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Famous Answerer Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Whitman, Walt
...understood, appear often enough—but rare has the day
 been,
 likewise the spot, of the birth of the maker of poems, the Answerer,
(Not every century, or every five centuries, has contain’d such a day, for all its
 names.)


The singers of successive hours of centuries may have ostensible names, but the name of
 each of
 them
 is one of the singers, 
The name of each is, eye-singer, ear-singer, head-singer, sweet-singer, echo-singer,
 parlor-singer,
 love-singer, or someth...Read More



by Hardy, Thomas
...t understood,
Of Evil stormed by Good,
We the Forlorn Hope over which Achievement strides?"

Thus things around. No answerer I....
Meanwhile the winds, and rains,
And Earth's old glooms and pains
Are still the same, and gladdest Life Death neighbors nigh....Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...1
NOW list to my morning’s romanza—I tell the signs of the Answerer; 
To the cities and farms I sing, as they spread in the sunshine before me. 

A young man comes to me bearing a message from his brother; 
How shall the young man know the whether and when of his brother? 
Tell him to send me the signs.

And I stand before the young man face to face, and take his right hand in my left hand,
 and his
 left
 h...Read More

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