Let me pick one to share, "Delight In Disorder" by the seventeenth century English poet, Robert Herrick. Herrick was a strange man. He never married, took holy orders in I assume the Anglican Church, and yet wrote extensively about women and love. You would think he was a sort of playboy, but there's no evidence that any of the women he mentions ever existed. Nonetheless he wrote beautiful little poems, thousands of them, with a very retrained use of metaphor. He mostly delineates and speaks directly. He lets the language speak for itself, and at his best he maneuvers the words so that they reflect the meaning. And he keeps a very nice rhythm. Here's this wonderful poem:
DELIGHT IN DISORDER.
by Robert Herrick
A SWEET disorder in the dress
Kindles in clothes a wantonness :
A lawn about the shoulders thrown
Into a fine distraction :
An erring lace which here and there
Enthrals the crimson stomacher :
A cuff neglectful, and thereby
Ribbons to flow confusedly :
A winning wave (deserving note)
In the tempestuous petticoat :
A careless shoe-string, in whose tie
I see a wild civility :
Do more bewitch me than when art
Is too precise in every part.
The poem is about what it says: beauty is best with a bit of disorder. There is a metaphor in this poem; the woman stands for art, and the delineation of the woman's careless dress dramatises that art is best when not perfect. Notice how with each detail his emotions rev up ("tempestuous petticoat") until finally his imagination leaps into seeing "a wild civility." The narrator is most certainly "bewitched." He thinks the woman is wild because her shoelace is untied! LOL.
Here's a very nice reading of the poem. Hope you enjoyed it.