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Famous Sullenness Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Poe, Edgar Allan
...ions were bent droopingly-
And homeward turn'd his soften'd eye.
'Twas sunset: when the sun will part
There comes a sullenness of heart
To him who still would look upon
The glory of the summer sun.
That soul will hate the ev'ning mist,
So often lovely, and will list
To the sound of the coming darkness (known
To those whose spirits hearken) as one
Who, in a dream of night, would fly
But cannot from a danger nigh.

What tho' the moon- the white moon
Shed all the spl...Read More

by Bryant, William Cullen
...s sure and fast  
Hold all that enter thy unbreathing reign. 

Far in thy realm withdrawn 5 
Old empires sit in sullenness and gloom  
And glorious ages gone 
Lie deep within the shadow of thy womb. 

Childhood with all its mirth  
Youth Manhood Age that draws us to the ground 10 
And last Man's Life on earth  
Glide to thy dim dominions and are bound. 

Thou hast my better years; 
Thou hast my earlier friends the good the kind  
Yielded to thee wit...Read More

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