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Famous Spooking Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sexton, Anne
...t lights like crows.
Not knowing what to do with funny Kotex
so wearing it in our school shoes. Friend, friend,
spooking my lonely hours you were there, but pretend....Read More



by Tusa, Chris
...you could see me now, 
how I take to the sky, a witch 
without a broom, an empty black silhouette
with stars for teeth, spooking deer
into briar patches, swallowing the shadows of trees. 

I wish I could slip into my beautiful white flesh, 
just once, my pretty white feet stuffed into black slippers, 
my poisoned-breath fogging up the smiling mirror. 
If only you could see the light pouring from my skin.
If only you could hear the songs my bones sing....Read More

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