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Famous Attentions Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Killigrew, Anne
...ent Art revive, 
With which, when Young, I did for Glory strive. 
Nor for my Verse will I accept a Hire, 
Your bare Attentions all I shall require. 
 Alci. Lo, from the Plain I see draw near a Pair
That I could wish in our Converse might share. 
Amira 'tis and young Alcimedon. 
 Lici. Serious Discourse industriously they shun. 
 Alci. It being yet their luck to come this way, 
The Fond Ones to our Lecture we'll betray: 
And though they only sou...Read More

by Jones, Richard
...eyes bandaged.
He did not like visitors,
but if they came
he'd silently hold their hand as they talked.

Small attentions
are all he requires.
Tell him you never saw anyone
so adept 
at parallel parking.

Still, your life will not be easy.
Just look in the drawer where he keeps his socks.
Nothing matches. And what's the turtle shell
doing there, or the map of the moon,
or the surgeon's plastic model of a take-apart heart?

You must understand --
h...Read More

by Chesterton, G K 
He the valiant, she the pure; 
If an angel out of heaven 
Brings you other things to drink, 
Thank him for his kind attentions, 
Go and pour them down the sink. 

Tea is like the East he grows in, 
A great yellow Mandarin 
With urbanity of manner 
And unconsciousness of sin; 
All the women, like a harem, 
At his pig-tail troop along; 
And, like all the East he grows in, 
He is Poison when he's strong. 

Tea, although an Oriental, 
Is a gentleman at least; 
Cocoa i...Read More

by Nash, Ogden
...e for breaking leases.
You may take a sock at your daddy's tummy
Or climb all over your doting mummy,
But keep your attentions to me in check,
Or, sonny boy, I will wring your neck.
A happier man today I'd be
Had someone wrung it ahead of me....Read More

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