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Famous Anywhen Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hardy, Thomas
...we sailed, 
Gentlemen, 
And damsels took the tiller, veiled 
Against too strong a stare (God wot 
Their fancy, then or anywhen!) 
Upon that shore we are clean forgot, 
Gentlemen! 

We have lost somewhat of that, afar and near, 
Gentlemen, 
The thinning of our ranks each year 
Affords a hint we are nigh undone, 
That shall not be ever again 
The marked of many, loved of one, 
Gentlemen. 

In dance the polka hit our wish, 
Gentlemen, 
The paced quadrille, the spry schottis...Read More



by Hardy, Thomas
...ly man,
While you've a large pot to boil.

"If not, and you'll put it to ball or blade--
To-night, to-morrow night, anywhen--
I'll meet you here.... But think of it,
And in season fit
Let me hear from you again."

--Well, I went away, hoping; but nought I heard
Of my stroke for the child, till there greeted me
A little voice that one day came
To my window-frame
And babbled innocently:

"My father who's not my own, sends word
I'm to stay here, sir, wher...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...with his twisted smile: "A thousand dollars! you go to hell!"

Brown enrolled in the homeless host, sleeping anywhere, anywhen;
Suffered, strove, became a ghost, slave of the lamp for other men;
For What's-his-name and So-and-so in the abyss his soul he stripped,
Yet in his want, his worst of woe, held he fast to the manuscript.
Then one day as he chewed his pen, half in hunger and half despair,
Creaked the door of his garret den; Dick, his brother, was standing there.Read More

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