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Famous Strictest Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kipling, Rudyard a week, if she did not ground,
 I'd sail this hooker the wide world round! "

 We tell these tales, which are strictest true,
 Just by way of convincing you
 How very little, since things was made,
 Any thing alters in any one's trade!...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...Contained in this short Life
Are magical extents
The soul returning soft at night
To steal securer thence

As Children strictest kept
Turn soonest to the sea
Whose nameless Fathoms slink away
Beside infinity...Read More

by Milton, John
That some more timely-happy spirits endu'th. 
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow, 
It shall be still in strictest measure even 
To that same lot, however mean or high, 
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heaven; 
All is, if I have grace to use it so, 
As ever in my great Taskmaster's eye....Read More

by Milton, John
...otent arm, to live exempt 
From Heaven's high jurisdiction, in new league 
Banded against his throne, but to remain 
In strictest bondage, though thus far removed, 
Under th' inevitable curb, reserved 
His captive multitude. For he, to be sure, 
In height or depth, still first and last will reign 
Sole king, and of his kingdom lose no part 
By our revolt, but over Hell extend 
His empire, and with iron sceptre rule 
Us here, as with his golden those in Heaven. 
What s...Read More

by Milton, John parade; 
When Gabriel to his next in power thus spake. 
Uzziel, half these draw off, and coast the south 
With strictest watch; these other wheel the north; 
Our circuit meets full west. As flame they part, 
Half wheeling to the shield, half to the spear. 
From these, two strong and subtle Spirits he called 
That near him stood, and gave them thus in charge. 
Ithuriel and Zephon, with winged speed 
Search through this garden, leave unsearched no nook; 
Bu...Read More

by Milton, John
...eason not impossibly may meet 
Some specious object by the foe suborned, 
And fall into deception unaware, 
Not keeping strictest watch, as she was warned. 
Seek not temptation then, which to avoid 
Were better, and most likely if from me 
Thou sever not: Trial will come unsought. 
Wouldst thou approve thy constancy, approve 
First thy obedience; the other who can know, 
Not seeing thee attempted, who attest? 
But, if thou think, trial unsought may find 
Us both secur...Read More

by Milton, John
Nor in respect of the enemy just cause
To set his people free,
Have prompted this Heroic Nazarite,
Against his vow of strictest purity,
To seek in marriage that fallacious Bride, 
Unclean, unchaste.
Down Reason then, at least vain reasonings down,
Though Reason here aver
That moral verdit quits her of unclean :
Unchaste was subsequent, her stain not his.
But see here comes thy reverend Sire
With careful step, Locks white as doune,
Old Manoah: advise
Forthwith how th...Read More

by Milton, John
That som more timely-happy spirits indu'th.
Yet be it less or more, or soon or slow.
It shall be still in strictest measure eev'n, 
To that same lot, however mean, or high,
Toward which Time leads me, and the will of Heav'n;
All is, if I have grace to use it so,
As ever in my great task Masters eye....Read More

by Service, Robert William relief,
And straightway joined the Spanish man o'er his apéritif.
And thus each day I dodged about and kept the strictest guard
For portly men with each a wen upon the Boulevard.
And then I hailed my Spanish pal, and sitting in the sun,
We ordered many Pernods and we drank them every one.
And sternly he would stare and stare until my hand would shake,
And grimly he would glare and glare until my heart would quake.
And I would say: "Alphonso, lad, I must ex...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...hich he had sworn.

"My Dearest One, the hid joy of my heart!
I love you, oh! you must indeed have known.
In strictest honour I have played my part;
But all this misery has overthrown
My scruples. If you love me, marry me
Before the sun has dipped behind those trees.
You cannot be wed twice, and Grootver, foiled,
Can eat his anger. My care it shall be
To pay your father's debt, by such degrees
As I can compass, and for years I've greatly toiled.

41...Read More

by Prior, Matthew
...ll the house my passion reads, 
 In papers round her baby's hair; 

She may receive and own my flame; 
 For, though the strictest prudes should know it, 
She'll pass for a most virtuous dame, 
 And I for an unhappy poet. 

Then too, alas! when she shall tear 
 The rhymes some younger rival sends, 
She'll give me leave to write, I fear, 
 And we shall still continue friends. 

For, as our different ages move, 
 'Tis so ordain'd (would Fate but mend it!), 
That I shall ...Read More

by Philips, Katherine
By their own Joys, and not by Sun or Glass: 
While every day like this may Sacred prove 
To Friendship, Gratitude, and Strictest Love....Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill Wish some Influence infuse, 
Ne'er shou'd the Pencil, or the Sister-Muse 
Be try'd by those who easily excuse: 
But strictest Censors shou'd of either judge, 
Applaud the Artist, and despise the Drudge. 
Then never wou'd thy Colours have debas'd 
CLEONE's Features, and her Charms defac'd: 
Nor had my Pen (more subject to their Laws) 
Assay'd to vindicate her Beauty's Cause. 
A rigid Fear had kept us both in Awe, 
Nor I compos'd, nor thou presum'd to draw; 
But in ...Read More

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