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Famous Suffusing Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Amy
...ury boudoir.
In your eyes
Smoulder the fallen roses of out-lived minutes,
And the perfume of your soul
Is vague and suffusing,
With the pungence of sealed spice-jars.
Your half-tones delight me,
And I grow mad with gazing
At your blent colours.
My vigour is a new-minted penny,
Which I cast at your feet.
Gather it up from the dust,
That its sparkle may amuse you....Read more of this...

by Lowell, Amy
...-square civilization.
When a street lamp comes out,
I gaze at it for fully thirty seconds
To rest my brain with the suffusing, round brilliance of its globe....Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...e shallow,
Out of the bad majority—the varied, countless frauds of men and States, 

Electric, antiseptic yet—cleaving, suffusing all, 
Only the good is universal. 

Over the mountain growths, disease and sorrow, 
An uncaught bird is ever hovering, hovering,
High in the purer, happier air. 

From imperfection’s murkiest cloud, 
Darts always forth one ray of perfect light, 
One flash of Heaven’s glory. 

To fashion’s, custom’s discord,
To the mad Babel-din, the d...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...ked plain, 
And my system began to flourish 
Like the grass in the soft spring rain; 
It wandered throughout my being, 
Suffusing my soul with rest, 
And I felt as I "scoffed" that liquid 
That life had a new-found zest. 

I have been on the razzle-dazzle 
Full many a time since then 
But I never could get the chemist 
To brew me that drink again. 
He says he's forgotten the notion -- 
'Twas only by chance it came -- 
He's tried me with various liquids 
But oh! they a...Read more of this...

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