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Famous Work On It Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Dunmore, Helen walls and surfaces which are not mine — 
all this, not yet. Give me your hand,

that small one without a mark of work on it,
the one that's strange to the washing-up bowl
and doesn't know Fairy Liquid for whiskey.
Not yet the moment of your arrival in taxis
at daring destinations, or your being alone at stations
with the skirts of your fashionable clothes flapping
and no money for the telephone.

Not yet the moment when I can give you nothing
so well-folded it ...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
EARTH, round, rolling, compact—suns, moons, animals—all these are words to be
Watery, vegetable, sauroid advances—beings, premonitions, lispings of the future, 
Behold! these are vast words to be said. 

Were you thinking that those were the words—those upright lines? those curves,
No, those are not the words—the substantial ...Read More

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