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Best Swain Poems

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Premium Member Lucy Swain 1861-1896
Lucy Swain

1861 - 1896

Lies! Lies! All damnable lies!
I know the injustice of malicious gossip.
I know the outrage of a loose evil tongue.
In life, I was...

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Categories: swain, death,
Form: Epitaph

Angelina and her Swain
Neglecting the sun-rays 
She comes here each day
Approaches to see the rabbit hole,
Ignoring the fear of animals
As her swain once committed her, 
He will come...

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Categories: swain, for him, lost love,
Form: Idyll (Idyl)
I lay my head
I lay my head  upon the softness of its mane
My white charger, no knight for a swain
as I am the gallant rider looking for love.

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Categories: swain, horse, love,
Form: Rondeau
Premium Member Little Things
In novels, love is the obstacle overturned by the ardent swain
In song, love is a grandiose solo in melodic chains
In poetry, love is fervent rhyme...

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Categories: swain, caregiving, husband, pain, sick,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member Isis
Sentenced to mortal life term my May bride
  when joined were glad hearts on eternal date;
the sky did not fall nor planets collide

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Categories: swain, love, marriage, wife,
Form: Sonnet

I'm one, I'm two
i am one, i am two; 
i can do what you can do. 
i am three, i am four, 
i kow what it means to...

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Categories: swain, first love,
Form: Rhyme Royal
Yours Me
Amidst the amazing aroma of the angelic sticks
Cheering along the chants of charismatic priests
Promising on the petals of pearly purity 
You said, "I LOVE YOU"...

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Categories: swain, love,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Capital Lover
not yet

(nondescript and tired)

the heart is deeper than that
it’s not coated in Honey
the word doesn’t do you justice 

ah to be loved
a misconstrued formation...

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Categories: swain, love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Kelpie
Oh kelpie with your dripping mane
seducing valiant men of heart,
who by your spell would all be swain 
and every sense in them, depart.

Why weep you...

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Categories: swain, fantasymen, slavery,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Spring's Dance
After the rigors of winter,
Buried by mountains of snow,
Counting the days until springtime,
Delighted to see winter go.
Emerging flowers entrance me,
Fields of daffodils brighten my day,

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Categories: swain, spring, daffodils,
Form: Abecedarian
Premium Member George Towne 1847 - 1899
George W. Towne

1847 – 1899

From Iowa I came by restless wagon train.
From the mid-west I arrived 
With satchel and silken scalp still intact.
I read Proverbs...

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Categories: swain, death,
Form: Epitaph
Saint George and the Dragon
When I spotted Saint George in a van,
I feared that his horse might be lame.
Or worse, in a Doggomeat can,
when hurt in some chivalric game.


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Categories: swain, england,
Form: Verse
Those Were The Days, I'm Telling You

High School ~

Being asked to search my memory of school 'daze' gone by
is asking quite a lot of me but I promise to give it...

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swain, introspection, school, , cute,
Form: Rhyme
His elapsed Sight
Semblative a poet's wooer
A villain's swain
         wot not?
The complex pox,a sickly
Whore,a huligan mazzle
sooner the old blue wanes

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Categories: swain, art, dedication, depression,
Form: Romanticism
Sir Harold, Knight
Sir Harold, Knight, the valiant swain
Did call his Lady Nell.
He held her close and kissed her hand
And bade her sweet farewell.

"Forth from here I needs...

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Categories: swain, adventure, fantasy, funny, funny love, humorous,
Form: Burlesque
Pretty Eyes - Shakespearean Sonnet
Trochaic Pentameter

Pretty eyes that show such deep affection
make the joy bells chime this day in my heart.
Why should I now be her great selection
most think...

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Categories: swain, i love you,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member His Song Divine
His Song Divine

My young suitors was pure and plain

he attended me well I cannot complain

For his love my heart would fain

He was my swain- He...

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Categories: swain, boyfriend, life,
Form: Tail-rhyme
Premium Member The White Rose
The shepherd stood on the field, frail,
He knew not what to do when and why,
As the wrathful sun did steep down,
The confused chap followed his...

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Categories: swain, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Pastoral

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Categories: swain, angst, me, me,
Form: Monorhyme
If I become 'RICH'
If I get all the riches of the world, will win all stress
I'd snatch you away from all of your business
No order, no shipment would...

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Categories: swain, dream, imagination,
Form: Rhyme
The Crime Of Love
Shall I suppress the hankering of love,
And behold one’s stifle whispering bare,
Or quench thy besmirch of venom thereof,
Or bedight thy fog, doer of despair?
Before perceiving...

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Categories: swain, confusion, desire, discrimination, hate, judgement, love,
Form: Iambic Pentameter
Premium Member Wonderful tonight - Eric Clapton tribute
Layla, you look so wonderful tonight.
Beautiful eyes like diamonds made from rain.
After midnight lets dance in the moonlight.
I'm your forever man, king of the swain.


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© Silent One  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swain, love, romance, romantic,
Form: Pantoum
The Breaking
The breaking,
 the shaking;apace
  my king's fall is rise
   my land is anon taken.

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Categories: swain, dedication, jesus,
Form: Ode
The Quest For My Heart

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© Lin Lane  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: swain, betrayal, break up,
Form: Rhyme
Ladies, Before Gentlemen
There were two young ladies all beautiful and brown, 
beauties who wore delightful designer gowns.
And many suitors suits made, playing melodies as fair
hoping these fair...

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Categories: swain, day, funny,
Form: Light Verse