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Famous Hard Lesson Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tebb, Barry
...o years

To die on a dual carriageway ‘high on morphine’

And I learned healing is caring as much as knowing,

The slow hard lesson of a lifetime, the concentration

Of a chess master, the footwork of a dancer,

The patience of a scholar and a saint’s humility,

While I have only a poet’s quickness, a journalist’s 

Ability to speed-read and the clumsiness 

Of a circus clown....Read More

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