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Famous Sumac Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...are turning brown, 
And at noon and at night my heart takes warning, 
For the maple leaves fall down and down.

The sumac bushes are all a-flaming! 
The world is scarlet, and gold, and green, 
And my darling’s beautiful cheeks are shaming
The painted bloom of the ball-room queen.
Why talk of winter, amid such glory? 
Why speak of death of a thing so fair? 
Oh, but the forest king white and hoary
Is weaving a mantle for both to wear.

God! If I could by the soft de...Read More

by Butler, Ellis Parker
...The forest holds high carnival to-day,
And every hill-side glows with gold and fire;
Ivy and sumac dress in colors gay,
And oak and maple mask in bright attire.

The hoarded wealth of sober autumn days
In lavish mood for motley garb is spent,
And nature for the while at folly plays,
Knowing the morrow brings a snowy Lent....Read More

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