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Famous Affirmative Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Affirmative poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous affirmative poems. These examples illustrate what a famous affirmative poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Bishop, Elizabeth
...began to pray
even in the store and
finally the family had
to put him away.

"Yes . . ." that peculiar
affirmative. "Yes . . ."
A sharp, indrawn breath,
half groan, half acceptance,
that means "Life's like that.
We know it (also death)."

Talking the way they talked 
in the old featherbed,
peacefully, on and on,
dim lamplight in the hall,
down in the kitchen, the dog
tucked in her shawl.

Now, it's all right now
even to fall asleep...Read More



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