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Famous Dry Out Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
And Nature visits the settlers' sins 
With the Bogan shower, that is mostly dust. 
When the roley-poley's roots dry out 
With the fierce hot winds and the want of rain, 
They come uprooted and bound about 
And dance in a wild fantastic rout 
Like flying haystacks across the plain. 

And the horses shudder and snort and shift 
As the bounding mass of weeds goes past, 
But the emus never their heads uplift 
As they look for roots in the sandy drift, 
For the emus kn...Read More

by Lawson, Henry
'Twould frighten Satan to his home -- not far from Dingo Creek. 

The tanks went dry on Ninety Mile, as tanks go dry out back, 
The Half-Way Spring had failed at last when Marshall missed the track; 
Beneath a dead tree on the plain we saw a pack-horse reel -- 
Too blind to see there was no shade, and too done-up to feel. 
And charcoaled on the canvas bag (`twas written pretty clear) 
We read the message Marshall wrote. It said: `I'm taken ***** -- 
I'm somewhe...Read More

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