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Famous Suspending Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Robert me sit all the day here, that when eve
Shall find performed thy special ministry,
And time come for departure, thou, suspending
Thy flight, mayst see another child for tending,
Another still, to quiet and retrieve.


Then I shall feel thee step one step, no more,
From where thou standest now, to where I gaze,
---And suddenly my head is covered o'er
With those wings, white above the child who prays
Now on that tomb---and I shall feel thee guarding
Me, out of all...Read More

by Whitman, Walt’s foal,
 cow’s calf, 
And the noisy brood of the barn-yard, or by the mire of the pond-side, 
And the fish suspending themselves so curiously below there—and the beautiful curious
And the water-plants with their graceful flat heads—all became part of him. 

The field-sprouts of Fourth-month and Fifth-month became part of him;
Winter-grain sprouts, and those of the light-yellow corn, and the esculent roots of the

And the apple-trees cover’d...Read More

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