that?"

"If I remember rightly, it had sprung
A leak and emptied then. And forty years
Can do a good deal to bad masonry.
You won't ...Read More

by Kinnell, Galway
...y mouth, the ripest berries 
fall almost unbidden to my tongue, 
as words sometimes do, certain peculiar words 
like strengths or squinched, 
many-lettered, one-syllabled lumps 
which I squeeze, squinch open, and splurge well 
in the silent, startled, icy, black language 
of blackberry-eating in late September....Read More

by Thompson, Francis
...glows in all glow
Of the earth that wits not, and man thereon. 

Braced in its own fourfold embrace
(And a million strengths are as strength of one)
And round it all God's arms of grace, 
The world, so as the Vision says, 
Doth with great 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 f...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles as walls that fenced her,
Mine eyes as pilot-lights.
Not as guerdons given of kings the gifts I brought her,
Not strengths that pass away;
But my heart, my breath of life, O France, O daughter,
I gave thee in that day.
Yea, the heart's blood of a very God I gave thee,
Breathed in thy mouth his breath;
Was my word as a man's, having no more strength to save thee
From this worse thing than death?
Didst thou dream of it only, the day that I stood nigh thee,
Was all it...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...y fits of breath and light and sound, that wake
As out of sleep, and perish as the show
Built up of sleep, when all her strengths forsake
The sense-compelling spirit; the depths glow,
The heights flash, and the roots and summits shake
Of earth in all her mountains,
And the inner foamless fountains
And wellsprings of her fast-bound forces quake;
Yea, the whole air of life
Is set on fire of strife,
Till change unmake things made and love remake;
Reason and love, whose names are...Read More

by Scott, Sir Walter
...not agree
     To grant thee grace and favor free,
     I plight mine honor, oath, and word
     That, to thy native strengths restored,
     With each advantage shalt thou stand
     That aids thee now to guard thy land.'

     Dark lightning flashed from Roderick's eye:
     'Soars thy presumption, then, so high,
     Because a wretched kern ye slew,
     Homage to name to Roderick Dhu?
     He yields not, he, to man nor Fate!
     Thou add'st but fue...Read More

by Swinburne, Algernon Charles
...of empire from her birth
And light of all the kingdoms of the earth.

Within the compass of the watcher's hand
All strengths of other men and divers powers
Were held at ease and gathered up as flowers;
His heart was as the heart of his whole land,
And at his feet as natural servants lay
Twilight and dawn and night and labouring day.

He was most awful of the sons of God.
Even now men seeing seemed at his lips to see
The trumpet of the judgment that should be,
And...Read More

by Jonson, Ben
.../invisiline.gif"> Nor for my peace will I go far,     As wanderers do, that still do roam ; But make my strengths, such as they are,     Here in my bosom, and at home.
   That hour upon any morn of age, Henceforth I quit thee from my thought,     My part is ended on thy"> Do not once hope that thou canst tempt    A spirit so resolv'd to tre...Read More

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