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Famous Realisation Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Larkin, Philip
 I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
In time the curtain-edges will grow light.
Till then I see what's really always there:
Unresting...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
 ‘Anticipation is sweeter than realisation.’

It may be, yet I have not found it so.
In those first golden dreams of future fame
I did not find such happiness as came
When toil...Read More

by Wilcox, Ella Wheeler
 Hers was a lonely, shadowed lot; 
Or so the unperceiving thought, 
Who looked no deeper than her face, 
Devoid of chiselled lines of grace –
No farther than her humble...Read More

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