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Famous Get It Poems by Famous Poets

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by Bukowski, Charles
...that's what he was." 
"Drink up, you'll feel better." 
"And he couldn't make love." 
"You mean he couldn't get it up?" 
"Oh he got it up, he got it up all the time. But he didn't know how to make a
woman happy, you know. He didn't know what to do. All that money, all that education, he
was useless." 
"I wish I had a college education." 
"You don't need one. You have everything you need, George." 
"I'm just a flunkey. All the **** j...Read more of this...

by Giovanni, Nikki
...ours  and i'll get mine  if i learn  to sit and wait  you got yours  i want mine  and i'm gonna get it  cause i gotta get it  cause i need to get it  if i learn how    thought about calling  for it on the phone  asked for a delivery  but they didn't have it  thought about going  to the store to get it  walked to the corner  but they didn't have it    called your name  in my sleep  si...Read more of this...

by Ginsberg, Allen
...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 first"
This the crowd most surprised proud at ceremonial place of honor--
Then poets & musicians -- college boys' grunge bands -- age-old rock 
 star Beatles, faithful guitar accompanists, gay classical con-
 ductors, unknown high Jazz music composers, funky trum-
 peters, bowed bass & fr...Read more of this...

by Frost, Robert
...see us through our first two weeks. But, Joe,
The stove! Before they go! Knock on the window;
Ask them to help you get it on its feet.
We stand here dreaming. Hurry! Call them back!”

“They’re not gone yet.”

“We’ve got to have the stove,
Whatever else we want for. And a light.
Have we a piece of candle if the lamp
And oil are buried out of reach?”
The house was full of tramping, and the dark,
Door-filling men burst in and seized the stove.
...Read more of this...

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...e’ll take my nerves and tie them in a knot 
Sometimes, and that’s not Isaac. I know that— 
And I know what it is: I get it here 
A little, in my knees, and Isaac—here.”
The old man shook his head regretfully 
And laid his knuckles three times on his forehead. 
“That’s what it is: Isaac is not quite right. 
You see it, but you don’t know what it means: 
The thousand little differences—no,
You do not know them, and it’s well you don’t; 
You’ll know them soon eno...Read more of this...

by Lehman, David
...Les Halles on Park and 28th for a Salade
Niçoise I've just watched The Singing Detective all
six hours of it and can't get it out of my mind,
the scarecrow that turns into Hitler, the sad-eyed
father wearing a black arm-band, the yellow umbrellas
as Bing Crosby's voice comes out of Michael Gambon's
mouth, "you've got to ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive,
e-lim-inate the negative" advice as sound today
as in 1945 though it also remains true that
the only thing to do with good adv...Read more of this...

by Smart, Christopher

For this is evident in flowers. 

For it is more especially manifest in double flowers. 

For earth will get it up again by the blessing of God on the industry of man. 

For the horn is of plenty because of milk and honey. 

For I pray God be gracious to the Bees and the Beeves this day....Read more of this...

by Harrison, Tony
...tongue burst into flame
but only literally, which makes me sorry,
sorry for his sake there's no Heaven to reach.
I get it all from Earth my daily bread
but he hungered for release from mortal speech
that kept him down, the tongue that weighed like lead....Read more of this...

by Bukowski, Charles
poetry, always more
P O E T R Y .

if it doesn't come, coax it out with a 
laxative. get your name in LIGHTS,
get it up there in
8 1/2 x 11 mimeo.

keep it coming like a miracle.

ah christ, writers are the most sickening
of all the louts!
yellow-toothed, slump-shouldered,
gutless, flea-bitten and
obvious . . . in tinker-toy rooms
with their flabby hearts
they tell us
what's wrong with the world-
as if we didn't know that a cop's club
can crack t...Read more of this...

by Brautigan, Richard her. She was clever that way.

 The people he was working for wouldn't pay him up there.

They said he'd get it all in one sum when they got back to

San Francisco. He'd taken the job because he was broke,

really broke.

 He waited and cut trees in the snow, laid the squaw,

cooked bad food--they were on a tight budget--and he

washed the dishes. Afterwards, he slept on the kitchen floor

in his Air Force flight jacket.

