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Famous At Arm's Length Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
...she sate in.
There, with some strange spasm
Of pain and passion, she wrung loose my hands
Imperiously, and held me at arm's length,
And with two grey-steel naked-bladed eyes
Searched through my face, -- ay, stabbed it through and through,
Through brows and cheeks and chin, as if to find
A wicked murderer in my innocent face,
If not here, there perhaps. Then, drawing breath,
She struggled for her ordinary calm
And missed it rather, -- told me not to shrink,
As if she ...Read More

by Frost, Robert
Fresh painted by the shower a velvet black. 
We paused, the minister and I, to look. 
He made as if to hold it at arm's length 
Or put the leaves aside that framed it in. 
"Pretty," he said. "Come in. No one will care." 
The path was a vague parting in the grass 
That led us to a weathered window-sill. 
We pressed our faces to the pane. "You see," he said, 
"Everything's as she left it when she died. 
Her sons won't sell the house or the t...Read More

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