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Famous Out Of Play Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Raleigh, Sir Walter
...When I am safely laid away, 
Out of work and out of play, 
Sheltered by the kindly ground 
From the world of sight and sound, 
One or two of those I leave 
Will remember me and grieve, 
Thinking how I made them gay 
By the things I used to say; 
-- But the crown of their distress 
Will be my untidiness. 

What a nuisance then will be 
All that shall remain of me! 
Shelves of books I never read, 
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