Epigram Poems

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"Faith" Is A Fine Invention
by Emily Dickinson

185

"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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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 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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Epigram
by Richard Crawley

'Pluto, that dog confound!' a donkey brayed,
He's got the manger that for me was made.
I cannot lift my nose to smell the feast,
All for that snarling and unwholesome beast.
As in the ancient fable of the sage,
So youth impatient carps at snarling age :
So sullen sixty stands in twenty's way,—
We have the appetite and they the hay.

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Recent Epigram Poems
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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  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns (19 poems about Epigram)
    1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway (1 poems about Epigram)
    21 July 1899 - 2 July 1961 / Oak Park, Illinois
  • Richard Crawley
    Richard Crawley (1 poems about Epigram)
    1840 - 1893 / Bryngwyn
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln (1 poems about Epigram)
    12 February 1809 – 15 April 1865 / Sinking Spring Farm, Kentucky