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Famous Averts Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Rothenberg, Jerome
the ground below me
The more my fingers ply
these keys the more
words daunt me.
I am what a haunt
averts, what you who once
spoke from my dream
no longer tell.
The book is paradise.
An odor is a clue
to what was lost.
I seek & speak
son of a father
with no home or heart.
I bantereed with a friend
that there are speeds
beyond the speed
of light.
I spun around.
the calculus of two
plus two,
the mystery of
false attachments,
still pe...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...the darkness. 

I am a man who, sauntering along, without fully stopping, turns a casual look upon you,
 averts his face, 
Leaving it to you to prove and define it, 
Expecting the main things from you....Read more of this...

by Aiken, Conrad
...We know your secret!—
Voices jangle about her, jeers, and laughter. . . .
She trembles, tries to hurry, averts her eyes.
Tell us the truth, old lady! where have you been?
She turns and turns, her brain grows dark with cries.

Look at the old fool tremble! She's been paying,—
Paying good money, too,—to talk to spirits. . . .
She thinks she's heard a message from one dead!
What did he tell you? Is he well and happy?
Don't lie to us—we all...Read more of this...

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