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Famous Submitting Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dickinson, Emily
...r for a Bee
In process of the Noon became -
Each bright Mortality
The Forfeit is of Creature fair
Itself, adored before
Submitting for our unknown sake
To be esteemed no more --...Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...Errors there. 

Near thy Pavilion list'ning Princes wait, 
Seeking from thine to learn their Monarch's State. 
Submitting Kings, that post from Day to Day, 
To keep those Crowns, which at my Feet they lay, 
Forget th' ambitious Subject of their Speed, 
And here arriv'd, only Thy Dangers heed. 
The Beauties of the Clime, now Thou'rt away, 
Droop, and retire, as if their God of Day 
No more upon their early Pray'rs would shine, 
Or take their Incense, at his late D...Read More

by Pope, Alexander
She, who ne'er answers till a Husband cools, 
Or, if she rules him, never shows she rules; 
Charms by accepting, by submitting sways, 
Yet has her humour most, when she obeys; 
Let Fops or Fortune fly which way they will; 
Disdains all loss of Tickets, or Codille; 
Spleen, Vapours, or Smallpox, above them all, 
And Mistress of herself, though China fall. 

And yet, believe me, good as well as ill, 
Woman's at best a Contradiction still. 
Heav'n, when it strives to...Read More

by Smart, Christopher> 

For æra in its primitive sense is but a weed amongst corn. 

For there is no knowing of times and seasons, in submitting them to God stands the Christian's Chronology. 

For Jacob's brown sheep wore the Golden fleece. 

For Shaving of the face was the invention of the Sodomites to make men look like women....Read More

by Milton, John
...shall be parted, bliss or woe. 
So having said, as one from sad dismay 
Recomforted, and after thoughts disturbed 
Submitting to what seemed remediless, 
Thus in calm mood his words to Eve he turned. 
Bold deed thou hast presumed, adventurous Eve, 
And peril great provoked, who thus hast dared, 
Had it been only coveting to eye 
That sacred fruit, sacred to abstinence, 
Much more to taste it under ban to touch. 
But past who can recall, or done undo? 
Not God Omn...Read More

by Dryden, John
...and in a nation free
Assume an honest layman's liberty?
I think (according to my little skill,
To my own Mother-Church submitting still)
That many have been sav'd, and many may,
Who never heard this question brought in play.
Th' unletter'd Christian, who believes in gross,
Plods on to Heaven; and ne'er is at a loss:
For the Strait-gate would be made straiter yet,
Were none admitted there but men of wit.
The few, by nature form'd, with learning fraught,
Born to instru...Read More

by Graham, Jorie
...e entertained, where you are passing
time, there's glass and moss on air,
there's the feeling of being numerous, mouths submitting to air, lips

 to protocol,
and dreams of sense, tongues, hinges, forceps clicking
in anticipation ofas if the moment, freeze-burned by accuracies--of
could be thawed open into life again
by gladnesses, by rectitude -- no, no -- by the sinewy efforts at
sincerity -- can't you feel it gliding round you,
mutating, yielding the effort-filled phrases ...Read More

by Service, Robert William>"
So I cut out that Galahad stuff,
And I scribbled "M.E" and "M.E.";
She looked so forlorn and so frail,
Submitting like one in a trance,
So I acted the conquering male,
And guided her into the dance.

Then lo! to my joy and surprise
Her waltzing I found was divine;
And she took those damn specs from her eyes,
And behold they were jewels a-shine;
No lipstick nor rouge she had on,
But no powder or paint could enhance
On her cheeks the twin roses shone
As I h...Read More

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