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Subject: GOLD
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49', by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER                Poet's Biography
First Line: We have worked our claims
Last Line: We shall strike it up in the stars
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners


A BUSH LEGEND, by MARIE E. J. PITT    Poem Text            
First Line: Back in the heart of the gippsland hills
Last Line: Listens and makes no sign.
Subject(s): Death; Gold Mines & Miners; Legends; Dead, The


A BUSH SECRET, by BERNARD MCELHILL    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun had set, and weary walked
Last Line: A secret of the bush.
Subject(s): Deception; Gold Mines & Miners


A GOLDEN DREAM, by KATHRYN ROESER DUNLAP    Poem Text            
First Line: The sun came out of the east
Last Line: And found a place in the west.
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Frontier & Pioneer Life; West (u.s.); Gold Rush; Forty-niners; Southwest; Pacific States


A MAN PROSPECTING, by J. E. LIDDLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man prospecting for the gold
Last Line: He weakened, raved, and soon he died.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kodak; Liddle, John Edward
Subject(s): Aborigines, Australian; Death; Deserts; Food & Eating; Gold Mines & Miners; Insanity; Pain; Dead, The; Madness; Mental Illness; Suffering; Misery


A MAN SAW A BALL OF GOLD, by RON PADGETT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man saw a ball of gold in the sky
Last Line: Ay, by the heavens, it was a ball of gold.
Subject(s): Gold


A PECK OF GOLD, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Dust always blowing about the town
Last Line: We all must eat our peck of gold.'
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Dust; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


A SONG OF GOLD, by RACHEL ANNAND TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a nun within a white
Last Line: "the night of white and gold?"
Subject(s): Gold


A SUPPLICATION, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, we whose sturdy sires
Last Line: Turn thou our souls from the dread glamour -- gold!
Subject(s): Gold; Greed; Humanity; Religion; Avarice; Cupidity; Theology


A WILD GOOSE CHASE IN THE WHIPSTICK SCRUB, by H. HEAD    Poem Text            
First Line: Old jack gave us a wild goose chase
Last Line: That ever formed a team.
Subject(s): Fools; Gold; Gold Mines & Miners; Hunting; Idiots; Hunters


A YARN OF LAMBING FLAT, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Call that a yarn!' said old tom pugh
Last Line: His fix on lambing flat.'
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners;practical Jokes;story-telling; Pranks


AFTER THE COMANCHES, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Saddle! Saddle! Saddle!
Last Line: "bring her home on the crupper, / a scalp on either side"
Subject(s): Gold;native Americans; Indians Of America;american Indians;indians Of South America


AN EASTERN JUDGE, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: Before a judge two arabs came
Last Line: "the gold is thine: go now thy way."
Subject(s): Gold; Judges


AN INVECTIVE AGAINST GOLD, by ANNE KILLIGREW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the poisons that the fruitful earth
Last Line: Who thus hast caus'd to sin all humane kind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Killegrew, Anne
Subject(s): Gold


APPLES OF GOLD IN A NETWORK OF SILVER (FOR A FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY), by MARGARETTE BALL DICKSON    Poem Text            
First Line: You have walked the trail together
Last Line: Fifty years.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Gold; Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


BALLAD OF THE GOLD COUNTRY, by HELEN MARIA HUNT FISKE JACKSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deep in the hill the gold sand burned
Last Line: "upon another day!"
Alternate Author Name(s): H. H.; Holm, Saxe; Jackson, Helen Hunt
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold; Vines & Vineyards; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


BARELY COMPOSED, by ALICE FULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You are so not gold.
Subject(s): Gold


BEARING WITHNESS, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: Weep with the star of gold
Last Line: The leaf that never grows old
Subject(s): Gold; Immortality; Language


BEFORE WE MOTHERNAKED FALL, by DYLAN THOMAS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Oil Fields; Gold


BILL BROWN, by E. S. SORENSON    Poem Text            
First Line: I met bill brown on the prospect track
Last Line: Astride of a camel cow.
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


BOB HOLLY, by J. E. LIDDLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two men a 'pipe' had in a 'show'
Last Line: And none have seen him from that date.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kodak; Liddle, John Edward
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Exiles; Gold; Gold Mines & Miners; Punishment


