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Famous Swift And Sure Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...he leapt,
And gripped his mate and desperate he fought to gain the shore;
With teeth a-gleam he bucked the stream, yet swift and sure he swept
To meet the mighty cataract that waited all a-roar.
And there we stood like carven wood, our faces sickly white,
And watched him as he beat the foam, and inch by inch he lost;
And nearer, nearer drew the fall, and fiercer grew the fight,
Till on the very cascade crest a last farewell he tossed.
Then down and down and down they...Read More

by Petrarch, Francesco
...V> The day must come, nor distant far its date,Time flies so swift and sure,O peerless and alone!When death my heart, now conscience struck, shall seize:Commend me, Virgin! then to thy dear Son,True God and Very Man,That my last sigh in peace may, in his arms, be breathed! ...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...Which should be to the larger plan 
What the child is to the man, 
Its counterpart in miniature; 
That with a hand more swift and sure 
The greater labor might be brought 
To answer to his inward thought. 
And as he labored, his mind ran o'er 
The various ships that were built of yore, 
And above them all, and strangest of all 
Towered the Great Harry, crank and tall, 
Whose picture was hanging on the wall, 
With bows and stern raised high in air, 
And balconies hanging h...Read More

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