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Famous Short End Of The Stick Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Nemerov, Howard
...Some nights it's bound to be your best way out,
When nightmare is the short end of the stick,
When sleep is a part of town where it's not safe
To walk at night, when waking is the only way
You have of distancing your wretched dead,
A growing crowd, and escaping out of their
Time into yours for another little while;

Then pass ghostly, a planet in the house
Never observed, among the sleeping rooms
Where children dream themselve...Read More

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