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Famous Zebra Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Thomas, Dylan
 One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound
except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear...Read More



by Padel, Ruth
 (published on BLINKING EYE, http://www.blinking-eye.co.uk/writer/padel2.html )



Then spoke the thunder, shattering the looming blackness of our national life. The rumble that breaks a spell of the dry season

 – Saro-Wiwa,...Read More

by Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns)
 APENECK SWEENEY spreads his knees
Letting his arms hang down to laugh,
The zebra stripes along his jaw
Swelling to maculate giraffe.

The circles of the stormy moon
Slide westward toward the River Plate,
Death...Read More

by Robinson, Mary Darby
 Old MISTRESS GURTON had a Cat,
A Tabby, loveliest of the race,
Sleek as a doe, and tame, and fat
With velvet paws, and whisker'd face;
The Doves of VENUS not so fair,
Nor...Read More

by Jobe, James Lee
 It's mid-winter and the sunrise knows it, and wakes me 

with a shudder; I'm just a man. 


For 5 cold mornings in a row, the beautiful pheasant 

has come...Read More



by Lear, Edward
Z  was a zebra,All striped white and black;And if he were tame,You might ride on his back.  z! Pretty striped Zebra!...Read More

by Browning, Robert
 1842

I

As I ride, as I ride,
With a full heart for my guide,
So its tide rocks my side,
As I ride, as I ride,
That, as I were double-eyed,
He, in whom our...Read More

by Lear, Edward
Z  was a Zebra stripedAnd streaked with lines of black; Papa said once, he thought he'd likeA ride upon his back. ...Read More

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