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Famous For The Moment Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...wenching on the sly.
What all the blasted cosmic show meant,
I've never tried to understand;
I've always lived just for the moment,
And done the thing that came to hand.

And now I'll toddle to the garden
And light a good old Henry Clay.
I'm ninety odd, so Lord, please pardon
My frequent lapses by the way.
I'm getting tired; the sunset lingers;
The evening star serenes the sky;
The damn cigar burns to my fingers . . .
I guess . . . I'll...Read More



by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...ou were mine by Love’s decree:
So for a moment it seemed last night,
When somebody mentioned your name to me.

Just for the moment I thought you mine –
Loving me, wooing me, as of old.
The tale remembered seemed half divine –
Though I held it lightly enough when told.
The past seemed fairer than when it was near,
As ‘blessings brighten when taking flight, ’
And just for the moment I held you near –
When somebody mentioned your name last night. 
...Read More

by Levy, Amy
...t. How it falls.
Across that endless sea of London roofs,
Weaving such golden wonders on the grey,
That almost, for the moment, we forget
The world of woe beneath them.
Underneath,
For all the sunset glory, Pain is king.

Yet, the sun's there, and very sweet withal;
And I'll not grumble that it's only sun,
But open wide my lips--thus--drink it in;
Turn up my face to the sweet evening sky
(What royal wealth of scarlet on the blue
So tender toned, you'd almost t...Read More

by Lowell, Amy
...it,
Scarlet, and blue, and purple, and white --
Blurred colour reflections in rippled water --
Changing -- streaming --
For the moment that Stella takes to lift her arm.
Then the shuttlecock relinquishes,
Bows,
Descends;
And the sharp blue spears of the air
Thrust it to earth.
Again it mounts,
Stepping up on the rising scents of flowers,
Buoyed up and under by the shining heat.
Above the foxgloves,
Above the guelder-roses,
Above the greenhouse glitter,
Till the sh...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...dary than the grave 
Made for it, or for ourselves. Beware, I say; 
And I’m a sorry one, I fear, to say it, 
Though for the moment we may let that go
And while I’m interrupting my own story 
I’ll ask of you the favor of a look 
Into the street. I like it when it’s empty. 
There’s only one man walking? Let him walk. 
I wish to God that all men might walk always,
And so, being busy, love one another more.” 

“Avon,” I said, now in my chair again, 
“Although ...Read More



by Aiken, Conrad
...rd finds its way to the heart of you. 

 She

This also is clear in the stream of my sensation: 
That I am content, for the moment, Let me be. 
How light the new grass looks with the rain-dust on it! 
But heart is a word that has no meaning, 
Heart means nothing to me. 

 He

To the end of the world I pass and back again 
In flights of the mind; yet always find you here, 
Remote, pale, unattached . . . O Circe-too-clear-eyed, 
Watching amused your fawn...Read More

by Reverdy, Pierre
...Life is simple and gay
The bright sun rings with a quiet sound
The sound of the bells has quieted 
 down
This morning the light hits it all 
The footlights of my head are lit again
And the room I live in is finally bright

Just one beam is enough
Just one burst of laughter
My joy that shakes the house 
Restrains those wanting to die
By the notes of its son...Read More

by Edgar, Marriott
...been nursing imperial hopes 
Started pushing out claims of their own.

But they didn't get far with their scheming,
For the moment the matter were pressed
A stroke of the pen took them off to the Tower,
Where a stroke of the axe did the rest.

A feller they called Perkin Warbeck
Was the one who led Henry a dance, 
To make sure that nowt awkward should happen to him
He worked from an office in France.

He claimed to be one of the Princes
As were smothered to death ...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
...r upon the same 
field, the riches of which will remain unaltered and undiminished 
in value, even although they may be for the moment tarnished by 
the hands of the less skilful workman who first endeavours to transplant 
them to a foreign soil....Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
...ow, with Faith unshaken, 
In patience I but bide my time
When any joy is taken.

No matter if the crushing blow
May for the moment down me, 
Still, back of it waits Love, I know
With some new gift to crown me....Read More

by Nicolson, Adela Florence Cory
...Like softly pattering rain,
   I see the fever, folly, and fears
       Fulfilling man's tale of pain.
   But for the moment your star is bright,
       I revel beneath its shine,
   For I shall sleep in your arms to-night
       And feel your lips on mine!

   And you need not deem me over cold,
       That I do not stop to think
   For all the pleasure this Life may hold
       Is on the Precipice brink.
   Thought could but lessen my soul's delight,
   ...Read More

by Gilbert, Jack
...e abnormal. 
Not the marvelous act. Not Macbeth with fine speeches. 
The worthless can manage in public, or for the moment. 
It is too near the whore's heart: the bounty of impulse, 
And the failure to sustain even small kindness. 
Not the marvelous act, but the evident conclusion of being. 
Not strangeness, but a leap forward of the same quality. 
Accomplishment. The even loyalty. But fresh. 
Not the Prodigal Son, nor Faustus. But ...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...t held the string, 
And her sick fancy that held Argan’s ghost— 
Held it and pitied it. She laughed, almost, 
There for the moment; but her strained eyes filled 
With tears, and she was angry for those tears—
Angry at first, then proud, then sorry for them. 
So she grew calm; and after a vain chase 
For thoughts more vain, she questioned of herself 
What measure of primeval doubts and fears 
Were still to be gone through that she might win
Persuasion of her strength a...Read More

by Larkin, Philip
...those,
And more rooms yet, each one further off

And harder to return from; and who knows
Which he will see, and when? For the moment, wait,
Look down at the yard. Outside seems old enough:
Red brick, lagged pipes, and someone walking by it
Out to the car park, free. Then, past the gate,
Traffic; a locked church; short terraced streets
Where kids chalk games, and girls with hair-dos fetch

Their separates from the cleaners - O world,
Your loves, your chances, are bey...Read More

by Sexton, Anne
...be left alone with the ocean
for it is known he will gulp it all down.
The stars (possibly) are safe.
At least for the moment.
The stars are pears
that no one can reach,
even for a wedding.

Perhaps for a death....Read More

by Frost, Robert
...at flowers can't bloom in the shade of;
It's no more men I'm afraid of;
The meadow is done with the tame.
The place for the moment is ours
For you, oh tumultuous flowers,
To go to waste and go wild in,
All shapes and colors of flowers,
I needn't call you by name....Read More

by Padel, Ruth
...ealed, a wish come true, a lifelong
Sadness healed. Haven, in the mind,

To anyone hurt by littleness. A prayer
For the moment, saved; treachery forgiven.
Flame of the crackle-glaze tangle, amber
Reflected in grey milk-jade. An old song
Remembered, long debt paid.
A painting on silk, which may fade....Read More

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