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Famous Give Up The Ghost Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Strand, Mark
...y ***** which whispers encouragement to my thighs.
I give up my clothes which are walls that blow in the wind
and I give up the ghost that lives in them.
I give up. I give up.
And you will have none of it because already I am beginning
again without anything....Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...e been a captain of a host, 
Self-eloquent and ripe for prodigies, 
Doomed here to swell by dangerous degrees,
And then give up the ghost. 
Nahum’s great grasshoppers were such as these, 
Sun-scattered and soon lost. 

Whatever the dark road he may have taken, 
This man who stood on high
And faced alone the sky, 
Whatever drove or lured or guided him,— 
A vision answering a faith unshaken, 
An easy trust assumed of easy trials, 
A sick negation born of weak denials,
A...Read More

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