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Famous Agreement Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tebb, Barry

Margaret, I realize you had only

Yourself to offer, not a career prospect,

Mortgage partnership or pre-nuptial

Agreement, just your ten-year old self

Wearing a washed-out flower-patterned

Frock, navy-blue knickers and black

Laceless runners.


Equally poets at fifty-four don’t

Have that much going for them,

White hair and beard and bags under

My eyes but with some surprise I can

Still make love with passion.


I guessed you’d be a sin...Read More

by Ashbery, John day, our behavior was anarchically
Correct, at least by New Brutalism standards, all then
Grew taciturn by previous agreement. We were spirited 
Away en bateau, under cover of fudge dark.
It's not the incomplete importunes, but the spookiness
Of the finished product. True, to ask less were folly, yet
If he is the result of himself, how much the better 
For him we ought to be! And how little, finally, 
We take this into account! Is the puckered garance satin
Of...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...rtners! O lands! with the love of lovers tie you. 

(Were you looking to be held together by the lawyers? 
Or by an agreement on a paper? or by arms?
—Nay—nor the world, nor any living thing, will so cohere.)...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...dia as the "Asian Solar Myth";
Came on a four months' visit, to "study the East," in November,
And I got him to sign an agreement vowing to stay till September.

March came in with the koil. Pagett was cool and gay,
Called me a "bloated Brahmin," talked of my "princely pay."
March went out with the roses. "Where is your heat?" said he.
"Coming," said I to Pagett, "Skittles!" said Pagett, M.P.

April began with the punkah, coolies, and prickly-heat,...Read More

by Spenser, Edmund
...n pining languor spend,
without hope of aswagement or release.
Is there no meanes for me to purchace peace,
or make agreement with her thrilling eyes:
but that their cruelty doth still increace,
and dayly more augment my miseryes.
But when ye haue shewed all extremityes,
then thinke how litle glory ye haue gayned:
by slaying him, whose lyfe though ye despyse,
mote haue your life in honour long maintayned.
But by his death which some perhaps will mone,
ye shall con...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
Were you looking to be held together by the lawyers? 
By an agreement on a paper? Or by arms? 

I arrive, bringing these, beyond all the forces of courts and arms,
These! to hold you together as firmly as the earth itself is held together. 

The old breath of life, ever new, 
Here! I pass it by contact to you, America. 

O mother! have you done much for me? 
Behold, there shall from me be much done for...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...Both of us seek for truth--in the world without thou dost seek it,
I in the bosom within; both of us therefore succeed.
If the eye be healthy, it sees from without the Creator;
And if the heart, then within doubtless it mirrors the world....Read More

by Finch, Anne Kingsmill
...e King of Cedars wav'd his Power, 
And swore he'd fast ev'n from that Hour, 
Ere he'd such Lady Birds devour. 

Th' Agreement seal'd, on either part, 
The Owl now promis'd, from her Heart, 
All his Night-Dangers to divert; 

As Centinel to stand and whoop, 
If single Fowl, or Shoal, or Troop 
Should at his Palace aim or stoop. 

But home, one Evening without Meat, 
The Eagle comes, and takes his Seat, 
Where they did these Conditions treat. 

The Mother-Owl was pr...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
...Let's straighten this out, my little man,
And reach an agreement if we can.
I entered your door as an honored guest.
My shoes are shined and my trousers are pressed,
And I won't stretch out and read you the funnies
And I won't pretend that we're Easter bunnies.
If you must get somebody down on the floor,
What in the hell are your parents for?
I do not like the things that you say
And I hate the games...Read More

by Larkin, Philip
...ful twice. She was trying
Both times (so I thought) not to laugh.

Parting, after about five
Rehearsals, was an agreement
That I was too selfish, withdrawn
And easily bored to love.
Well, useful to get that learnt,
In my wallet are still two snaps,
Of bosomy rose with fur gloves on.
Unlucky charms, perhaps....Read More

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