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Famous Touch And Go Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Muldoon, Paul
With the world at war, if not at an end.'
My father was pounding the breakfast-table. 

'Those Yankees were touch and go as it was—
If you'd heard Patton in Armagh—
But this Kennedy's nearly an Irishman
So he's not much better than ourselves.
And him with only to say the word.
If you've got anything on your mind
Maybe you should make your peace with God.' 

I could hear May from beyond the curtain.
'Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.
I told a...Read More

by Padel, Ruth
...ut have to get used to, hot 

From your bal masqu?, making sure 

That what you found before's

Still here: a spiral of touch and go,

Lightning licking a tree

Imagining itself Aretha Franklin

Singing "You make me feel like a natural woman" 

In basso profondo,

Firing the bark with its otherworld ice

The way you fire, lifting me 

Off my own floor, legs furled 

Round your trunk as that tree goes up 

At an angle inside the lightning, roots in

The orange and silver of ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
I CELEBRATE myself; 
And what I assume you shall assume; 
For every atom belonging to me, as good belongs to you. 

I loafe and invite my Soul; 
I lean and loafe at my ease, observing a spear of summer grass.

Houses and rooms are full of perfumes—the shelves are crowded with
I breathe the fragrance myself, and know it and l...Read More

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