BUCOLIC COMEDY: EVENING, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Prince absolam and sir rotherham redde
Last Line: Instead of the cherries ruddy and cold.
Subject(s): Gold


BURIED GOLD, by ALICE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a little bird's-nest of a house
Last Line: As buried they were not.
Subject(s): Gold


BURLESQUE ON COLORADO'S GOLD-MINING DAYS, by LILLIAN HANSON WHITE    Poem Source            
First Line: I am looking for a gold mine
Last Line: That's the truth! I'm not a liar! %I wanna gold mine that's all mine!!
Subject(s): Colorado (state); Gold Mines And Miners


CALIFORNIA, by MARY CAROLYN DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blue, blue, april blue
Last Line: Gold, gold, gold!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davis, Leland, Mrs.; Pawtuxie
Subject(s): Blue (color); California; Colors; Gold


CATCHING THE COACH, by ALFRED T. CHANDLER    Poem Text            
First Line: At kangaroo gully in 'fifty-two
Last Line: "to post this here letter for nell by the mail."
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, A. T.
Subject(s): Crime & Criminals; Gold; Gold Mines & Miners; Hunting; Hunters


CHILD'S SONG, by ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What is gold worth, say
Last Line: Love's worth love.
Subject(s): Gold; Leaves; Love


COMMENTARY ON ORANGE, by JOHN HOLLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orange dies out in the ascending fire' roared our
Last Line: Who brought forth nought of the lead, save roy. G. Biv
Subject(s): Orange (color); Gold' Lead (metal)


CONSUMING GOLD, by MILDRED P. HENRY    Poem Text            
First Line: My trifling finger-tips reach out for gold
Last Line: I pale to think of those whom I denied!
Subject(s): Gold; Materialism


COWSLIP-GOLD, by CLINTON SCOLLARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rising from the murk and mould
Last Line: Count my cowslip-gold!
Subject(s): Gold; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


DANCE TO BAAL, by FELIX KOWALEWSKI    Poem Text            
First Line: With lithe young body sheathed in cloth-of-gold
Last Line: To greet her lord in virgin arrogance!
Subject(s): Bodies; Dancing & Dancers; Gold; Idols; Statues


DISCOVERY AND CONQUEST OF AMERICA, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Then first columbus, with the mighty hand
Last Line: His gold and he were every nation's prey.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gold; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


DOMINICAN GOLD, by PAT MORA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They wade into the river
Last Line: Fill with a loud light
Variant Title(s): Gold
Subject(s): Gold


DOMINICAN GOLD, by PAT MORA    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: They wade into the river
Last Line: When their hands, dark and knobby as wet twigs, %fill with aloud light
Variant Title(s): Gol
Subject(s): Gold


EL DORADO, by GRANT SHOWERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas a youthful would-be poet
Last Line: "crowded out for want of space!"
Subject(s): Gold


EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 36. GOLD THE PICKLOCK, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The golden key unlocks the iron door
Last Line: It proves like quicksilver in virgin-lap.
Subject(s): Gold; Keys; Love


EPIGRAMME, by WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hast ever seen man
Last Line: I turn up this nugget.
Subject(s): California Gold Discoveries


EUREKA, by ARTHUR TRUMAN MERRILL    Poem Text            
First Line: O hunters for gold
Last Line: "may read ""eureka!"
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners; Sympathy; Empathy


FALLEN, by TIM DIVITO    Poem Source            
First Line: However did gold turn into black asphalt
Last Line: That tastes so sweet upon the lips
Subject(s): Gold


FOOL'S GOLD, by HERBERT KAUFMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: See him there, cold and gray
Last Line: He can't play.
Subject(s): Ambition; Business; Gold; Investments; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Stocks; Bonds


FORT ORD, CALIFORNIA, 1953: 1. CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR, by HENRY CARLILE    Poem Source            
First Line: Through dust deepened by others
Last Line: Protested to the dust. For what? %there will be other wars, he said
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; War


FOUR SONGS, by EDITH JABSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Blaze not your glory
Last Line: In the centre of space.
Subject(s): Gold; Legends


FROM THE FAIR LAVINIAN SHORE, by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Though you are threescore years old.
Subject(s): Gold; Markets; Retail Trade; Salespersons; Supermarkets; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers; Selling


