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Famous Take Five Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Nash, Ogden
 I find it very hard to be fair-minded
About people who go around being air-minded.
I just can't see any fun
In soaring up up up into the sun
When the chances are...Read More

by Browning, Robert
 Karshish, the picker-up of learning's crumbs, 
The not-incurious in God's handiwork 
(This man's-flesh he hath admirably made, 
Blown like a bubble, kneaded like a paste, 
To coop up and...Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington

While I stood listening, discreetly dumb, 
Lorraine was having the last word with me: 
“I know,” she said, “I know it, but you see 
Some creatures are born fortunate,...Read More

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