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Famous End Of The Road Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Masefield, John
...FRIENDS and loves we have none, nor wealth nor blessed abode, 
But the hope of the City of God at the other end of the road. 

Not for us are content, and quiet, and peace of mind, 
For we go seeking a city that we shall never find. 

There is no solace on earth for us--for such as we-- 
Who search for a hidden city that we shall never see. 

Only the road and the dawn, the sun, the wind, and the rain, 
And the watch fire under stars, and sleep, and th...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...rife . . .
Hark to their silver sigh!
Olives against the sky.

Cypresses glooming the sky,
Stark at the end of the road;
Failing and faint am I,
Lief to be eased of my load;
There where the stones peer white
in the last of the silvery light,
Quiet and cold I'll lie -
Cypresses etching the sky.

Trees, trees against the sky -
O I have loved them well!
There are pleasures you cannot buy,
Treasurers you cannot sell,
And not the smallest of these
Is the gift a...Read More

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