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Famous Snapping Turtle Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Doty, Mark
...week of long rains
that filled the marsh until it poured
across the road to make in low woods
a new heaven for toads,
a snapping turtle lumbered down the center

of the asphalt like an ambulatory helmet.
His long tail dragged, blunt head jutting out
of the lapidary prehistoric sleep of shell.
We'd have lifted him from the road
but thought he might bend his long neck back
to snap. I tried herding him; he rushed,

though we didn't think those blocky legs
could hurry...Read More



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