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Famous Sunburst Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Piercy, Marge
...en you knocking on the tight dress. 
We hand you down like a prize feather quilt. 
You are our female shame and sunburst strength....Read More

by Campbell, Thomas
Unfurling, at the trumpet's breath, 
Rose, thistle, harp ; 't is she elates

To sweep the field or ride the wave, 
A sunburst in the storm of death.

And thou, young hero , when thy pall
Is crossed with mournful sword and plume,
When public grief begins to fade,
And only tears of kindred fall,
Who but the bard shall dress thy tomb,
And greet with fame thy gallant shade ?

Such was the soldier—Burns, forgive
That sorrows of mine own intrude
In strains to thy great memor...Read More

by Brooks, Gwendolyn flawless rose-nails seems . . . 
They own Spode, Lowestoft, candelabra,
Mantels, and hostess gowns, and sunburst clocks,
Turtle soup, Chippendale, red satin "hangings,"
Aubussons and Hattie Carnegie. They Winter
In Palm Beach; cross the Water in June; attend,
When suitable, the nice Art Institute;
Buy the right books in the best bindings; saunter
On Michigan, Easter mornings, in sun or wind.
Oh Squalor! This sick four-story hulk, this fibre
With fissur...Read More

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