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Famous Green Thumb Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Levine, Philip
...und at all! 
Take of me all you can; my average weight 
May make amends for this, my low estate. 
But do not shake, Green Thumb, as once you did 
My heart and liver, or my prostate bid 
Good Morning to -- leave it, the savage gland 
Content within the mercy of my hand. 

The world was safe in winter, I was spring, 
Enslaved and rattling to the slightest thing 
That she might give. If planter were my trade 
Why was I then not like a planter made: 
With veins like r...Read More



by Francis, Robert
...open promiscuously to every comer.

Let the squash be what it was doomed to be
By the old Gardener with the shrewd green thumb.
Let it expand and sprawl, defenceless, dumb.
But let me be the fiber-disciplined tree

Whose leaf (with something to say in wind) is small, 
Reduced to the ingenuity of a green splinter
Sharp to defy or fraternize with winter,
Or if not that, prepared in fall to fall....Read More

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