Herbert, George. "Easter Wings."
Pritchard, N.H. The Matrix. Poems 1960-1970.
Here are two poems which might be good fun to set side-by-side before a bright group of students: "Easter Wings" by George Herbert and "The Hearkening" by N.H. Pritchard. The comparisons are there, and so are the contrasts.
I won't bother typing out the Herbert poem, because it's easy to Google, but make sure you find a good facsimile of the original poem rather than an overly modified version.
I will attempt to type out the Pritchard, because the internet does not readily offer it up. However -- important note: I'm very sure I've made mistakes in trying to recreate the spacing in this poem. The way it looks on the page matters a great deal for how the work is read, so please make sure you get the original. Maybe think of what I've provided here as a thumbnail of the poem rather than the poem.
W hA t c la im o fw i ll
d id d efe nd i ts pe rch
sear ching th rough d plai ns of m ist
rem ain ing q uie tl y
r eg a in in g
m ig h t
if wha t wa s sai d shoul d
spr ead o f l i g h t
lif ting g rim 2 h eig hts of b right
b r ought b ack a g ain
da dirt h o fsh all
sha ll we
c o m e
k in d pi lgr im
pu t u pon b yso m e o dd s tar
a nd fart he r
s t rove of t tosi n g
t h eque sto flig h t
t hetru t h t obr i n g