FURNESS, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From my low window I behold
Last Line: On wood and hill and waterway.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Evening; Flowers; Gold; Roses; Sunset; Twilight


GILDING REFINED GOLD, by FRANCIS PATRICK DONNELLY    Poem Text            
First Line: At times the drifting clouds a profile trace
Last Line: By journeyings of god's eternity!
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A mighty pain to love it is
Last Line: Gold, alas, does love beget.
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Gold; Love; Love - Materialism


GOLD, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a castle on a hill
Last Line: Was gold, and gold, and gold.
Subject(s): Castles; Gold


GOLD, by HERBERT KAUFMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In a place where the glare of the madded sun / tore
Last Line: Gold!
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD, by MAURICE KENNY    Poem Source            
First Line: A lock, leaf, a ring
Last Line: The moon moves %across the sky
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD, by DOUGLAS MALLOCH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I longed for gold, and gold I sought
Last Line: It seems that all I have is gold.
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD, by LIZETTE WOODWORTH REESE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rub the sleep out of your eyes
Last Line: For the end of gold is dust.
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD, by GRACE ROREM ROBBINS    Poem Text            
First Line: As brilliant as a nugget on the floor
Last Line: Lest gold-flecked dreams become but ashen grey.
Subject(s): Gold; Time


GOLD, by HELEN M. SHUSTER    Poem Text            
First Line: A bit of sun in my window-nook
Last Line: No wealth I need -- for these are gold!
Subject(s): Gold; Sons


GOLD AND STEEL; THE ANSWER, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I have asked, and you have answered
Last Line: Steel, to meet your foes for you.
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Gold; Steel


GOLD COAST CUSTOMS, by EDITH SITWELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One fantee wave
Last Line: For the fires of god go marching on.
Subject(s): Customs, Social; Gold Coast, Africa


GOLD COIN, by DON FARRAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold coin, gold coin
Last Line: Who fought you near anoor!
Subject(s): Gold; Money


GOLD FOR GOLD, by BESSIE S. HENLEY    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold coin - to repay
Last Line: This gold of mine that you scorned.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Gold


GOLD HUNTING, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text            
First Line: The miser hurries through the town
Last Line: Gather some before you're old!
Subject(s): April; Dandelions; Flowers; Gold; Harvest; Weeds


GOLD LEAVES, by RACHEL WETZSTEON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Someone ought to write about (I thought
Subject(s): Gold; Alchemy & Alchemists


GOLD MINING IN AUSTRALIA, 1895, by ANNE CHERNER WHITEHOUSE    Poem Source            
First Line: You face the wind blowing
Last Line: There are more ways of drowning %than in water
Subject(s): Australia; Gold Mines And Miners


GOLD RUSH: 1848/1996, by ALANE ROLLINGS    Poem Source            
First Line: The motorcycle cop was performing rodeo stunts
Last Line: Never knew what might go gold
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries


GOLD!, by PATRICK REGINALD CHALMERS    Poem Text            
First Line: Gold! 'mid the north's magnetic hush
Last Line: A finer ore than e'er was minted!
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners


GOLD-HUNTERS, FR. MARDI, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We rovers bold
Last Line: And in the golden haven ride!
Subject(s): Gold


GOLD-MINERS, by MAZISI KUNENE    Poem Source            
First Line: Towers rise to the skies %sounds echo their music
Last Line: Walking the deserted halls %we who are locked in the pits o f gold
Subject(s): Gold Mines And Miners; South Africa


GOLDEN AGE. FR. AMINTA, by TORQUATO TASSO    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lovely age of gold
Last Line: Dies once for all; and sleep brings on eternal night
Subject(s): Crowns; Gold; Love


GOLDEN DAYS, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Another day of toil and strife
Last Line: May be a golden one.
Subject(s): God; Gold; Paris, France


GOLDEN HOUR, by KATHARINE TYNAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the one enchanted minute
Last Line: To-morrow looms a golden sorrow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Hinkson, Katharine Tynan
Subject(s): Gold; Seasons; Spring


GOOD LUCK GOLD, by JANET S. WONG    Poem Source            
First Line: When I was a baby
Last Line: I need my luck this afternoon
Subject(s): Gold


