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Famous Successions Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Shelley, Percy Bysshe
...h bear
His part, while the one Spirit's plastic stress
Sweeps through the dull dense world, compelling there
All new successions to the forms they wear;
Torturing th' unwilling dross that checks its flight
To its own likeness, as each mass may bear;
And bursting in its beauty and its might
From trees and beasts and men into the Heavens' light.

The splendours of the firmament of time
May be eclipsed, but are extinguished not;
Like stars to their appointed heigh...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...of Saukara.

I see the place of the idea of the Deity incarnated by avatars in human forms; 
I see the spots of the successions of priests on the earth—oracles, sacrificers, brahmins,
 sabians, lamas, monks, muftis, exhorters; 
I see where druids walked the groves of Mona—I see the mistletoe and vervain; 
I see the temples of the deaths of the bodies of Gods—I see the old signifiers. 

I see Christ once more eating the bread of his last supper, in the midst of youths ...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...ce as a glory of These States, that they respectfully listen to propositions,
 reforms, fresh views and doctrines, from successions of men and women, 
Each age with its own growth. 

I have said many times that materials and the Soul are great, and that all depends on
Now I reverse what I said, and affirm that all depends on the æsthetic or
And that criticism is great—and that refinement is greatest of all; 
And I affirm now that the mind gove...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...projected, through time, 
For me, an audience interminable.

With firm and regular step they wend—they never stop, 
Successions of men, Americanos, a hundred millions; 
One generation playing its part, and passing on; 
Another generation playing its part, and passing on in its turn, 
With faces turn’d sideways or backward towards me, to listen,
With eyes retrospective towards me, 

3Americanos! conquerors! marches humanitarian; 
Foremost! century marches! Libertad! masses...Read more of this...

by Aiken, Conrad
...nd smiled at me, with blue eyes weaving webs
Of finest fire, revolving me in scarlet,—
Calling to mind remote and small successions
Of countless other evenings ending so,—
I smiled, and met her kiss, and wished her dead;
Dead of a sudden sickness, or by my hands
Savagely killed; I saw her in her coffin,
I saw her coffin borne downstairs with trouble,
I saw myself alone there, palely watching,
Wearing a masque of grief so deeply acted
That grief itself possessed me. Time w...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
It grows such sweet things out of such corruptions, 
It turns harmless and stainless on its axis, with such endless successions of
It distils such exquisite winds out of such infused fetor,
It renews with such unwitting looks, its prodigal, annual, sumptuous crops, 
It gives such divine materials to men, and accepts such leavings from them at last....Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
The infected in the immigrant hospital are not nothing—the murderer or mean person is
The perpetual successions of shallow people are not nothing as they go, 
The lowest prostitute is not nothing—the mocker of religion is not nothing as he

Of and in all these things,
I have dream’d that we are not to be changed so much, nor the law of us changed, 
I have dream’d that heroes and good-doers shall be under the present and past law, 
And that mu...Read more of this...

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