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Famous Succours Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wheatley, Phillis
...nging frown,
"Atoning thus for vices not my own."

His eye the ample field of battle round
Survey'd, but no created succours found;
His own omnipotence sustain'd the right,
His vengeance sunk the haughty foes in night;
Beneath his feet the prostrate troops were spread,
And round him lay the dying, and the dead.

Great God, what light'ning flashes from thine eyes?
What pow'r withstands if thou indignant rise?

Against thy Zion though her foes may rage,
And all their cu...Read More



by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...h, 
O'er all our deep and parching Cares diffuse, 
Like Eden's Springs, or Hermon's soft'ning Dews. 

But lend your Succours, ye Almighty Pow'rs, 
For as the Wound, the Balsam too is Yours. 
In vain are Numbers, or persuasive Speech, 
What Poets write, or what the Pastors teach, 
Till You, who make, again repair the Breach. 
For when to Shades of Death our Joys are fled, 
When for a Loss, like This, our Tears are shed, 
None can revive the Heart, but who can raise...Read More

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