FUTURE POEMS

The Future I Fear
I take a glance into the future
So far beyond the vanishing point
The Future of the Future
The shadow is standing, the image is down
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Apollos Alpha
The Future
The future: time's excuse
to frighten us; too vast
a project, too large a morsel
for the heart's mouth.
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Rainer Maria Rilke
The Future—never spoke
672

The Future-never spoke-
Nor will He-like the Dumb-
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Emily Dickinson
Sonnet Xlii: My Future
My future will not copy fair my past -
I wrote that once; and thinking at my side
My ministering life-angel justified
The word by his appealing look upcast
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I Would To Heaven That I Were So Much Clay
I would to heaven that I were so much clay,
As I am blood, bone, marrow, passion, feeling -
Because at least the past were passed away -
And for the future - (but I write this reeling,
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George Gordon Byron
But Wise Men Perceive Approaching Things
Because gods perceive future things, men what is happening now,
but wise men perceive approaching things.

Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, VIII, 7.
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Constantine P. Cavafy
Sonnet 42 - 'My Future Will Not Copy Fair My Past'
XLII

'My future will not copy fair my past'—
I wrote that once; and thinking at my side
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A Poem Without A Single Bird In It
What can I say to you, darling,
When you ask me for help?
I do not even know the future
Or even what poetry
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Jack Spicer
Oh Future! thou secreted peace
1631

Oh Future! thou secreted peace
Or subterranean woe-
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Emily Dickinson
The Faith Of Old George Jones [2]
Long faces, hangin' lips an' eyes without a smile,
Meegrims an' mulligrubs, mournfulness an' moans,
Faith in the future gone to glory for the while
I've seen it all a score o' times (said old George Jones).
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
Sonnet 42 - ‘My Future Will Not Copy Fair My Past’
XLII

‘My future will not copy fair my past'-
I wrote that once; and thinking at my side
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Dreams Of Youth
The dreams of youth are fairest,
The dreams of youth are rarest;
The dreams of youth are brighter
Than the dreams we'll know again.
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Edgar Albert Guest
Past And Future
The new hath come and now the old retires:
And so the past becomes a mountain-cell,
Where lone, apart, old hermit-memories dwell
In consecrated calm, forgotten yet
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Sarojini Naidu
In The New Garden In All The Parts
IN the new garden, in all the parts,
In cities now, modern, I wander,
Though the second or third result, or still further, primitive yet,
Days, places, indifferent--though various, the same,
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Walt Whitman
The Poet
Only on me, the lonely one,
The unending stars of the night shine,
The stone fountain whispers its magic song,
To me alone, to me the lonely one
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Hermann Hesse
Verses On A Parting Kiss
HUMID seal of soft affections,
Tenderest pledge of future bliss,
Dearest tie of young connections,
Love's first snowdrop, virgin kiss!
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Robert Burns
In Me, Past, Present, Future Meet
In me, past, present, future meet
To hold long chiding conference.
My lusts usurp the present tense
And strangle Reason in his seat.
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Siegfried Sassoon
Past and Future.
MY future will not copy fair my past
On any leaf but Heaven's. Be fully done,
Supernal Will ! I would not fain be one
Who, satisfying thirst and breaking fast
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The Doubt Of Future Foes
The doubt of future foes exiles my present joy,
And wit me warns to shun such snares as threaten mine annoy;
For falsehood now doth flow, and subjects' faith doth ebb,
Which should not be if reason ruled or wisdom weaved the web.
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Queen Elizabeth I
A Song Of The Future.
Sail fast, sail fast,
Ark of my hopes, Ark of my dreams;
Sweep lordly o'er the drowned Past,
Fly glittering through the sun's strange beams;
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Sidney Lanier

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