Top 100 Poems About: SNAKE

In this page, poems on / about “snake” are listed.
  • 1.

    A snake came to my water-trough
    On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat,
    To drink there.
    In the deep, strange-scented shade of the great dark carob-tree read more »

    David Herbert Lawrence
  • 2.

    He glides so swiftly
    Back into the grass-
    Gives me the courtesy of road
    To let me pass, read more »

    Langston Hughes
  • 3.
    The Boy And The Snake

    Henry was every morning fed
    With a full mess of milk and bread.
    One day the boy his breakfast took,
    And eat it by a purling brook read more »

    Charles Lamb
  • 4.

    BUT, Snake, you must not come where we abide,
    For you would tempt us; we should hear you say: read more »

    Padraic Colum
  • 5.

    I saw a young snake glide
    Out of the mottled shade
    And hang, limp on a stone:
    A thin mouth, and a tongue read more »

    Theodore Roethke
  • 6.
    To The Snake

    Green Snake, when I hung you round my neck
    and stroked your cold, pulsing throat
    as you hissed to me, glinting
    arrowy gold scales, and I felt read more »

    Denise Levertov
  • 7.
    The Snake

    A snake is the love of a thumb
    and forefinger.
    Other times, an arm read more »

    William Matthews
  • 8.

    I was 6 and
    I lost my snake. read more »

    Eileen Myles
  • 9.
    What The Rattlesnake Said

    The moon's a little prairie-dog.
    He shivers through the night.
    He sits upon his hill and cries
    For fear that I will bite. read more »

    Vachel Lindsay
  • 10.
    The Andante Of Snakes

    They weave a slow andante as in sleep,
    Scaled yellow, swampy black, plague-spotted white;
    With blue and lidless eyes at watch they keep
    A treachery of silence; infinite read more »

    Arthur Symons
  • 11.
    Lizards And Snakes

    On the summer road that ran by our front porch
    Lizards and snakes came out to sun.
    It was hot as a stove out there, enough to scorch
    A buzzard's foot. Still, it was fun read more »

    Anthony Evan Hecht
  • 12.
    A Snake Yarn

    "You talk of snakes," said Jack the Rat,
    "But blow me, one hot summer,
    I seen a thing that knocked me flat -
    Fourteen foot long or more than that, read more »

    William Thomas Goodge
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