Famous Tread Lightly Poems by Famous Poets
These are examples of famous Tread Lightly poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous tread lightly poems. These examples illustrate what a famous tread lightly poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).
by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...her when from her dream Elysian
She wakes to see the empty crib, and weep;
Knowing her joy was but a sleeper’s vision,
Tread lightly – let her sleep....Read More
by Howe, Julia Ward
...were 'neath my feet, whose placid masks
Smiled out upon my folly mournfully,
While all the host of the departed said,
`Tread lightly--thou art ashes, even as we.'...Read More
by Wilde, Oscar
...Tread lightly, she is near
Under the snow,
Speak gently, she can hear
The daisies grow.
All her bright golden hair
Tarnished with rust,
She that was young and fair
Fallen to dust.
Lily-like, white as snow,
She hardly knew
She was a woman, so
Sweetly she grew.
Coffin-board, heavy stone,
Lie on her breast,
I vex my heart alone,
She is at rest...Read More
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