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Famous Pass On Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Service, Robert William
...or though long overdue,
 The years to me,
Have taught a lesson true,
Such better men than I
 I've seen pass on;
Their pay-off when they die;

And so I mock at fame,
 With books unread;
No monument I claim
 When I am dead;
Contented as I see
 My cottage thatch
That my last goal should be
 --A cabbage patch....Read More

by Mueller, Lisel
...ezing against a white
that is a judgment. Otherwise nothing.
The face in the mirror is still yours.
Two men pass on the sidewalk
and do not stare at your window.
Your room is silent, the plants
locked inside their mysterious lives
as always. The queen-of-the-night
refuses to bloom, does not accept
your definition. It makes no sense,
your scanning the street for a traffic snarl,
a new crack in the pavement,
a flag at half-mast -- signs
of some disturban...Read More

by Kipling, Rudyard
...ys her heavy hooves fall
On our stomachs, our hearts or our heads;
 And Rome never heeds when we bawl.
Her sentries pass on--that is all,
 And we gather behind them in hordes,
And plot to reconquer the Wall,
 With only our tongues for our swords.

We are the Little Folk--we!
 Too little to love or to hate.
Leave us alone and you'll see
 How we can drag down the State!
We are the worm in the wood!
 We are the rot at the root!
We are the taint in the blood!
 We are ...Read More

by Laurence Dunbar, Paul
...eppin', blessid feet,
Small an' sweet.
Hain't you seen my Mandy Lou,
Is it true?
Look at huh befo' she's gone,
Den pass on!
...Read More

by Amichai, Yehuda
...And we shall not get excited. Because a translator
May not get excited. Calmly, we shall pass on
Words from man to son, from one tongue
To others' lips, un-
Knowingly, like a father who passes on
The features of his dead father's face
To his son, and he himself is like neither of them. Merely a mediator.

We shall remember the things we held in our hands
That slipped out.
What I have in my possesion and what I do not have in my poss...Read More

by Fu, Du
...ade dew wither wound maple forest Wu mountain wu gorge air desolate and dreary River on wave meet sky surge Pass on wind cloud join earth dark Shrub chrysanthemum two open it day tear Single boat one link hometown heart Cold clothes place place urge knife measure Baidicheng high urgent evening flat stone  Jade dew withers and wounds the groves of maple trees, On Wu mountain, in Wu gorge, the air is dull and d...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...or thy crime
I care no longer, being all unblest:
Wed whom thou wilt, but I am sick of Time,
And I desire to rest.
Pass on, weak heart, and leave to where I lie:
Go by, go by....Read More

by Milton, John virgin purity.
Yea, there where very desolation dwells,
By grots and caverns shagged with horrid shades,
She may pass on with unblenched majesty,
Be it not done in pride, or in presumption.
Some say no evil thing that walks by night,
In fog or fire, by lake or moorish fen,
Blue meagre hag, or stubborn unlaid ghost,
That breaks his magic chains at curfew time,
No goblin or swart faery of the mine,
Hath hurtful power o'er true virginity.
Do ye believe me yet, or ...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...h of hand,
Or thought he saw, the speck that bare the King,
Down that long water opening on the deep
Somewhere far off, pass on and on, and go
From less to less and vanish into light.
And the new sun rose bringing the new year....Read More

by Fletcher, John Gould
...nd the living waters about it 
The red sap to carry upwards to the sun. 

Not proud, but humble, 
Only to serve and pass on, to endure to the end through service; 
For the ax is laid at the roots of the trees, and all that bring not forth 
 good fruit 
Shall be cut down on the day to come and cast into the fire. 


There is a silence abroad in the land to-day, 
And in the hearts of men, a deep and anxious silence; 
And, because we are still at last, those bronze ...Read More

by Southey, Robert
...hat!" he exclaims. "Nay come on and first hide
"The dead body," his comrade replies.
She beheld them in safety pass on by her side,
She seizes the hat, fear her courage supplied,
And fast thro' the Abbey she flies.


She ran with wild speed, she rush'd in at the door,
She gazed horribly eager around,
Then her limbs could support their faint burthen no more,
And exhausted and breathless she sunk on the floor
Unable to utter a sound.


Ere ye...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
...the altar of the abused fire,
The spirits I raised against myself conspire!
Let--yes, I feel it two short springs away
Pass on their rapid flight;
And life's faint spark shall, fleeting from the clay,
Merge in the Fount of Light!

And weep'st thou, Laura?--be thy tears forbid;
Would'st thou my lot, life's dreariest years amid,
Protract and doom?--No: sinner, dry thy tears:
Would'st thou, whose eyes beheld the eagle wing
Of my bold youth through air's dominion spring,
Mark my...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
..., no! then sweet PEACE, lovely offspring of Heav'n,
Come dwell in my cottage, thy handmaid I'll be;
Thus my youth shall pass on, unmolested and even,
And the winter of age be enliven'd by thee!...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...or’s voice, putting to sea at Okotsk; 
I hear the wheeze of the slave-coffle, as the slaves march on—as the husky gangs pass on
 and threes, fasten’d together with wrist-chains and ankle-chains; 
I hear the entreaties of women tied up for punishment—I hear the sibilant whisk of thongs
 the air; 
I hear the Hebrew reading his records and psalms;
I hear the rhythmic myths of the Greeks, and the strong legends of the Romans; 
I hear the tale of the divine life...Read More

by Simic, Charles

Seems like it has grown darker
Since I last heard the kitchen door
Behind my back
Since I last noticed
Anyone pass on the street.

A glass of ice-water
Keeps me company
At this table I chose myself
Upon entering.

And a longing,
Incredible longing
To eavesdrop
On the conversation
Of cooks....Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...f hand, 
Or thought he saw, the speck that bare the King, 
Down that long water opening on the deep 
Somewhere far off, pass on and on, and go 
From less to less and vanish into light. 
And the new sun rose bringing the new year....Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
...led on a stationary voice, 
And 'Stand, who goes?' 'Two from the palace' I. 
'The second two: they wait,' he said, 'pass on; 
His Highness wakes:' and one, that clashed in arms, 
By glimmering lanes and walls of canvas led 
Threading the soldier-city, till we heard 
The drowsy folds of our great ensign shake 
From blazoned lions o'er the imperial tent 
Whispers of war. 
Entering, the sudden light 
Dazed me half-blind: I stood and seemed to hear, 
As in a poplar grove ...Read More

by Cowper, William careless what he brings, his one concern
Is to conduct it to the destin'd inn:
And, having dropp'd th' expected bag, pass on.
He whistles as he goes, light-hearted wretch,
Cold and yet cheerful: messenger of grief
Perhaps to thousands, and of joy to some;
To him indiff'rent whether grief or joy.
Houses in ashes, and the fall of stocks,
Births, deaths, and marriages, epistles wet
With tears that trickled down the writer's cheeks
Fast as the periods from his fluent q...Read More

by Brautigan, Richard
...n marble:








Around the base of the statue are four words facing the

directions of this world, to the east WELCOME, to the west

WELCOME, to the north WELCOME, to the south WELCOME.

Just behind the statue are three poplar trees, almost leafless

 except for the top branches. The statue stands in front

of the middle tree. All around the gras...Read More

by Fu, Du
...Life seventy always rare Through flowers vanessa butterfly deep deep see Drop water dragonfly leisurely fly Pass on speech time all be on move Brief time mutual recognise not mutual separate  I come back from the court each day and pawn some spring clothing, Every day I return to the river as drunk as I can be. I have many debts for wine all over the place, For men to live to seventy has always been unusual. ...Read More

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