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Famous Sumner Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...'Twere well to question him, and try 
If yet he keeps the power. 

Hail, hidden to the knees in fern, 
Broad Oak of Sumner-chace, 
Whose topmost branches can discern 
The roofs of Sumner-place! 

Say thou, whereon I carved her name, 
If ever maid or spouse, 
As fair as my Olivia, came 
To rest beneath thy boughs.--- 

"O Walter, I have shelter'd here 
Whatever maiden grace 
The good old Summers, year by year 
Made ripe in Sumner-chace: 

"Old Summers, when the monk wa...Read More

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