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Famous Context Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Doty, Mark
 Today the Masons are auctioning 
their discarded pomp: a trunk of turbans, 
gemmed and ostrich-plumed, and operetta costumes 
labeled inside the collar "Potentate" 
and "Vizier." Here their chairs, blazoned...Read More



by Zaran, Lisa
 At one end of the couch
you sit, mute as a pillow
tossed onto the upholstery.

I watch you sometimes
when you don't know I'm watching
and I see you. Who you are.

You are...Read More

by Francis, Robert
 Lingo of birds was easier than lingo of peasants-
they were elusive, though, the birds, for excellent reasons.
He thought of Virgil, Virgil who wasn't there to chat with.

History he never...Read More

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