Poetic or literary would have been more accurate than archaic, sorry.
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
the falcon cannot hear the falconer;
things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
the ceremony of innocence is drowned ...http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/second-coming
White spirits loosed from bonds of mortal birth,
he drew them on the glass.http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/frosted-pane
... "keep you to yourselves;
so loyal is too costly! Friends -- your love
is but a burthen: loose the bond, and go."
Is this the tone of empire?http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/o-canada
Promise me nothing. Men are mortal. I
loose from your heart my hand ...http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/womans-l...
I looked with little prospect of a cure,
the while her mouth's red bow loosed shafts of wit.http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/modern-l...
On such a night, when Air has loosed
its guardian grasp on blood and brain, ...http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/low-barometer
Up to about the 18th century, of course, spelling was not yet standardized, so the lose/loose
difference did not yet fully exist. There are some instances of Renaissance poets punning on 'lose/loose,' like this one from Shakespeare (see note to line 9):http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poems/shakespe...