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Famous Always Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Neruda, Pablo
...which flows down to the wild sea,
to the eternal surf, to Time!

Bring them all
to where I am waiting for you;
we shall always be alone,
we shall always be you and I
alone on earth
to start our life!...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...peace, the formation of the Constitution, 
The separate States, the simple, elastic scheme, the immigrants, 
The Union, always swarming with blatherers, and always sure and impregnable, 
The unsurvey’d interior, log-houses, clearings, wild animals, hunters, trappers;
Surrounding the multiform agriculture, mines, temperature, the gestation of new States, 
Congress convening every Twelfth-month, the members duly coming up from the uttermost
Surrounding the noble charac...Read More

by Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
...f the threshold.
"Welcome, Basil, my friend! Come, take thy place on the settle
Close by the chimney-side, which is always empty without thee;
Take from the shelf overhead thy pipe and the box of tobacco;
Never so much thyself art thou as when through the curling
Smoke of the pipe or the forge thy friendly and jovial face gleams
Round and red as the harvest moon through the mist of the marshes."
Then, with a smile of content, thus answered Basil the blacksmith,
Taking...Read More

by Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E) are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart...Read More

by Wordsworth, William
...P>   Then do not fear, my boy! for thee  Bold as a lion I will be;  And I will always be thy guide,  Through hollow snows and rivers wide.  I'll build an Indian bower; I know  The leaves that make the softest bed:  And if from me thou wilt not go.  But still be true 'till I am dead,  My pretty thing! then thou shalt sing,  As merry as the ...Read More

by Frost, Robert ran through
And swept of leathern leaves, but left the bark
Unscorched, unblackened, even, by any smoke.
They always took their holidays in autumn.
Once they came on a maple in a glade,
Standing alone with smooth arms lifted up,
And every leaf of foliage she'd worn
Laid scarlet and pale pink about her feet.
But its age kept them from considering this one.
Twenty-five years ago at Maple's naming
It hardly could have been a two-leaved seedling
The next cow...Read More

by St Vincent Millay, Edna fury, what considerable rage, if only she,
Upon whose icy breast,
Unquestioned, uncaressed,
One time I lay,
And whom always I lack,
Even to this day,
Being by no means from that frigid bosom weaned away,
If only she therewith be given me back?"
I sought her down that dolorous labyrinth,
Wherein no shaft of sunlight ever fell,
And in among the bloodless everywhere
I sought her, but the air,
Breathed many times and spent,
Was fretful with a whispering discontent,
And questio...Read More

by Frost, Robert
...e the thing you haven’t, yet you give it.
So false it is that what we haven’t we can’t give;
So false, that what we always say is true.
I’ll have to turn the leaf if no one else will.
It won’t lie down. Then let it stand. Who cares?”

“I shouldn’t want to hurry you, Meserve,
But if you’re going— Say you’ll stay, you know?
But let me raise this curtain on a scene,
And show you how it’s piling up against you.
You see the snow-white through the white of f...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...more perfection than there is now, 
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.

Urge, and urge, and urge; 
Always the procreant urge of the world. 

Out of the dimness opposite equals advance—always substance and increase,
 always sex; 
Always a knit of identity—always distinction—always a breed of life. 

To elaborate is no avail—learn’d and unlearn’d feel that it is

Sure as the most certain sure, plumb in the uprights, well entretied,...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...under, but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
(I think they hang there winter and summer on those trees, and always drop fruit as I
What is it I interchange so suddenly with strangers? 
What with some driver, as I ride on the seat by his side? 
What with some fisherman, drawing his seine by the shore, as I walk by, and pause? 
What gives me to be free to a woman’s or man’s good-will? What gives them to be free to

The efflux of the Soul is happine...Read More

by Chesterton, G K
...out Ethelred;
And between the deep drink and the dead
He had fallen upon sleep.

"Come not to me, King Alfred, Save always for the ale:
Why should my harmless hinds be slain
Because the chiefs cry once again,
As in all fights, that we shall gain,
And in all fights we fail?

