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Famous Slithery Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Gregory, Rg
...ture of wisdom - a glimpse of the innate

shrouded in moon darting through water gasping for
its last touch of air in a slithery marsh -somewhere 
there is a store (a golden sump) of truths all life 
has gleaned about itself (indiana jones can't find it)
the querulous beak of the ibis is our frail best bet...Read More

by Betjeman, John
Out of this bright intentness into the mulberry shade
Musca domestica (housefly) swung from the August light
Slap into slithery rigging by the waiting spider made
Which spun the lithe elastic till the fly was shrouded tight.
Down came the hairy talons and horrible poison blade
And none of the garden noticed that fizzing, hopeless fight.

Say in what Cottage Hospital whose pale green walls resound
With the tap upon polished parquet of inflexible nurses' feet
Shall I m...Read More

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