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Famous Bone Dry Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Valentine, Jean
...own laughing in your flat-bottomed boat, .

And then I woke up: in a white dress: 
Dry as a bone on dry land, Jim, 
Bone dry, old, in a dry land, Jim, my Jim....Read More

by Sexton, Anne
...Everything here is yellow and green.
Listen to its throat, its earthskin,
the bone dry voices of the peepers
as they throb like advertisements.
The small animals of the woods
are carrying their deathmasks
into a narrow winter cave.
The scarecrow has plucked out
his two eyes like diamonds
and walked into the village.
The general and the postman
have taken off their packs.
This has all happened before
but nothing here is...Read More

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