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Famous Now Or Never Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Now Or Never 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 or never poems. These examples illustrate what a famous now or never poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Browning, Robert

Let us begin and carry up this corpse,
Singing together.
Leave we the common crofts, the vulgar thorpes
Each in its tether
Sleeping safe on the bosom...Read More

by Cohen, Leonard
 (co-written by Sharon Robinson)
Everybody knows that the dice are loaded 
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed 
Everybody knows that the war is over 
Everybody knows the good guys lost...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 You never heard tell of the story? 
Well, now, I can hardly believe! 
Never heard of the honour and glory 
Of Pardon, the son of Reprieve? 
But maybe you're...Read More

by Chaucer, Geoffrey

But al to litel, weylaway the whyle,
Lasteth swich Ioye, y-thonked be Fortune!
That semeth trewest, whan she wol bygyle,
And can to foles so hir song entune,
That she hem hent and...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
 The sheep were shorn and the wool went down 
At the time of our local racing; 
And I'd earned a spell -- I was burnt and brown -- 
So...Read More

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