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Famous Get Lost Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Stafford, William
 If you don't know the kind of person I am
and I don't know the kind of person you are
a pattern that others made may prevail in the world
and following...Read More



by Levine, Philip
 In Lake Forest, a suburb of Chicago,
a woman sits at her desk to write
me a letter. She holds a photograph
of me up to the light, one taken
17 years ago...Read More

by Rich, Susan
 Republic of Niger

Nomads are said to know their way by an exact spot in the sky,

the touch of sand to their fingers, granules on the tongue.

But sometimes a system...Read More

by Bukowski, Charles
 here comes the fishhead singing
here comes the baked potato in drag
here comes nothing to do all day long
here comes another night of no sleep
here comes the phone wringing the...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
 MAMIE beat her head against the bars of a little Indiana
town and dreamed of romance and big things off
somewhere the way the railroad trains all ran.
She could see the...Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
 What is -- "Paradise" --
Who live there --
Are they "Farmers" --
Do they "hoe" --
Do they know that this is "Amherst" --
And that I -- am coming -- too --

Do...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
 WHEN the sea is everywhere
from horizon to horizon ..
 when the salt and blue
 fill a circle of horizons ..
I swear again how I know
the sea is older than...Read More

by Jones, Chris
 His name has been ghosted over the fence,
leaving an alias, burn, prison clothes. 
I'm half the man, he says, not my sentence,
waiting on time that other people chose.

From their...Read More

by Popa, Vasko
 Enough chattering violets enough sweet trash
I won't hear anything know anything
Enough enough of all

I'll say the last enough
Fill my mouth with earth
Grit my teeth

To break off you skull guzzler
To...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
 i got nothing last year
and i expect nothing this
so i've got to find
if i'm to be rewarded

so all good people
you'd better learn to give
from the goodness of your heart...Read More

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