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Famous Fortune Teller Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Swift, Jonathan
...Desponding Phillis was endu'd 
With ev'ry Talent of a Prude, 
She trembled when a Man drew near; 
Salute her, and she turn'd her Ear: 
If o'er against her you were plac't 
She durst not look above your Wa[i]st; 
She'd rather take you to her Bed 
Than let you see her dress her Head; 
In Church you heard her thro' the Crowd 
Repeat the Absolution loud; 
In C...Read More

by Moore, Thomas
...Down in the valley come meet me to-night, 
And I'll tell you your fortune truly 
As ever 'twas told, by the new-moon's light, 
To a young maiden, shining as newly. 

But, for the world, let no one be nigh, 
Lest haply the stars should deceive me, 
Such secrets between you and me and the sky 
Should never go farther, believe me. 

If at that hour th...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
...LUBIN and KATE, as gossips tell,
Were Lovers many a day;
LUBIN the damsel lov'd so well,
That folks pretend to say
The silly, simple, doting Lad,
Was little less than loving mad:
A malady not known of late--
Among the little-loving Great!

KATE liked the youth; but woman-kind
Are sometimes giv'n to range.
And oft, the giddy Sex, we find,
(They know not...Read More

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