"Your scalds still thunder and prophesy
That crown that never comes;
Friend, I will watch the certain things,
Swine, and slow moons like silver rings,
And the ripening of the plums."

And Alfred an...Read More

by Wordsworth, William
...'s Sister! we have learnt  A different lore: we may not thus profane  Nature's sweet voices always full of love  And joyance! Tis the merry Nightingale   That crowds, and hurries, and precipitates  With fast thick warble his delicious notes,  As he were fearful, that an April night  Would be too short for him to utter forth  Hi? love-chant, and disburthen his...Read More

by Bridges, Robert Seymour
...dwell beside thee when he walks the height,
And fondly toward thee at his setting gaze.
I wait upon thy coming, but always--
Dancing to meet my thoughts if they invite--
Thou hast outrun their longing with delight,
And in my solitude dost mock my praise. 
Now doth my drop of time transcend the whole:
I see no fame in Khufu's pyramid,
No history where loveless Nile doth roll.
--This is eternal life, which doth forbid
Mortal detraction to the exalted soul,
And from ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...all the world be healed." 

`Then leaving the pale nun, I spake of this 
To all men; and myself fasted and prayed 
Always, and many among us many a week 
Fasted and prayed even to the uttermost, 
Expectant of the wonder that would be. 

`And one there was among us, ever moved 
Among us in white armour, Galahad. 
"God make thee good as thou art beautiful," 
Said Arthur, when he dubbed him knight; and none, 
In so young youth, was ever made a knight 
Till Galahad; ...Read More

by Carroll, Lewis
...eparate ship:
But the Bellman declared that would never agree
 With the plans he had made for the trip:

Navigation was always a difficult art,
 Though with only one ship and one bell:
And he feared he must really decline, for his part,
 Undertaking another as well.

The Beaver's best course was, no doubt, to procure
 A second-hand dagger-proof coat--
So the Baker advised it-- and next, to insure
 Its life in some Office of note:

This the Banker suggested, and offered fo...Read More

by Wordsworth, William
...P>  A thought it come into her head;  "The pony he is mild and good,  And we have always used him well;  Perhaps he's gone along the dell,  And carried Johnny to the wood."   Then up she springs as if on wings;  She thinks no more of deadly sin;  If Betty fifty ponds should see,  The last of all her thoughts would be,  To drown her...Read More

by Blake, William
...he elephant, watch the fruits.

The cistern contains: the fountain overflows 
One thought. fills immensity.
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid

Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth.

The eagle never lost so much time, as when he submitted to learn
of the crow.


The fox provides for himself. but God provides for the lion. 
Think in the morning, Act in the noon, Eat in the evening, Sle...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...t-thrush sings in the pine trees
 Drip drop drip drop drop drop drop
 But there is no water
 Who is the third who walks always beside you? 
When I count, there are only you and I together
But when I look ahead up the white road
There is always another one walking beside you
Gliding wrapt in a brown mantle, hooded
I do not know whether a man or a woman
- But who is that on the other side of you?
 What is that sound high in the air
Murmur of maternal lamentation
Who are those h...Read More

by Miller, Alice Duer
...had such fun,
I stayed many weeks in England
Instead of just one.

John had one of those English faces 
That always were and will always be 
Found in the cream of English places 
Till England herself sink into the sea— 
A blond, bowed face with prominent eyes 
A little bit bluer than English skies. 
You see it in ruffs and suits of armour, 
You see it in wigs of many styles, 
Soldier and sailor, judge and farmer— 
That face has governed the British Isles, 
By t...Read More

by Akhmatova, Anna
...that I would not mourn her.
But my heart turned to stone without choice,
And it seems to me that everywhere
And always I'll hear her sweet voice.

x x x

True love's memory, You are heavy!
In your smoke I sing and burn,
And the rest -- is only fire
To keep the chilled soul warm.

To keep warm the sated body,
They need my tears for this
Did I for this sing your song, God?
Did I take part of love for this?

Let me drink of such a poison,
Tha...Read More

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