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Famous Walled Garden Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Jeffers, Robinson
 I
When I considered it too closely, when I wore it like an element
 and smelt it like water,
Life is become less lovely, the net nearer than the skin, a
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by MacNeice, Louis
 This brand of soap has the same smell as once in the big
House he visited when he was eight: the walls of the bathroom open
To reveal a lawn where...Read More

by Betjeman, John
 At the end of a long-walled garden in a red provincial town,
A brick path led to a mulberry- scanty grass at its feet.
I lay under blackening branches where the...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
 OH, once I walked a garden 
In dreams. 'Twas yellow grass. 
And many orange-trees grew there 
In sand as white as glass. 
The curving, wide wall-border 
Was marble, like...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
 Oh, once I walked a garden 
In dreams. 'Twas yellow grass. 
And many orange-trees grew there 
In sand as white as glass. 
The curving, wide wall-border 
Was marble, like...Read More



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