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Famous Don't Look Back Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Don't Look Back poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous don't look back poems. These examples illustrate what a famous don't look back poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Hikmet, Nazim
...have even a book of ABC's
that lives on this street
and carries my name on its door!
But what the hell...
I don't look back,
the lead dirt of the composing room
 on my face,
seventy-five cents in my pocket,


The piece got left in the middle.
It rained and swamped the lines.
But oh! what I would have written...
The starving writer sitting on his three-thousand-page
 three-volume manuscript
wouldn't stare at ...Read more of this...

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