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Famous New Age Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg
...[from a motif by Jean Dunand (1877-1942)]

seven lacqueur ducks on a silver pond
their rippling held in a moveless frieze
nothing now can help them swim beyond
the stoned edges (invent a new-age breeze)
eternity is water starved of trees
their fixture is our own - for all we fidget
history puts us down as one dead digit

silver-ponded we can't stop being s...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
...and the merry shepherd boys crowd on the banks
of the blue river.
No, I will never be the leader, brothers, of this new age of
new Bengal; I shall not trouble to light the lamp of culture for
the benighted. If only I could be born, under the shady asoka
groves, in some village of Brinda, where milk is churned by the
maidens!...Read More

by Gregory, Rg
how new the world is
trying to find
nerve in an old rind

the bread is crumbled
for birds to swallow
rolled into droppings
flowers from the hair
of noseless statues
tyrants of parks
where men have cowered
too long and mistaken
unmanned by he dark

when we awaken
(how have we fallen)
machines are broken
wires lie strangled
by the messages the...Read More

by Yeats, William Butler
...the end of day
Awakens an old memory, and say,
'Your strength, that is so lofty and fierce and kind,
It might call up a new age, calling to mind
The queens that were imagined long ago,
Is but half yours: he kneaded in the dough
Through the long years of youth, and who would have thought
It all, and more than it all, would come to naught,
And that dear words meant nothing?' But enough,
For when we have blamed the wind we can blame love;
Or, if there needs be more, be nothing s...Read More

by Estep, Maggie over
and to talk to that dingy bimbette blonde 
as if he really wanted to hear about her
manicures and
pedicures and
New Age ritualistic enema cures and
truth be known, he probably does wanna hear about it
because he is the stupid jerk I'm obsessed with
and he's obsessed with doing anything he can
to lend fuel to my fire
he makes a point of standing
looking over my shoulder 
when I'm talking to the guy who adores me
and would bark like a dog
and wave to strangers
if I aske...Read More

by Graves, Robert
...rious there
When cold winds fly across the air? 
You’ll only frown; you’ll turn the page, 
But find no glimpse of your “New Age 
Of Poetry” in my worn-out words. 

Must winds that cut like blades of steel
And sunsets swimming in Volnay, 
The holiest, cruellest pains I feel, 
Die stillborn, because old men squeal 
For something new: “Write something new: 
We’ve read this poem—that one too,
And twelve more like ’em yesterday”? 

No, no! my chicken, I shall scrawl 
Just what...Read More

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