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Famous Go For It Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Nemerov, Howard
...t two hunks of bait on hooks
At either end of a single length of line
And toss that up among the scavenging gulls,

Who go for it so fast that often two of them
Make the connection before it hits the water.
Hooked and hung up like that, they do a dance
That lasts only so long. The fishermen

Do that for kicks, on Lake Michigan, sometimes....Read More

by Gregory, Rg>
shape came in.....darkness
clutches at my startled hair
spiders walk my skin
   would i dare
to go for it with my fists - my fists
clench doped with sweat
   would i scream
faint or lie there staring
my eyes pushing out in jets of fear
waiting for what - what would it do

a short nipped sound from the earwig night
drops in my ear
  i sit up
pinching my breath - was it by the door
or the window - i can't be sure
i wait for the next sound for the
blade o...Read More

by Padel, Ruth
...he way you finger your silk throat inside your collar,
Tomorrow there'll be Olga, Sally, Jane. But then I'd whisper
Go for it, petal. Nothing's as real as what you write.
His funeral, if he's not up to it. What we feel
Is mortal, and won't come again.
So cut, weeks later, to an outside shot: the same girl
Taking cover ("Dear God, he's here, he's come!")
Under fat red gooseberries, glimmering hairy stars:
The old, rude bushes she has hide-and-seeked in al...Read More

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