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Famous Shrinkage Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Lanier, Sidney
...belly -- not a sign.

"Yes, yes, old friends, you well may stare:
I HAVE seen better days," he said:
"But now, with shrinkage, loss and care,
Your Santa Claus scarce owns his head.

"We've had such hard, hard times this year
For goblins! Never knew the like.
All Elfland's mortgaged! And we fear
The gnomes are just about to strike.

"I once was rich, and round, and hale.
The whole world called me jolly brick;
But listen to a piteous tale.
Young Harry, -...Read More

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