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Famous Slithers Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Graves, Robert
...he seas run high and the boats split asunder…. 
I wonder what it feels like to be drowned?

The thin soap slips
And slithers like a shark under the ships. 
My toes are on the soap-dish—that’s the effect 
Of my huge storms; an iron steamer’s wrecked. 
The soap slides round and round; 
He’s biting the old sailors, I expect….
I wonder what it feels like to be drowned?...Read More



by Patchen, Kenneth
...eps of a world.

Who are the people of this unscaled heaven?
What beckons?
Whose blood hallows this grim land?
What slithers along the watershed of my human sleep?

The other side of knowing ...
Caress of unwaking delight ... O start
A sufficient love! O gently silent forms
Of the last spaces....Read More

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