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Famous Attentively Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Strode, William
...hat fill'd the place, the Syren of the wood;
Poore harmless Syren, stealing neare she stood
Close lurking in the leaves attentively
Recording that unwonted melody:
Shee cons it to herselfe and every strayne
His finger playes her throat return'd again.
The lutinist perceives an answeare sent
From th' imitating bird and was content
To shewe her play; more fully then in hast
He tries his lute, and (giving her a tast
Of the ensuing quarrel) nimbly beats
On all his strings; as...Read More



by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...And Old King Cole, with many a puff 
That haloed his urbanity, 
Would smoke till he had smoked enough, 
And listen most attentively. 
He beamed as with an inward light
That had the Lord’s assurance in it; 
And once a man was there all night, 
Expecting something every minute. 

But whether from too little thought, 
Or too much fealty to the bowl,
A dim reward was all he got 
For sitting up with Old King Cole. 
“Though mine,” the father mused aloud, 
“Are not the s...Read More

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