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Famous Earwig Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg
...ie there staring
my eyes pushing out in jets of fear
waiting for what - what would it do

a short nipped sound from the earwig night
drops in my ear
  i sit up
pinching my breath - was it by the door
or the window - i can't be sure
i wait for the next sound for the
blade of the knife
  i become aware
of the ticking clock...and my father's
heavy breathing in the next room
the curtain moves and a faint light
like a living thing creeps on the bed
something - a twig -...Read More



by Herrick, Robert
...g his palate with some store 
Of emit's eggs; what would he more?
But beards of mice, a newt's stew'd thigh, 
A bloated earwig, and a fly, 
With the red-capp'd worm that's shut 
Within the concave of a nut, 
Brown as his tooth. a little moth 
Late fatten'd in a piece of cloth; 
With wither'd cherries, mandrake's ears, 
Mole's eyes; to these, the slain stag's tears, 
The unctuous dewlaps of a snail, 
The broke-heart of a nightingale 
O'er-come in music; with a wine, 
Ne'er...Read More

by Hood, Thomas
...g across in mazy tangle,
And in its winding sheet the maggot slept
At every nook and angle.

The keyhole lodged the earwig and her brood,
The emmets of the steps has old possession,
And marched in search of their diurnal food
In undisturbed procession.

As undisturbed as the prehensile cell
Of moth or maggot, or the spider’s tissue,
For never foot upon that threshold fell,
To enter or to issue.

O’er all there hung the shadow of a fear,
A sense of mystery the spir...Read More

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