GORIAS, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In gorias are gems
Last Line: And pale gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Aging; Courts & Courtiers; Gold; Jewelry & Jewelers; Love; Treasures


GOTHAM, by CHARLES CHURCHILL    Poem Text            
First Line: Far off (no matter whether east or west)
Last Line: I know it duty, and I feel it fame.
Subject(s): Duty; Freedom; Gold; Great Britain - Rulers; Liberty


HARRY DALE AND OLAF CUBB, by J. E. LIDDLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Two men I knew met in a pub
Last Line: And out of it by coach that night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Kodak; Liddle, John Edward
Subject(s): Betrayal; Crime & Criminals; Escapes; Gold; Gold Mines & Miners; Fugitives


HIDDEN GEMS, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We know not what lies in us, till we seek
Last Line: Which, seeking, thou shalt find.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Beauty; Gold; Pearls; Thought; Wealth; Thinking; Riches; Fortunes


HITCHING A RIDE WITH GOLD MINERS IN THE YUKON, by ALISON APOTHEKER    Poem Source            
First Line: In dark fog this cariboo highway
Last Line: Of something, %I riffle like thin water over rock
Subject(s): Gold Mines And Miners; Hitchhikers; Yukon Territory


HOUR OF GOLD, by MURRAY C. KIRK    Poem Text            
First Line: O, not when purple curtains of the sky
Last Line: Shall glow one hour of gold to light the closing way.
Subject(s): Death; Gold; Life; Sky; Dead, The


IN 1947 A SINGLE GOLD NUGGET WAS FOUND, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: In between life has passed
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Explorers; Gold; Nature; Time


IN THE DEAD-LETTER OFFICE, by R. STEWART    Poem Text            
First Line: Come, rip the mail-bags open, chaps, and sort the stuff away
Last Line: "you'll maybe murmur with a sigh, ""the perth dead mail is in."
Subject(s): Death; Gold Mines & Miners; Postal Service; Dead, The; Postmen; Post Office; Mail; Mailmen


IN THE JOVIAL AGE OF OLD, by HERMAN MELVILLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Bridal blossoms from love's bower.
Subject(s): Gold


INDEPENDENCE MINE, by LAURIE A. EVANS    Poem Text            
First Line: By what light do we call a day
Alternate Author Name(s): Evans-dinneen, Laurie A.
Subject(s): Gold; Mines & Miners


ISRAEL FREYER'S BID FOR GOLD, by EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Zounds! How the price went flashing through
Last Line: And give us a better atmosphere!
Subject(s): Gold; Speculation


IT WAS GIVEN TO ME BY THE GODS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The difference made me bold
Variant Title(s): Poem: 454; Poem: 45
Subject(s): Gold


JOHN SUTTER, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was the patriarch of the shining land
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Sutter, John (1803-1880); Failure; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


L'ESCARGOT D'OR, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tavern of the golden snail!
Last Line: O tavern of the golden snail!
Subject(s): Gold; Paris, France; Snails


LAS CASAS, by MICHAEL HOFMANN    Poem Source            
First Line: I leaned round the corner in a gold rush town
Last Line: A percussive crash, a surprisingly durable cloud. Jubilation, and no eyes raised
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries


MARIGOLD, by HARRY SAFFORD CANDEE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I love confinement in thy bonds
Last Line: I marry gold!
Subject(s): Comedy; Gold


MINOAN GOLD, by SARAH SCHNEEWIND    Poem Source            
First Line: Stalactites of honey; catacomb
Last Line: And leave. We live on what the gods bequeath
Subject(s): Gold; Mines And Miners


MISS KILMANSEGG AND HER PRECIOUS LEG: HER MORAL, by THOMAS HOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold! Gold! Gold! Gold!
Last Line: And now of a bloody mary!
Variant Title(s): The Ruling Power
Subject(s): Gold; Money


NEW GOLD, by MARY LEONARD WEST    Poem Text            
First Line: New gold that surges up the hollow
Last Line: New gold.
Subject(s): Apollo; Gold; Mythology - Classical; October


NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nature's first green is gold
Last Line: Nothing gold can stay.
Subject(s): Gold; Life Change Events; Transience; Impermanence


