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Famous Bite Me Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...to the museum, found a scientific man— 
“Trot me out a deadly serpent, just the deadliest you can; 
I intend to let him bite me, all the risk I will endure, 
Just to prove the sterling value of my wondrous snakebite cure. 
Even though an adder bit me, back to life again I’d float; 
Snakes are out of date, I tell you, since I’ve found the antidote.” 
Said the scientific person, “If you really want to die, 
Go ahead—but, if you’re doubtful, let your sheep-dog have a try...Read More



by Morris, William
...eeds reel;
'Tristram for Iseult!' 'Iseult!' and 'Guenevere!'
The ladies' names bite verily like steel.

"They bite: bite me, Lord God! I shall go mad,
Or else die kissing him, he is so pale,
He thinks me mad already, O bad! bad!
Let me lie down a little while and wail."

"No longer so, rise up, I pray you, love,
And slay me really, then we shall be heal'd,
Perchance, in the aftertime by God above."
"Banner of Arthur, with black-bended shield

"Sinister-wise across...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...Oh, Mulligan's bar was the deuce of a place 
To drink, and to fight, and to gamble and race; 
The height of choice spirits from near and from far 
Were all concentrated on Mulligan's bar. 

There was "Jerry the Swell", and the jockey-boy Ned, 
"Dog-bite-me" -- so called from the shape of his head -- 
And a man whom the boys, in their musical slang, 
De...Read More

by Gilbert, Jack
...est friend.
They were in love.
When I got quiet
she'd put on usually Debussy
and
leaning down to the small ribs
bite me.
Hard....Read More

by Robinson, Edwin Arlington
...it all 
To Tophet for one man; and he was jealous. 
I would have wound a snake around my neck 
And then have let it bite me till I died,
If my so doing would have made me sure 
That one man might have lived; and he was jealous. 
I would have driven these hands into a cage 
That held a thousand scorpions, and crushed them, 
If only by so poisonous a trial
I could have crushed his doubt. I would have wrung 
My living blood with mediaeval engines 
Out of my screaming...Read More



by Dickinson, Emily
...hoped, I recollect
Just the place I stood --
At a Window facing West --
Roughest Air -- was good --

Not a Sleet could bite me --
Not a frost could cool --
Hope it was that kept me warm --
Not Merino shawl --

When I feared -- I recollect
Just the Day it was --
Worlds were lying out to Sun --
Yet how Nature froze --

Icicles upon my soul
Prickled Blue and Cool --
Bird went praising everywhere --
Only Me -- was still --

And the Day that I despaired --
This -- if I forget
Nat...Read More

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