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Famous New Direction Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous New Direction 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 direction poems. These examples illustrate what a famous new direction poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Williams, William Carlos (WCW)
...my head— 
a little removed—or 
a thin wash of rain on the roadway 
—I am never afraid when he is driving,— 
interposes new direction, 
rides us sidewise, unforseen 
into the ditch! All threads cut! 
Death! Black. The end. The very end—

I would sit separate weighing a 
small red handful: the dirt of these parts, 
sliding mists sheeting the alders 
against the touch of fingers creeping 
to mine. All stuff of the blind emotions. 
But—stirred, the eye seizes 
fo...Read More



by Lawrence, D. H.
...Not I, not I, but the wind that blows through me!
A fine wind is blowing the new direction of Time.
If only I let it bear me, carry me, if only it carry me!
If only I am sensitive, subtle, oh, delicate, a winged gift!
If only, most lovely of all, I yield myself and am borrowed
By the fine, fine wind that takes its course though the chaos of the world
Like a fine, and exquisite chisel, a wedge-blade inserted;
If only I am keen and...Read More

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