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Famous Consideration Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Clampitt, Amy
...t touch-last like a terrier,
turning the same thing over and over,
over and over. For the ocean, nothing
is beneath consideration.
 The houses
of so many mussels and periwinkles
have been abandoned here, it's hopeless
to know which to salvage. Instead
I keep a lookout for beach glass—
amber of Budweiser, chrysoprase
of Almadén and Gallo, lapis
by way of (no getting around it,
I'm afraid) Phillips'
Milk of Magnesia, with now and then a rare
translucent turquoise or...Read more of this...

by Smart, Christopher
...ed to the great mess by the benevolence of God my father. 

For I this day made over my inheritance to my mother in consideration of her infirmities. 

For I this day made over my inheritance to my mother in consideration of her age. 

For I this day made over my inheritance to my mother in consideration of her poverty. 

For I bless the thirteenth of August, in which I had the grace to obey the voice of Christ in my conscience. 

For I bless the thirteent...Read more of this...

by Bradstreet, Anne
that which they were given for; as health, wealth, and honor, which 
might be so many steps to draw men to God in consideration of his 
bounty towards them, but have driven them the further from him, 
that they are ready to say, We are lords, we will come no more at 
thee. If outward blessings be not as wings to help us mount 
upwards, they will certainly prove clogs and weights that will pull 
us lower downward....Read more of this...

by Khayyam, Omar
...O thou that lusteth night and day for the goods of
this world, dost thou not reflect upon the terrible day?
Take into consideration thy last breath, come back to
self, and see how time deals with others....Read more of this...

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...the whole of which are contained in this 
volume (with the exception of one or two of the former, which have 
been, on consideration, left out by me owing to their trifling and 
uninteresting nature). The same may be said of the Odes, Sonnets, 
Miscellaneous Poems, &c.

In addition to those portions of Goethe's poetical works which 
are given in this complete form, specimens of the different other 
classes of them, such as the Epigrams, Elegies, &c., are added, 
...Read more of this...

by Whitman, Walt
...odestly sliding the fellow-senses away, 
They bribed to swap off with touch, and go and graze at the edges of me; 
No consideration, no regard for my draining strength or my anger; 
Fetching the rest of the herd around to enjoy them a while, 
Then all uniting to stand on a headland and worry me.

The sentries desert every other part of me; 
They have left me helpless to a red marauder; 
They all come to the headland, to witness and assist against me. 

I am ...Read more of this...

by Chaucer, Geoffrey*: *seek
Us thought it was not worth to *make it wise*, *discuss it at length*
And granted him withoute more avise*, *consideration
And bade him say his verdict, as him lest.
Lordings (quoth he), now hearken for the best;
But take it not, I pray you, in disdain;
This is the point, to speak it plat* and plain. *flat
That each of you, to shorten with your way
In this voyage, shall tellen tales tway,
To Canterbury-ward, I mean it so,
And homeward he shall tellen other ...Read more of this...

by Frost, Robert
...ces seem to say: 
Call her Nausicaa, the unafraid 
Of an acquaintance made adventurously." 
"I let you say that--on consideration." 
"I don't see very well how you can help it. 
You want the truth. I speak but by the voices. 
You see they know I haven't had your name, 
Though what a name should matter between us----" 
"I shall suspect----" 
"Be good. The voices say: 
Call her Nausicaa, and take a timber 
That you shall find lies in the cellar charred 
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by Service, Robert William
...mber be a winner.

Far be it from me to advise,
But in the marital relation
The safest bet is Compromise
And Mutual Consideration....Read more of this...

by Cavafy, Constantine P
...Without consideration, without pity, without shame
they have built great and high walls around me.

And now I sit here and despair.
I think of nothing else: this fate gnaws at my mind;

for I had many things to do outside.
Ah why did I not pay attention when they were building the walls.

But I never heard any noise or sound of builders.
Impercep...Read more of this...

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