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If hoarded gold possess'd a power
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Gold; Death; Drinks & Drinking; Dead, The; Wine


ODE, by ANACREON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When gold, as fleet as zephyr's pinion
Alternate Author Name(s): Anakreon; Anacreontea
Subject(s): Gold; Drinks & Drinking; Wine


ODE TO AN INDIAN GOLD COIN, WRITTEN IN CHERICAL, MALABAR, by JOHN LEYDEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slave of the dark and dirty mine!
Last Line: Go mix thee with thy kindred clay!
Subject(s): Gold


OLD FOSSICKER JACK, by J. M. MARSHE    Poem Text            
First Line: Tis a desolate picture, whose colour is dead
Last Line: Came here, and has left but—old fossicker jack.
Alternate Author Name(s): M., J.
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners; Memory; Nostalgia


OLD GOLD, by MARY ANN DALY    Poem Source            
First Line: We walk in the old gold mins, following
Last Line: Smells cancerous. The dog lies down and cries %seeing the gold as gray
Subject(s): Gold Mines And Miners


ON ELLEN GOING WRONG, by WINIFRED VIRGINIA JACKSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tittle tattle!' said black shoes
Last Line: "tittle tattle!"" said black shoes."
Subject(s): Black (color); Gold; Shoes; Boots; Sneakers; Shoemakers


ON GOLD, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This glitt'ring metal, dazzler of the eyes
Last Line: The more we drink of thee, the more we thirst.
Subject(s): Gold; Greed; Avarice; Cupidity


ON LUST FOR GOLD, by AVERY L. GILES    Poem Text            
First Line: Steam shovel, crane your neck and stuff your craw!
Last Line: Then back they run for more, scorning rebirth.
Subject(s): Gold; Lust; Sonnet (as Literary Form)


OVER THE CHILKOOT TRAIL, by LISA D. CHAVEZ    Poem Text            
First Line: I still recall the details of that day
Subject(s): Gold; Yukon Territory


REQUITAL, by RUTH INSCHO    Poem Text            
First Line: A fortnight ago, a thief plundered my zinnias
Last Line: Spilled on the maples that brighten the hill
Subject(s): Gold


RUMPELSTILTSKIN, by DENNIS SCHMITZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Straw into gold - what's technology's
Last Line: Whose riddle, whose child, whose gold?
Subject(s): Anthropology; California - Gold Discoveries; Native Americans; Rumpelstiltskin


SCARECROW GARDENS, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Late-summer squash put out to sea
Last Line: In many forms: the best is art.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Gardens & Gardening; Gold


SCORCHER, by CARRIE HEIMER    Poem Source            
First Line: These homemade hips
Last Line: That burns gold and hot copper and fire
Subject(s): Fire; Gold


SEVEN HONEST MEN, by MARTIN BENSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Their faith in one another it was wonderfully great
Last Line: They panned-off half a pennyweight, those seven honest men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Sun, Ben
Subject(s): Deception; Gold Mines & Miners; Punishment


SPRING AND AUTUMN, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Green ripples singing down the corn
Last Line: And full of winter pain.
Subject(s): Corn; Gold; Green (color); Pain; Winter; Suffering; Misery


STATE OF THE UNION: 15. HANDSHAKE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bouquets are not enough
Last Line: If delivered abroad
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Gold; Peace


STATE OF THE UNION: 16. NEW CURRENCY, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold has rolled into a pit
Last Line: Will the young ever find it?
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Gold; Money; Trade


STATE OF THE UNION: 18. SONG OF THE NEW MILLIONAIRES, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: So close to the desert or forest
Last Line: The land of all we see
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Gold; Wealth


STEEL OR GOLD?; THE QUESTION, by LOUISA SARAH BEVINGTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will you have me gold or steel
Last Line: Fine steel, or gold?
Alternate Author Name(s): Leigh, Arbor; Guggenberger, Mrs. Ignatz; Bevington, L. S.
Subject(s): Gold; Steel


SUNKEN GOLD, by EUGENE JACOB LEE-HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In dim green depths rot ingot-laden ships
Last Line: The gleam of irrecoverable gold.
Subject(s): Disasters; Gold; Shipwrecks; Treasures


