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Famous Booby Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Wilmot, John
 Chloe,

In verse by your command I write.
Shortly you'll bid me ride astride, and fight: 
These talents better with our sex agree 
Than lofty flights of dangerous poetry.
Amongst the men,...Read More



by Smart, Christopher
 Let Dew, house of Dew rejoice with Xanthenes a precious stone of an amber colour. 

Let Round, house of Round rejoice with Myrmecites a gern having an Emmet in...Read More

by Schiller, Friedrich von
 Can I, my friend, with thee condole?--
Can I conceive the woes that try men,
When late repentance racks the soul
Ensnared into the toils of hymen?
Can I take part in such...Read More

by Service, Robert William
 I'm crawlin' out in the mangolds to bury wot's left o' Joe --
Joe, my pal, and a good un (God! 'ow it rains and rains).
I'm sick o' seein' him...Read More

by Burns, Robert
 HOW cruel are the parents
 Who riches only prize,
And to the wealthy booby
 Poor Woman sacrifice!
Meanwhile, the hapless Daughter
 Has but a choice of strife;
To shun a tyrant Father’s...Read More



by Sandburg, Carl
 I DON’T know how he came,
shambling, dark, and strong.

He stood in the city and told men:
My people are fools, my people are young and strong, my people must learn,...Read More

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