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Famous Time Is Up Poems by Famous Poets

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

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by Kizer, Carolyn
...mmer, summer, summer, simmer.
Mop the floor and suck the finger.
Mop the brow with old potholder.


Time is up! Discard the cheesecloth.
Force the mixture thru the foodmill
(having first discarded ham bone).
Add the lean meat from the ham bone;
Reheat soup and chop the parsley.
Now that sweating night has fallen,
Try at last the finished product:


Tastes like mud, the finished product.
Looks like mud, the finished product.
Consi...Read More

by Masters, Edgar Lee
...cannot win in seventy
You cannot win at all.
So, if you lose, get out of the room --
Get out of the room when your time is up.
It's mean to sit and fumble the cards,
And curse your losses, leaden-eyed,
Whining to try and try....Read More

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