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Famous Shilly-Shally Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Carroll, Lewis
...is sudden sally;
He liked the lad to speak his mind
Enthusiastically,
And thought, "There's no hum-drum in him,
Nor any shilly-shally."

"And would you be a poet
Before you've been to school?
Ah well! I hardly thought you
So absolute a fool.
First learn to be spasmodic— 
A very simple rule.

"For first you write a sentence,
And then you chop it small!
Then mix the bits, and sort them out
Just as they chance to fall:
The order of the phrases makes
No difference at ...Read More



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