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Famous At The Last Minute Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous At The Last Minute 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 the last minute poems. These examples illustrate what a famous at the last minute poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Ashbery, John
 Orpheus liked the glad personal quality
Of the things beneath the sky. Of course, Eurydice was a part
Of this. Then one day, everything changed. He rends
Rocks into fissures with lament....Read More



by Reeser, Jennifer
 Moscow ballet at seven in the evening.
You look at everything. You lay your cheek
against my shoulder, smoothing down my sleeve,
the Russian blizzards somehow less than bleak,
portrayed with whimsy on...Read More

by Olds, Sharon
 When I got to his marker, I sat on it,
like sitting on the edge of someone's bed 
and I rubbed the smooth, speckled granite.
I took some tears from my...Read More

by Merwin, W S
 At the last minute a word is waiting
not heard that way before and not to be
repeated or ever be remembered
one that always had been a household word
used in speaking...Read More

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