Get Your Premium Membership

Famous Surpasses Poems by Famous Poets

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

See also:

by Burns, Robert
...ames in his black beuk,
 Wha gae the Whigs the power o’t.
 Awa’ Whigs, &c.

Our sad decay in church and state
 Surpasses my descriving:
The Whigs cam’ o’er us for a curse,
 An’ we hae done wi’ thriving.
 Awa’ Whigs, &c.

Grim vengeance lang has taen a nap,
 But we may see him wauken:
Gude help the day when royal heads
 Are hunted like a maukin!
 Awa’ Whigs, &c....Read More

by Burns, Robert
...his hold,
 And threaten’d worse damnation.

To these what Tory hosts oppos’d
With these what Tory warriors clos’d
 Surpasses my descriving;
Squadrons, extended long and large,
With furious speed rush to the charge,
 Like furious devils driving.

What verse can sing, what prose narrate,
The butcher deeds of bloody Fate,
 Amid this mighty tulyie!
Grim Horror girn’d, pale Terror roar’d,
As Murder at his thrapple shor’d,
 And Hell mix’d in the brulyie.

As Highland...Read More

by Burns, Robert warm.

 This truth fand honest TAM O’ SHANTER,
As he frae Ayr ae night did canter:
(Auld Ayr, wham ne’er a town surpasses,
For honest men and bonie lasses).

 O Tam! had’st thou but been sae wise,
As taen thy ain wife Kate’s advice!
She tauld thee weel thou was a skellum,
A blethering, blustering, drunken blellum;
That frae November till October,
Ae market-day thou was na sober;
That ilka melder wi’ the Miller,
Thou sat as lang as thou had siller;
That ev’ry naig...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...A lane of Yellow led the eye
Unto a Purple Wood
Whose soft inhabitants to be
Surpasses solitude
If Bird the silence contradict
Or flower presume to show
In that low summer of the West
Impossible to know --...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...I wish him success for many a long day,
For he has saved me from dying, I venture to say;
The kind treatment I received surpasses all
Is the honest confession of McGonagall....Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco the great desire can I oppose,Which ever in me grows,Since what surpasses thought 'twas mine to view,Though that nor others' wit nor mine can tell?Eyes! guilty authors of my cherish'd pain,That you alone can judge me, well I know,When from your burning beams I melt like snow,Haply your sweet d...Read More

by Lewis, C S
...wake the envy of the happy gods, 
Shun Hubris. The middle of the road, the middle sort of men, 
Are best. Aidos surpasses gold. Reverence for the aged 
Is wholesome as seasonable rain, and for a man to die 
Defending the city in battle is a harmonious thing. 
Thus with magistral hand the Puritan Sophrosune 
Cooled and schooled and tempered our uneasy motions; 
Heathendom came again, the circumspection and the holy fears ... 
You said it. Did yo...Read More

by Dryden, John
Farewell, my perjur'd swain! 
Let never injur'd woman 
Believe a man again. 
The pleasure of possessing 
Surpasses all expressing, 
But 'tis too short a blessing, 
And love too long a pain. 

'Tis easy to deceive us 
In pity of your pain, 
But when we love, you leave us 
To rail at you in vain. 
Before we have descried it, 
There is no joy beside it, 
But she that once has tried it 
Will never love again. 

The passion you pretended 
Was only to obt...Read More

by Alighieri, Dante
...eccede ogne contento 
di quel ciel c'ha minor li cerchi sui , 

'O Lady of virtue, the sole reason why 
the human race surpasses all that lies 
beneath the heaven with the smallest spheres, 

tanto m'aggrada il tuo comandamento, 
che l'ubidir, se gi? fosse, m'? tardi; 
pi? non t'? uo' ch'aprirmi il tuo talento . 

so welcome is your wish, that even if 
it were already done, it would seem tardy; 
all you need do is let me know your will. 

Ma dimmi la cagion che non...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...e entering --

And tho' in soberer moments --
No Moses there can be
I'm satisfied -- the Romance
In point of injury --

Surpasses sharper stated --
Of Stephen -- or of Paul --
For these -- were only put to death --
While God's adroiter will

On Moses -- seemed to fasten
With tantalizing Play
As Boy -- should deal with lesser Boy --
To prove ability.