SUTTER'S FORT, SACRAMENTO, by LUCIUS HARWOOD FOOTE    Poem Text            
First Line: I stood by the old fort's crumbling wall
Last Line: Dust and ashes and nothing more!
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Sutter's Fort, California; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


THE ADAMS RIVER BUSH, by M. J. O'REILLY    Poem Text            
First Line: We left good old coolgardie
Last Line: With the adams river rush.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mick, Mulga
Subject(s): Gold; Gold Mines & Miners; Travel; Journeys; Trips


THE CALIFORNIA ESCHSCHOLTZIA, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: The orange hue of the rainbow
Last Line: In a tent of the cloth of gold.
Subject(s): California; Courts & Courtiers; Gold


THE DAYS OF '49, by CHARLEY RHODES    Poem Text            
First Line: Here you see old tom moore
Last Line: In the days of '49.
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


THE DAYS OF '84, by RANDOLPH BEDFORD    Poem Text            
First Line: Let's go back on to the roper, where they say they've struck the stuff
Last Line: We were men, and we dealt straight with all in the days of '84.
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners; Nostalgia


THE DAYS OF FORTY-NINE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "you are looking [or, we are gazing] on old tom moore"
Last Line: "refrain -- but my heart is filled, etc"
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold Rush;forty-niners


THE FIRST CALL, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: I was wearied to-night from my quest of gold
Last Line: My children and my wife.
Subject(s): Gold; Spiritual Healing; Faith-cure


THE GIFTS OF GOLD, by THEODOSIA (PICKERING) GARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Desire of joy - how keen, how keen it is!
Last Line: Desire of joy and tears -- ah, gifts of gold!
Alternate Author Name(s): Faulks, Frederick J., Mrs.
Subject(s): Gold; Happiness; Tears; Joy; Delight


THE GOLD PIECE, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: My lord will not miss of all his store
Last Line: Because I have stolen from my lord the ransom he would not give.
Subject(s): Death - Children; Gold; Heaven; Death - Babies; Paradise


THE GOLD THAT GREW BY SHASTA TOWN, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From shasta town to redding town
Last Line: By pleasant, sunlit shasta town.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


THE GOLD-SEEKERS, by HAMLIN GARLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I saw these dreamers of dreams go by
Last Line: Though the gold of the dice has been lost.
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


THE GOLDSMITH, by SIEGFRIED SASSOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This job's the best I've done. He bent his head
Last Line: A girl was selling flowers along the street.
Subject(s): Crete; Gold


THE HEART OF THE SOURDOUGH, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There, where the mighty mountains bare their fangs unto the moon
Last Line: Even as lean wolf-dog goes down will I go down and die.
Subject(s): Gold; Yukon Territory


THE KLONDIKE, by EDWIN ARLINGTON ROBINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never mind the day we left, or the way the women clung to us
Last Line: Looking each his own way to find the golden river.
Subject(s): Gold; Klondike; Patriotism


THE LAND OF GOLD, by LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind the sunset's bars in the wide west
Last Line: "until great death has come to make men wise."
Alternate Author Name(s): Chandler, Ellen Louise
Subject(s): Gold


THE LOW-DOWN WHITE, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the pay-day up at the mines
Last Line: Swift staggering through the snow.
Subject(s): Gold; Yukon Territory


THE LUST OF GOLD, by JAMES MONTGOMERY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rapacious spain
Last Line: And left a blank among the works of god.
Alternate Author Name(s): The Common Lot
Subject(s): America - Exploration; Gold; Spain


THE MEN OF FORTY-NINE, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Those brave old bricks of forty-nine!
Last Line: Who made a pathway with their dust.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


THE NEW ARGONAUTS, by WILLIAM ALLEN BUTLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Today the good ship sails!
Last Line: O cursed love of gold!
Subject(s): Fortune; Gold Mines & Miners; Greed; Sailing & Sailors; Avarice; Cupidity; Seamen; Sails


THE PIRATE, by FLORENS FOLSOM    Poem Text            
First Line: What d'ye think I want o' stars?-risin'
Last Line: I feel them—o, I feel them a-draggin' of me down!
Subject(s): Disasters; Gold; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Shipwrecks; Treasures; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


