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Famous Secretive Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Scannell, Vernon
...that case he was wanted on 
The telephone the customers used, 
The one next to the Gents. He went. 
Inside the secretive warm box 
He heard his wife's voice, strangled by 
Distance, darkness, coils of wire, 
But unmistakably her voice, 
Asking why he was so late, 
Why did he humiliate 
Her in every way he could, 
Make her life so hard to face? 
She'd telephoned most bars in town 
Before she'd finally tracked him down. 
He said that he'd been working late 
And sli...Read More

by Meredith, George
...It is no vulgar nature I have wived. 
Secretive, sensitive, she takes a wound 
Deep to her soul, as if the sense had swooned, 
And not a thought of vengeance had survived. 
No confidences has she: but relief 
Must come to one whose suffering is acute. 
O have a care of natures that are mute! 
They punish you in acts: their steps are brief. 
What is she doing? What does she demand 
Fr...Read More

by Borges, Jorge Luis
...Mirrors are not more silent
nor the creeping dawn more secretive;
in the moonlight, you are that panther
we catch sight of from afar.
By the inexplicable workings of a divine law,
we look for you in vain;
More remote, even, than the Ganges or the setting sun,
yours is the solitude, yours the secret.
Your haunch allows the lingering
caress of my hand. You have accepted,
since that long forgotten past,...Read More

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