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Famous Snag Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Plath, Sylvia
...dark advice.

Cold worlds shake from the oar.
The spirit of blackness is in us, it is in the fishes.
A snag is lifting a valedictory, pale hand;

Stars open among the lilies.
Are you not blinded by such expressionless sirens?
This is the silence of astounded souls....Read More

by Service, Robert William! You give me, my lad,
 The left instead."

So from under the blanket's rim
 I raised and showed him the other,
A snag as ugly and grim
 As its ugly brother.

He looked at each jagged wrist;
 He looked, but he did not speak;
And then he bent down and kissed
 Me on either cheek.

You wonder now I don't mind
 I hadn't a hand to offer. . . .
They tell me (you know I'm blind)
 'Twas Grand-Père Joffre....Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton town at Wellington a noble Maori came, 
A Rangatira of the best, Rerenga was his name -- 
(The word Rerenga means a "snag" -- but until he was gone 
This didn't strike the folk he met -- it struck them later on). 
He stalked into the Bank they call the "Great Financial Hell", 
And told the Chief Financial Fiend the tribe had wool to sell. 
The Bold Bank Manager looked grave -- the price of wool was high. 
He said, "We'll lend you what you need -- we're not disp...Read More

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