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Famous Snick Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Burns, Robert
...warld’s worm;
To try to get the twa to gree,
An’ name the airles an’ the fee,
 In legal mode an’ form:
I ken he weel a snick can draw,
 When simple bodies let him:
An’ if a Devil be at a’,
 In faith he’s sure to get him.
 To phrase you and praise you,.
 Ye ken your Laureat scorns:
 The pray’r still you share still
 Of grateful MINSTREL BURNS....Read more of this...



by Burns, Robert
...of love they shar’d,
 The raptur’d hour,
Sweet on the fragrant flow’ry swaird,
 In shady bower; 1


Then you, ye auld, snick-drawing dog!
Ye cam to Paradise incog,
An’ play’d on man a cursèd brogue,
 (Black be your fa’!)
An’ gied the infant warld a shog,
 ’Maist rui’d a’.


D’ye mind that day when in a bizz
Wi’ reekit duds, an’ reestit gizz,
Ye did present your smoutie phiz
 ’Mang better folk,
An’ sklented on the man of Uzz
 Your spitefu’ joke?


An’ how ye gat him i’ yo...Read more of this...

by Burns, Robert
...tarry roof,
 Or some rash aith,
That I henceforth wad be rhyme-proof
 Till my last breath—


When click! the string the snick did draw;
An’ jee! the door gaed to the wa’;
An’ by my ingle-lowe I saw,
 Now bleezin bright,
A tight, outlandish hizzie, braw,
 Come full in sight.


Ye need na doubt, I held my whisht;
The infant aith, half-form’d, was crusht
I glowr’d as eerie’s I’d been dusht
 In some wild glen;
When sweet, like honest Worth, she blusht,
 An’ steppèd ben.

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by Sandburg, Carl
...wonder-cry.

And as the shuttling automatic memory of man clicks off its results willy-nilly and 
inevitable as the snick of a mouse-trap or the trajectory of a 42-centimeter projectile,

I flash to the form of a man to his hips in snow drifts of Manitoba and Minnesota—in the 
sled derby run from Winnipeg to Minneapolis.

He is beaten in the race the first day out of Winnipeg—the lead dog is eaten by four team 
mates—and the man goes on and on—running while the other ...Read more of this...

by Kipling, Rudyard
...'s men.
There is rock to the left, and rock to the right, and low lean thorn between,
And ye may hear a breech-bolt snick where never a man is seen."
The Colonel's son has taken a horse, and a raw rough dun was he,
With the mouth of a bell and the heart of Hell
 and the head of the gallows-tree.
The Colonel's son to the Fort has won, they bid him stay to eat --
Who rides at the tail of a Border thief, he sits not long at his meat.
He's up and away from Fort Bu...Read more of this...



by Marvell, Andrew
...gross,
A Water-Hercules Butter-Coloss,
Tunn'd up with all their sev'ral Towns of Beer;
When Stagg'ring upon some Land, Snick and Sneer,
They try, like Statuaries, if they can,
Cut out each others Athos to a Man:
And carve in their large Bodies, where they please,
The Armes of the United Provinces.
But when such Amity at home is show'd;
What then are their confederacies abroad?
Let this one court'sie witness all the rest;
When their hole Navy they together prest,
Not Chri...Read more of this...

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