Epigram Poems

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"Faith" Is A Fine Invention
by Emily Dickinson

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"Faith" is a fine invention
When Gentlemen can see—
But Microscopes are prudent
In an Emergency.

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Fire And Ice
by Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.

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Dirce
by Walter Savage Landor

Stand close around, ye Stygian set,
With Dirce in one boat conveyed,
Or Charon, seeing, may forget
That he is old and she a shade.

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A Lame Beggar
by John Donne

I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.

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Epigram On Rough Roads
by Robert Burns

I'M now arrived—thanks to the gods!—
Thro' pathways rough and muddy,
A certain sign that makin roads
Is no this people's study:
Altho' Im not wi' Scripture cram'd,
I'm sure the Bible says
That heedless sinners shall be damn'd,
Unless they mend their ways.

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Art Thou Pale For Weariness
by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Art thou pale for weariness
Of climbing heaven and gazing on the earth,
Wandering companionless
Among the stars that have a different birth,
And ever changing, like a joyless eye
That finds no object worth its constancy?

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A Lame Beggar
by John Donne

I am unable, yonder beggar cries,
To stand, or move; if he say true, he lies.

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Epigram On Politics
by Robert Burns

IN Politics if thou would'st mix,
And mean thy fortunes be;
Bear this in mind, be deaf and blind,
Let great folk hear and see.

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Epigram On A Country Laird (Cardoness)
by Robert Burns

BLESS Jesus Christ, O Cardonessp,
With grateful, lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone,
But body too shall rise;
For had He said "the soul alone
From death I will deliver,"
Alas, alas! O Cardoness,
Then hadst thou lain for ever.

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Epigram On Andrew Turner
by Robert Burns

IN se'enteen hunder'n forty-nine,
The deil gat stuff to mak a swine,
An' coost it in a corner;
But wilily he chang'd his plan,
An' shap'd it something like a man,
An' ca'd it Andrew Turner.

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  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway (1 poems about Epigram)
    21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois