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Famous Now And Again Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Hamer, Forrest
...And then we began eating corn starch,
chalk chewed wet into sirup. We pilfered
Argo boxes stored away to stiffen
my white dress shirt, and my cousin
and I played or watched TV, no longer annoyed
by the din of never cooling afternoons.

On the way home from church one fifth Sunday,
shirt outside my pants, my tie clipped on
its wrinkling collar, I fo...Read More



by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...ind a reason why he ever was, 
Or what was ailing Fate when he was born 
On this alleged God-ordered earth of ours.
Now and again there comes one of his kind— 
By chance, we say. I leave all that to you. 
Whether it was an evil chance alone, 
Or some invidious juggling of the stars, 
Or some accrued arrears of ancestors
Who throve on debts that I was here to pay, 
Or sins within me that I knew not of, 
Or just a foretaste of what waits in hell 
For those of us who...Read More

by Bogan, Louise
...and splendor
As a wind out of old time . . .

But there is only the evening here,
And the sound of willows
Now and again dipping their long oval leaves in the water....Read More

by Hugo, Victor
...The sound of separate leaf we do not note— 
 And so their babble seemed to idly float, 
 And leave no thought behind. Now and again 
 Joss his guitar made trill with plaintive strain 
 Or Tyrolean air; and lively tales they told 
 Mingled with mirth all free, and frank, and bold. 
 Said Mahaud: "Do you know how fortunate 
 You are?" "Yes, we are young at any rate— 
 Lovers half crazy—this is truth at least." 
 "And more, for you know Latin like a priest, 
 And Joss ...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...thers may have seen, 
Or may have said they saw when they saw nothing. 
I do not say it matters what they saw. 
Now and again to some lone soul or other 
God speaks, and there is hanging to be done,—
As once there was a burning of our bodies 
Alive, albeit our souls were sorry fuel. 
But now the fires are few, and we are poised 
Accordingly, for the state’s benefit, 
A few still minutes between heaven and earth.
The purpose is, when they have seen enough 
Of w...Read More



by Tagore, Rabindranath
...d, alas, my mind was straying, 
and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded. 

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my 
dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind. 

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to 
me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion. 

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this...Read More

by Carman, Bliss
...light our hands had caught;
Morrow and yesterday were naught.

The night has fallen, and the tide . . .
Now and again comes drifting home,
Across these aching barrens wide,
A sigh like driven wind or foam:
In grief the flood is bursting home....Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
...s.
And the Pugs and the Poms, although most people say
That they do not like fighting, yet once in a way,
They will now and again join in to the fray
And they
Bark bark bark bark
Bark bark BARK BARK
Until you can hear them all over the Park.

Now on the occasion of which I shall speak
Almost nothing had happened for nearly a week
(And that's a long time for a Pol or a Peke).
The big Police Dog was away from his beat--
I don't know the reason, but most people think...Read More

by Tagore, Rabindranath
...d, alas, my mind was straying, 
and I knew it not. My basket was empty and the flower remained unheeded. 

Only now and again a sadness fell upon me, and I started up from my 
dream and felt a sweet trace of a strange fragrance in the south wind. 

That vague sweetness made my heart ache with longing and it seemed to 
me that is was the eager breath of the summer seeking for its completion. 

I knew not then that it was so near, that it was mine, and that this...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...thing you seek.
My arms are long,
Long as the reach of time and space.

Some toil and toil, believing,
Looking now and again on my face,
Catching a vital, olden glory.

But no one passes me,
I tangle and snare them all.
I am the cause of the Sphinx,
The voiceless, baffled, patient Sphinx.

I was at the first of things,
I will be at the last.
I am the primal mist
And no man passes me;
My long impalpable arms
Bar them all....Read More

by Lawrence, D. H.
...Now and again
All my body springs alive,
And the life that is polarised in my eyes,
That quivers between my eyes and mouth,
Flies like a wild thing across my body,
Leaving my eyes half-empty, and clamorous,
Filling my still breasts with a flush and a flame, 
Gathering the soft ripples below my breast
Into urgent, passionate waves, 
And my soft, slumbering be...Read More

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