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Famous Fits And Starts Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Housman, A E
...r fights, 
Lief should I rouse at morning 
And lief lie down of nights. 

But men at whiles are sober 
And think by fits and starts, 
And if they think, they fasten 
Their hands upon their hearts....Read More

by Morris, William
...very tree
Upon her head and heavy hair,
And on her eyelids broad and fair;
The tears and rain ran down her face.
By fits and starts they rode apace,
And very often was his place
Far off from her; he had to ride
Ahead, to see what might betide
When the roads cross'd; and sometimes, when
There rose a murmuring from his men
Had to turn back with promises;
Ah me! she had but little ease;
And often for pure doubt and dread
She sobb'd, made giddy in the head
By the swift riding...Read More

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