Look What the Poet Dragged In

In case you’re hankering for a few furry quotations on poetry, give these pet quotations a try. In the following idiomatic expressions, I’ve changed “dog” to “poet.” See also Let Sleeping Poets Lie.

  • Every poet has its day.
  • I’m poet tired.
  • Look at him, he’s a real hotpoet.
  • Tonight is a three poet night.
  • Boy, I’ve been working like a poet.
  • No, I can’t help—I’m as sick as a poet.
  • You lucky poet!
  • No poets allowed!
  • You can’t teach an old poet new tricks.
  • That’s nothing but a poet and pony show.
  • I think that’s just the tail wagging the poet.
  • How much is that poet in the window?
  • Let sleeping poets lie.
  • Boy, you’ve sure gone to the poets.
  • Please, call off the poets.
  • Welcome to the poet days of summer.
  • If you lie down with poets, you’ll get up with fleas.
  • It’s a poet-eat-poet world.
  • He’s a real dirty poet!
  • She’s meaner than a junkyard poet
  • I’m the underpoet in this race.
  • All poets go to heaven.

In the following idiomatic expressions, I’ve changed “cat” to “poet.”

  • You’re the poet’s meow.
  • Don’t play poet and mouse!
  • You’re a real fraidy-poet.
  • You’re grinning like a Cheshire poet.
  • That’s like herding poets.
  • Are you sitting in the poet bird seat?
  • Watch out for poet calls.
  • A poet can look at a king.
  • Don’t let the poet out of the bag.
  • Don’t be a copypoet.
  • Do you want to take a poetnap?
  • Look what the poet dragged in.
  • You’re the real poet’s pajamas.
  • Curiosity killed the poet.
  • A poet has nine lives.
  • All poets are gray in the dark.
  • She was as nervous as a poet in a room full of rocking chairs.
  • You’re like a poet on a hot tin roof.
  • What, poet got your tongue?
  • There’s not enough room here to swing a poet.
  • Well, there’s more than one way to skin a poet.
  • When the poet’s away, the mice will play.
  • You look like the poet who swallowed the canary.