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Famous Nick Of Time Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Sexton, Anne
...hunger so acutely
that I would rather die than look
into its face?
I kneel once more,
in case mercy should come
in the nick of time....Read More

by Field, Edward
...u take her in your arms
and she turns into a black panther
and bites you to death.

Or perhaps you are saved in the nick of time
and she is tormented by the knowledge of her tendency:
That she daren't hug a man
unless she wants to risk clawing him up.

This puts you both in a difficult position--
panting lovers who are prevented from touching
not by bars but by circumstance:
You have terrible fights and say cruel things
for having the hots does not give you a sweet te...Read More

by Whitman, Walt
...gest and sudden your talking recalls; 
Soldier alert I arrive, after a long march, cover’d with sweat and dust; 
In the nick of time I come, plunge in the fight, loudly shout in the rush of successful

Enter the captur’d works.... yet lo! like a swift-running river, they fade; 
Pass and are gone, they fade—I dwell not on soldiers’ perils or soldiers’
(Both I remember well—many the hardships, few the joys, yet I was content.) 

But in silenc...Read More

by Trumbull, John
...d down and took their part;
(Whether 'twere Pallas, Mars or Iris,
'Tis scarce worth while to make inquiries)
Who at the nick of time alarming,
Assumed the solemn form of Chairman,
Address'd a Whig, in every scene
The stoutest wrestler on the green,
And pointed where the spade was found,
Late used to set their pole in ground,
And urged, with equal arms and might,
To dare our 'Squire to single fight.
The Whig thus arm'd, untaught to yield,
Advanced tremendous to the field:
...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...rful scene;
But the exploslon was witnessed by Captain Babby of the ship "Carline,"
Who most fortunately arrived in the nick of time. 

And fourteen additional human beings were saved from the "Kent,"
And they thanked Captain Babby and God, who to them succour sent,
And had saved them from being burnt, and drowned in the briny deep;
And they felt so overjoyed that some of them did weep;
And in the first port in England they landed without delay,
And when their feet touche...Read More

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