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Famous Sublunary Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Donne, John
...and fears,
Men reckon what it did and meant,
But trepidation of the spheres,
Though greater far, is innocent.

Dull sublunary lovers' love
(Whose soul is sense) cannot admit
Absence, because it doth remove
Those things which elemented it.

But we by a love so much refined
That our selves know not what it is,
Inter-assurèd of the mind,
Care less, eyes, lips, and hands to miss.

Our two souls therefore, which are one,
Though I must go, endure not yet
A breach, but a...Read More

by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...ness of the grave,
Awhile there slumbers, more than when the babe
In the dim newness of its being feels
The impulses of sublunary things,
And all is wonder to unpractis'd sense:
But, active, steadfast and eternal, still
Guides the fierce whirlwind, in the tempest roars,
Cheers in the day, breathes in the balmy groves,
Strengthens in health, and poisons in disease;
And in the storm of change, that ceaselessly
Rolls round the eternal universe and shakes
Its undecaying battlemen...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...moan.Nor for the throng, nor fortune do I care,Nor for myself, nor sublunary things,No ardour outwardly, or inly springs:I ask two persons only: let my fairFor me a kind and tender heart maintain;And be my friend secure in his high post again. Nott. ...Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...m, ye wondrous Heights to us unknown, 
Praise Him, ye Heavens unreach'd by mortal Eyes, 
Praise Him, in your degree, ye sublunary Skies! 

Praise Him, you Angels that before him bow, 
You Creatures of Celestial frame, 
Our Guests of old, our wakeful Guardians now, 
Praise Him, and with like Zeal our Hearts enflame, 
Transporting then our Praise to Seats from whence you came! 

Praise Him, thou Sun in thy Meridian Force; 
Exalt Him, all ye Stars and Light! 
Praise Him, thou Mo...Read More

by Field, Eugene
...And nobody knows where they're at to this day!
And, as for the little straw parlor, I fear
It was wafted clean off this sublunary sphere!
I really incline to a hearty "boo-hoo"
When I think of this tragical ending, don't you?...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...on my working thoughtOnce more that ever-changing picture broughtOf sublunary things before my view,And thus I question'd with myself anew:—"What is the end of this incessant flightOf life and death, alternate day and night?When will the motion on these orbs impress'dSink on the bosom of eternal r...Read More

by Wheatley, Phillis
...ears restrain,
Smile on the tomb, and sooth the raging pain.
On yon blest regions fix thy longing view,
Mindless of sublunary scenes below;
Ascend the sacred mount, in thought arise,
And seek substantial and immortal joys;
Where hope receives, where faith to vision springs,
And raptur'd seraphs tune th' immortal strings
To strains extatic. Thou the chorus join,
And to thy father tune the praise divine....Read More

by Marvell, Andrew
...have enough for me to do,
Ruling the Waves that Ebb and Flow.

Since thou disdain'st not then to share
On Sublunary things thy Care;
Rather restrain these double Seas,
Mine Eyes uncessant deluges.

My wakeful Lamp all night must move,
Securing their Repose above.

If therefore thy resplendent Ray
Can make a Night more bright then Day;
Shine thorough this obscurer Brest,
With shades of deep Despair opprest.
Courage, Endymi...Read More

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