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Famous No Argument Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous No Argument poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous no argument poems. These examples illustrate what a famous no argument poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
His only kind of grandeur would have been,
Apparently, in being seen. 
He may have had for evil or for good 
No argument; he may have had no care 
For what without himself went anywhere 
To failure or to glory, and least of all
For such a stale, flamboyant miracle; 
He may have been the prophet of an art 
Immovable to old idolatries; 
He may have been a player without a part, 
Annoyed that even the sun should have the skies
For such a flaming way to advertise; 
He ...Read More

by Larkin, Philip
...n you,
 And then you came,
 Unquestionably new, as fame
Had said you were. But that was long ago.

You launched no argument,
 Yet I obeyed,
 Straightaway, the instrument you played
Distant Down sidestreets, keeping different time,

And never questioned what
 You fascinate
 In me; if good or not, the state
You pressed towards. There was no need to know.

Grave pristine absolutes
 Walked in my mind:
 So that I was not mute, or blind,
As years before or since.Read More

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