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Famous Off Guard Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Heaney, Seamus
...A hurry through which known and strange things pass
As big soft buffetings come at the car sideways
And catch the heart off guard and blow it open...Read More

by Reeser, Jennifer
...I wish I could,
 like some, forget,
and never anguish,
 nor regret,

dismissive, free
 to roam the street,
no matter how
the visions meet.

Remembrance is
 a neighborhood
where convicts live
 with great and good,

its roads of red,
 uneven brick,
whose surfaces –
 both rough and slick –

spread out into
 a patchwork plan.
Sometimes at night
 I hear...Read More

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