THE PROSPECTOR, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I strolled up old bonanza, where I staked in ninety-eight
Last Line: You will but I've sought the last recorder, and he's -- god.
Subject(s): Gold; Yukon Territory


THE REALMS OF GOLD, by ALFRED NOYES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under the palms of san diego
Last Line: A song that had out-soared death.
Subject(s): Death; Dreams; Gold; Poetry & Poets; San Diego, California; Dead, The; Nightmares


THE REIGN OF GOLD, by JOSEPH SKIPSEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It sounded in castle and palace
Last Line: "cling! Clang! For the reign of king gold."
Subject(s): Gold


THE RESCUE, by EDWARD DYSON    Poem Text            
First Line: There's a sudden, fierce clang of the knocker, then the sound of a voice in the
Last Line: Fast.
Alternate Author Name(s): Dyson, E.
Subject(s): Gold Mines & Miners; Mothers & Sons


THE RICH MAN, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The rich man, in the diatribes of virtuous
Last Line: Godless crimes.
Subject(s): Gold; Money; Upper Classes; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


THE SPELL OF THE YUKON, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I wanted the gold and I sought it
Last Line: It's the stillness that fills me with peace.
Variant Title(s): The Land God Forgot
Subject(s): Gold; Religion; Yukon Territory; Theology


THE TRAIL OF NINETY-EIGHT, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gold! We leapt from our benches
Last Line: The test of the trail was over -- thank god, thank god, we were home!
Subject(s): Gold


THE TREASURE OF GOLD; A LEGEND OF ITALY, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A beautiful story, my darlings
Last Line: That came of the treasure of gold!
Subject(s): Gold; Legends, Italian


THE UNGRATEFUL GARDEN, by CAROLYN KIZER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Midas watched the golden crust
Last Line: "nature is evil,"" midas said."
Subject(s): Environment; Gold; Midas; Women; Women's Rights; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Feminism


THE VINDICTIVES, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You like to hear about gold.
Last Line: Of being brought down to the real
Subject(s): Gold


THE YUKON'S SONG OF THE GOLD, by AMELIA WOODWARD TRUESDELL    Poem Text            
First Line: Lo! We are the waters that come from afar
Last Line: The cañons of unsought gold.
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Gold; Hunting; Treasures; Yukon Territory; Gold Rush; Forty-niners; Hunters


THEY SAY GOLD IS MINED IN CLEAR WATERS, by PAK P'AENGNYON    Poem Source            
Last Line: They say love means the most to us %but can we love all we meet?
Subject(s): Gold Mines And Miners


TO THE MISSISSIPPI, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER PERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They came from fierce, burnt spain to seek for gold
Last Line: Of hot, long listlessness and moody course.
Subject(s): Death; Explorers; Gold; Mississippi; Dead, The; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers


TO THE PIONEERS, by CINCINNATUS HEINE MILLER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How swift this sand, gold-laden, runs!
Last Line: Sierra's snow-topt battle tents.
Alternate Author Name(s): Miller, Joaquin
Subject(s): California - Gold Discoveries; Pioneers; Gold Rush; Forty-niners


TOWARDS DEMOCRACY: PART 3. THE GOLDEN WEDDING, by EDWARD CARPENTER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now fifty years through wind and sun and rain
Last Line: We shall perchance awaken.
Subject(s): Anniversaries; Churches; Gold; Hearts; Love; Marriage; Cathedrals; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


WE ALONE, by ALICE WALKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We alone can devalue gold
Subject(s): Gold; Love


WE HAVE DREAMED TOO MUCH OF GOLD, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text            
First Line: We have followed the monster mammon on the broad
Last Line: While out in the lovelit gardens the lonely roses blow.
Subject(s): Dreams; Gold; Money; Nightmares


WHAT GOLD CANNOT BUY, by KATHERYN SWEET EASTERDAY    Poem Text            
First Line: A miser old
Last Line: To heaven's port beyond the sky.
Subject(s): Gold; Greed; Wealth; Avarice; Cupidity; Riches; Fortunes


ZIMBABWE, by ANDREW LANG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Into the darkness whence they came
Last Line: Like us, like us, for love of gold.
Subject(s): Gold; Zimbabwe