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Famous Point To Point Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Eye, to which all order festers, all things here are out of joint:
Science moves, but slowly, slowly, creeping on from point to point: 

Slowly comes a hungry people, as a lion, creeping nigher,
Glares at one that nods and winks behind a slowly-dying fire. 

Yet I doubt not thro' the ages one increasing purpose runs,
And the thoughts of men are widen'd with the process of the suns. 

What is that to him that reaps not harvest of his youthful joys,
Tho' the deep heart...Read More

by Murray, Les
...ule looks down,
strappy, with faces averted, or is glare and families.
The great hawk of the beach is outstretched, point to point,
quivering and hunting. Cars are the stuff at its back.
You peer, at this age, but it's still there, ridicule,
the pistol that kills women, that gets them killed, crippling men
on the towel-spattered sand. Equality is dressed, neatly,
with mouth still shut. Bared body is not equal ever.
Some are smiled to each other. Ma...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby the wild scene of clamour.
Down the steep
Saint HUBRET hurried, boldly venturous,
Catching the slimy weeds, from point to point,
And unappall'd by peril. At the foot
Of the rude rock, the fainting mariner
Seiz'd on his outstretch'd arm; impatient, wild,
With transport exquisite ! But ere they heard
The blest exchange of sounds articulate,
A furious billow, rolling on the steep,
Engulph'd them in Oblivion!
On the rock
Young HENRY stood; with palpitating heart,
And f...Read More

by Verhaeren, Emile
...can yet be heard;
Something by unseen hands is stirred.
And parallel o'er the rakes, that trace
An even space
From point to point along all the way,
The flaxen hemp still plaits its chain
Ceaseless, for days and weeks amain.
With his poor, tired fingers, nimble still.
Fearing to break for want of skill
The fragments of gold that the gliding light
Threads through his toil so scantily—
Passing the walls and the houses by
The rope-maker, visionary white,
From depth...Read More

by Sassoon, Siegfried
...I’ve had a good bump round; my little horse 
Refused the brook first time, 
Then jumped it prime; 
And ran out at the double, 
But of course
There’s always trouble at a double: 
And then—I don’t know how 
It was—he turned it up 
At that big, hairy fence before the plough; 
And some young silly pup
(I don’t know which), 
Near as a toucher knocked me into th...Read More

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