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Famous Shopworn Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lowell, Robert
...ok back, I see a collapsing
accordion of my receding houses,
and myself receding
to a boy of twenty-five or thirty,
too shopworn for less, too impressionable for more—
blackmaned, illmade
in a washed blue workshirt and coalblack trousers,
moving from house to house,
still seeking a boy's license
to see the countryside without arrival.

Hell?

Darling,
terror in happiness may not cure the hungry future,
the time when any illness is chronic,
and the years of discretion are ...Read More



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