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Famous Eye To Eye Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...and cheered his Table Round 
With large, divine, and comfortable words, 
Beyond my tongue to tell thee--I beheld 
From eye to eye through all their Order flash 
A momentary likeness of the King: 
And ere it left their faces, through the cross 
And those around it and the Crucified, 
Down from the casement over Arthur, smote 
Flame-colour, vert and azure, in three rays, 
One falling upon each of three fair queens, 
Who stood in silence near his throne, the friends 
Of Arthur,...Read More



by Service, Robert William
...ous I find a bore,
For I am British to the core,
 And so is Bingo
Yet just to-day as we passed by,
Our two dogs haulted eye to eye,
 In friendly poses;
Oh, how I hope to-morrow they
Will wag their tails in merry play,
 And rub their noses.

 * * * * * * *

The daughter of the village Maire
Today gave me a frigid stare,
 My hopes are blighted.
I'll tell you how it came to pass . . .
Last evening in the Square, alas!
 My sweet I sighted;
And as she sauntered...Read More

by Ginsberg, Allen
...ind"
"I loved the way he'd recite 'But at my back allways hear/ time's winged 
 chariot hurrying near,' heads together, eye to eye, on a 
 pillow --"
Among lovers one handsome youth straggling the rear
"I studied his poetry class, 17 year-old kid, ran some errands to his 
 walk-up flat,
seduced me didn't want to, made me come, went home, never saw him 
 again never wanted to... "
"He couldn't get it up but loved me," "A clean old man." "He made 
 sure I came f...Read More

by Flynn, Nick
...I go back to the scene where the two men embrace
& grapple a handgun at stomach level between them.

They jerk around the apartment like that
holding on to each other, their cheeks

almost touching. One is shirtless, the other
wears a suit, the one in the suit came in through a window

to steal documents or diamonds, it doesn't matter anymore 
whic...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...red, 
A red-faced bride who knew herself so vile, 
That evermore she longed to hide herself, 
Nor fronted man or woman, eye to eye-- 
Yea--some she cleaved to, but they died of her. 
And one--they called her Fame; and one,--O Mother, 
How can ye keep me tethered to you--Shame. 
Man am I grown, a man's work must I do. 
Follow the deer? follow the Christ, the King, 
Live pure, speak true, right wrong, follow the King-- 
Else, wherefore born?' 

To whom the mother sa...Read More



by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
.... Vivien, lurking, heard. 
She told Sir Modred. Passion-pale they met 
And greeted. Hands in hands, and eye to eye, 
Low on the border of her couch they sat 
Stammering and staring. It was their last hour, 
A madness of farewells. And Modred brought 
His creatures to the basement of the tower 
For testimony; and crying with full voice 
`Traitor, come out, ye are trapt at last,' aroused 
Lancelot, who rushing outward lionlike 
Leapt on him, and hurled h...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...se,
Result in man, be born and think,
And act and love, a closer link
Betwixt us and the crowning race 

Of those that, eye to eye, shall look
On knowledge; under whose command
Is Earth and Earth's, and in their hand
Is Nature like an open book; 

No longer half-akin to brute,
For all we thought and loved and did,
And hoped, and suffer'd, is but seed
Of what in them is flower and fruit; 

Whereof the man, that with me trod
This planet, was a noble type
Appearing ere the times...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...se,
Result in man, be born and think,
And act and love, a closer link
Betwixt us and the crowning race


Of those that, eye to eye, shall look
On knowledge; under whose command
Is Earth and Earth's, and in their hand
Is Nature like an open book;


No longer half-akin to brute,
For all we thought and loved and did,
And hoped, and suffer'd, is but seed
Of what in them is flower and fruit;


Whereof the man, that with me trod
This planet, was a noble type
Appearing ere the times...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...e he went in
Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.
Hear what little Red-Eye saith:
"Nag, come up and dance with death!"


Eye to eye and head to head,
 (Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is dead;
 (At thy pleasure, Nag.)
Turn for turn and twist for twist -- 
 (Run and hide thee, Nag.)
Hah! The hooded Death has missed!
 (Woe betide thee, Nag!)...Read More

by Mueller, Lisel
...and noise falls into place
as screech or sweet roo-coo,
while in my own, real, world
gray foxes and gray wolves
bargain eye to eye,
and the amazing dove
takes shelter under the wing
of the raven to keep dry.

Knowing that you must climb,
one day, the ancient tower
where disenchantment binds
the curls of innocence,
that you must live with power
and honor circumstance,
that choice is what comes true--
oh, Jenny, pure in heart,
why do I lie to you?

Why do I read you tales
i...Read More

by Service, Robert William
...at desire to do.
So there they stood like carven wood and hushed was every breath,
We watched them glaring, staring eye to eye;
But neither drew, for either knew a second split meant death -
And so a minute . . . two . . . three three went by.

The sweat pricked on the Sheriff's brow as suddenly he broke
And limp and weak he wilted to the floor;
And then the stranger's hand shot out and grabbed the heavy poke
As jeeringly he backed up to the do...Read More

by Lindsay, Vachel
...
Be aught but what we find them here:— 
The blasters of the land?" 

"First race, first men from anywhere 
To face you, eye to eye. 
For that do you curse Avalon
And raise a hue and cry?
These toilers cannot kiss your hand,
Or fawn with hearts bowed down:
Be glad for them, and Avalon,
And Arthur's ghostly crown.

"No doubt your guests, with sage debate
In grave things gentlemen
Will let your trade and farms alone
And turn them back again.
But why should brawling b...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...
Hither and thither he wandered, steering by stars and by sun. 

Fearless he was beyond credence, looking at death eye to eye: 
This was his formula always, "All man go dead by and by -- 
S'posing time come no can help it -- s'pose time no come, then no die." 

Dived in the depths of the Darnleys, down twenty fathom and five; 
Down where by law, and by reason, men are forbidden to dive; 
Down in a pressure so awful that only the strongest survive: 

Sweated four men ...Read More

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