The fault -- was doubtless Israel's --
Myself -- had banned the Tribes --
And ushered Grand Old Moses
In Pentateuchal Robes...Read More

by Lehman, David
...u like better,
the American Falls or the Horseshoe Falls,
I say the Horseshoe Falls, Joe says,
because its magnificence surpasses the American Falls
thank you, Joe, and did you know
when Casey Stengel managed the Yankees
he sat next to Bob Cerv on the bench one day,
put his arm around the big outfielder, and said,
"One of us has just been traded to Kansas City"
I don't know what put that in my mind
except that it backs up Michael Malinowitz's line
about John Ashbery being the...Read More

by Padgett, Ron
...the word "everything"
has just changed as the
word "change" has: it now
means "no change") so
quickly that it literally surpasses my belief,
charges right past it
like some of the giant
ideas in this area.
I had no beginning and I shall have
no end: the beam of light
stretches out before and behind
and I cook the vegetables
for a few minutes only,
the fewer the better. Butter
and serve. Here is my
philosophy: butter and serve....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...f heaven, 
And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, 
And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue,
And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels, 
And I could come every afternoon of my life to look at the farmer’s girl
 boiling her iron tea-kettle and baking shortcake. 

I find I incorporate gneiss, coal, long-threaded moss, fruits, grains, esculent
And am stucco’d with quadrupeds and birds all...Read More

by Burns, Robert
...ep it warm.

This truth fand honest Tam o'Shanter,
As he frae Ayr ae night did canter,
(Auld Ayr, wham ne'er a town surpasses,
For honest men and bonie lasses).

O Tam! hadst thou but been sae wise,
As ta'en thy ain wife Kate's advice!
She tauld thee weel thou was a skellum,
A blethering, blustering, drunken blellum,
That frae November till October,
Ae market-day thou was nae sober;
That ilka melder, wi' the miller,
Thou sat as lang as thou had siller;
That ev'ry naig...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...the Ducal Hat --
Threatened for that with Death -- by Gessler --
Tyranny bethought

Make of his only Boy a Target
That surpasses Death --
Stolid to Love's supreme entreaty
Not forsook of Faith --

Mercy of the Almighty begging --
Tell his Arrow sent --
God it is said replies in Person
When the cry is meant --...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...The Life we have is very great.
The Life that we shall see
Surpasses it, we know, because
It is Infinity.
But when all Space has been beheld
And all Dominion shown
The smallest Human Heart's extent
Reduces it to none....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...The Morning after Woe --
'Tis frequently the Way --
Surpasses all that rose before --
For utter Jubilee --

As Nature did not care --
And piled her Blossoms on --
And further to parade a Joy
Her Victim stared upon --

The Birds declaim their Tunes --
Pronouncing every word
Like Hammers -- Did they know they fell
Like Litanies of Lead --

On here and there -- a creature --
They'd modify the Glee
To fit some Cr...Read More

by Crowley, Aleister
...oly wings that hovered. 

The music of three thoughts became 
The beauty, that is one white flame,
The justice that surpasses shame,
The victory, the splendour,
The sacred fountain that is whirled
From depths beyond that older world
A new world to engender. 

The kingdom is extended. Night
Dwells, and I contemplate the sight
That is not seeing, but the light
That secretly is kindled,
Though oft-time its most holy fire
Lacks oil, whene'er my own Desire
Before desir...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...To be forgot by thee
Surpasses Memory
Of other minds
The Heart cannot forget
Unless it contemplate
What it declines
I was regarded then
Raised from oblivion
A single time
To be remembered what --
Worthy to be forgot
Is my renown...Read More

by Browning, Robert
...should not he, to heart's content?
I'd say, "to only have conceived
Your great works, though they ne'er make progress,
Surpasses all we've yet achieved!"
I'd lie so, I should be believed.
I'd make such havoc of the claims
Of the day's distinguished names
To feast him with, as feasts an ogress
Her sharp-toothed golden-crowned child!
Or, as one feasts a creature rarely
Captured here, unreconciled
To capture; and completely gives
Its pettish humours licence, barely
Requirin...Read More

Dont forget to view our wonderful member Surpasses poems.