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Famous Work Together Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Work Together 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 together poems. These examples illustrate what a famous work together poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...r> What he does
Is more to you than how it is he does it, -- 
And that's what the Lord God has never told him.
They work together, and the Devil helps 'em;
They do it of a morning, or if not,
They do it of a night; in which event
He's peevish of a morning. He seems old;
He's not the proper stomach or the sleep -- 
And they're two sovran agents to conserve him
Against the fiery art that has no mercy
But what's in that prodigious grand new House.
I gather something ...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
...twixt the classes fore-'n'-aft. 
We'll be brothers, fore-'n'-aft! 
Yes, an' sisters, fore-'n'-aft! 
When the people work together, and there ain't no fore-'n'-aft....Read More

by Nash, Ogden
...the natives there, as aliens.

Oh, I’ll be friends if you’ll be friends,
The foreigner tells the native,
And we’ll work together for our common ends
Like a preposition and a dative.
If our common ends seem mostly mine,
Why not, you ignorant foreigner?
And the native replies
And hence, my dears, the coroner.

So mind your manners when a native, please,
And doubly when you visit
And between us all
A rapport may fall
Ecstatically exquisite.
One sim...Read More

by Tennyson, Alfred Lord
That makes the widow lean. "My dearest friend,
Have faith, have faith! We live by faith," said he;
"And all things work together for the good
Of those"--it makes me sick to quote him--last
Gript my hand hard, and with God-bless-you went.
I stood like one that had received a blow:
I found a hard friend in his loose accounts,
A loose one in the hard grip of his hand,
A curse in his God-bless-you: then my eyes
Pursued him down the street, and far away,
Among the honest ...Read More

by Bachmann, Ingeborg offer you,

But all the love I got.
We’ve had our share of problems,

But troubles don’t last long;

If we work together,

From them we can be strong.
Maybe you think you’ve gone too far,

And respect you’ll never get;

But if only you’d just reach out,

Forgiveness can be met.
Don’t give up like other folks,

Just so you’ll fit in;

For God and I believe in you,

And beg you not to sin.

I know that you’re confused now,

And do...Read More

by Frost, Robert
...ay, the grass all mown,
And I must be, as he had been -- alone,
'As all must be,' I said within my heart,
'Whether they work together or apart.'
But as I said it, swift there passed me by
On noiseless wing a bewildered butterfly,
Seeking with memories grown dim o'er night
Some resting flower of yesterday's delight.
And once I marked his flight go round and round,
As where some flower lay withering on the ground.
And then he flew as far as eye could see,
And then o...Read More

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