 When they finally got ...Read more of this...

by Nash, Ogden
...e on this doggerel?
If you have a sore throat you can cure it by using a good goggeral,
If you have a sore foot you can get it fixed by a chiropodist,
And you can get your original sin removed by St. John the Bopodist,
Why then should this flocculent lassitude be incurable?
Kansas City, Kansas, proves that even Kansas City needn't always be
Up up my soul! This inaction is abominable.
Perhaps it is the result of disturbances abdominable.
The pilgri...Read more of this...

by Gilbert, Jack
and frightening that it does not quite. Love, we say,
God, we say, Rome and Michiko, we write, and the words
get it all wrong. We say bread and it means according
to which nation. French has no word for home,
and we have no word for strict pleasure. A people
in northern India is dying out because their ancient
tongue has no words for endearment. I dream of lost
vocabularies that might express some of what
we no longer can. Maybe the Etruscan tex...Read more of this...

by Frost, Robert
...Having a wheel and four legs of its own
Has never availed the cumbersome grindstone
To get it anywhere that I can see.
These hands have helped it go, and even race;
Not all the motion, though, they ever lent,
Not all tke miles it may have thought it went,
Have got it one step from the starting place.
It stands beside the same old apple tree.
The shadow of the apple tree is thin
Upon it now its feet as fast in snow.
All other fa...Read more of this...

by Bukowski, Charles anybody else?"
"No there isn't anybody else. Just you. But I'm hustling. It costs ten bucks. But
you get it free."
"Pull those pins out." 
"No, it's the fad." 
"It's making me very unhappy." 
"Are you sure?" 
"Hell yes, I'm sure." 
Cass slowly pulled the pins out and put them back in her purse. 
"Why do you haggle your beauty?" I asked. "Why don't you just live with
"Because people think it's all I have. Beauty is nothi...Read more of this...

by Frost, Robert
...guess which hand? My my! Once on a time 
I knew a lovely way to tell for certain 
By looking in the ears. But I forget it. 
Er, let me see. I think I'll take the right. 
That's sure to be right even if it's wrong. 
Come, hold it out. Don't change.--A Ram's Horn orchid! 
A Ram's Horn! What would I have got, I wonder, 
If I had chosen left. Hold out the left. 
Another Ram's Horn! Where did you find those, 
Under what beech tree, on what wood...Read more of this...

by Carroll, Lewis
"If seven maids with seven mops
   Swept it for half a year,
Do you suppose," the Walrus said,
   "That they could get it clear?"
"I doubt it," said the Carpenter,
   And shed a bitter tear.

"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
   The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
   Along the briny beach;
We cannot do with more than four,
   To give a hand to each."

The eldest Oyster looked at him,
   But never a word he said;
The eldes...Read more of this...

by Padel, Ruth
...a pile, a pile of little arms.


Soon after, all us new recruits turned on
to angel-dust like the rest. 
You get it subsidized out there.
The snail can' t crawl on the straight
razor and live. I'm innocent.

(This poem was Commended in the 1992 National Poetry Competition)...Read more of this...

by Brautigan, Richard

 Silver is not a good adjective to describe what I felt when

he told me about trout fishing.

 I'd like to get it right.

 Maybe trout steel. Steel made from trout. The clear

snow-filled river acting as foundry and heat.

 Imagine Pittsburgh.

 A steel that comes from trout, used to make buildings,

 trains and tunnels.

 The Andrew Carnegie of Trout!

The Reply of Trout Fishing in America:

 I remember with particular amusement, people...Read more of this...

by Milligan, Spike
...ay citizen;
Pray no rain will fall
On your newly polished
Four wheeled


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Get it out with Optrex...Read more of this...

by Browning, Robert
...t can endure
Amid the noise of a July noon,
When all God's creatures crave their boon,
All at once and all in tune,
And get it, happy as Waring then,
Having first within his ken
What a man might do with men,
And far too glad, in the even-glow,
To mix with your world he meant to take
Into his hand, he told you, so— 
And out of it his world to make,
To contract and to expand
As he shut or oped his hand.
Oh, Waring, what's to really be?
A clear stage and a crowd to see!
Some...Read more of this...

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