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"SAID A MAID, 'I WILL MARRY FOR LUCRE", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
Last Line: I notice she did not rebuchre
Subject(s): Love - Materialism;women

AMERICA, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud
Last Line: Which turns the volume higher?
Subject(s): United States; Materialism; America

First Line: Enter and learn the story of the rulers
Last Line: And now inhabit a palace
Subject(s): "courts & Courtiers;death;legends, Arabic;materialism;" "dead, The;

ARTIE BUCK'S MACHINE, by P. C. KIBBE    Poem Text                
First Line: By intense toil a rig I wrought
Last Line: And crush cold logic's steady light.
Subject(s): Automobiles; Love - Materialism; Cars

ATTAINMENT, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Use all your hidden forces. Do not miss
Last Line: Material things must answer and obey.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Materialism; Religion; Worship; Theology

BALLAD TO THE TUNE OF 'I'LL HAVE MY LOVE, OR I'LL HAVE ONE', by PATRICK CAREY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Some praise the brown, and some the fair
Last Line: I'll only tell to some choice friend.
Subject(s): Likes & Dislikes; Love - Materialism; Money

BELIEVE, BELIEVE, by BOB KAUFMAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Believe in this. Young apple seeds
Last Line: Rising above the mushroom time
Subject(s): Social Commentary; Music & Musicians; Materialism; War

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

DOLLARES; OUR LADY OF THE WHEAT-CORNER (AFTER A.C.S.), by PHILIP GUEDALLA    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The heavy white shafts and the golden
Last Line: Our lady of gain.
Subject(s): Materialism; Oxford University; Swinburne, Algernon Charles (1837-1909); United States; America

DREAMS, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text                
First Line: I will not change my path with you
Last Line: For all your dreams of gold.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Dreams; Materialism; Worship; Nightmares

EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 28. LOVE'S TRIUMPH OVER RICHES, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Beneath love's feet are royal ensigns spread
Last Line: And sceptres do to rural shepherds bow.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

EMBLEMS OF LOVE: 40. LOVE BOUGHT AND SOLD, by PHILIP AYRES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Of old the settlement that lovers made
Last Line: And the same bargain serves for wife and beast.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

First Line: I know your barren belief - that a rose will grow
Last Line: Envisage a sweet-scented waft as its trivial goal?
Subject(s): Materialism; Religion; Theology

FOR LACK OF GOLD, by ADAM AUSTIN    Poem Text                
First Line: For lack of gold she's left me, o
Last Line: Though she's for ever left me, o!
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

FORESIGHT AND PATIENCE, by GEORGE MEREDITH    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Sprung of the father blood, the mother brain
Last Line: Counts conquest but a step, and through disaster sings.
Subject(s): Faith; Materialism; Patience; Belief; Creed

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 CUT THE KNOT OF OTHERWISE, by PAULUS SILENTIARIUS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: But full & faithful hearts. And cash
Alternate Author Name(s): Paul The Silent; Paul The Silentiary
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

HARD RAIN, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: After I heard it's a hard rain's a-gonna fall
Last Line: As I was walking through the springdale mall
Subject(s): Materialism

HOME, by DOROTHY A. CLARK    Poem Text                
First Line: Home is what we make it
Last Line: That live, and love, and smile.
Subject(s): Home; Materialism

HOW TO MARRY A RICH MAN, by ELIZABETH J. CLARKE ROBBINS    Poem Source                
First Line: The trick is disinterest, %to primp in a mirror
Last Line: Watching the stars %surround the back of your dress
Subject(s): Love - Materialism; Marriage; Men; Wealth

INVESTMENT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: When the old gombeen buys a young wife
Last Line: They sniff his investment, like dogs their lice.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism; Marriage; Villages

LADY CLARA VERE DE VERE, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady clara vere de vere / of me you shall not win renown
Last Line: And let the foolish yeoman go.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Subject(s): Disappointment; Grief; Love - Materialism; Sorrow; Sadness

LASS WITH A LUMP OF LAND, by ALLAN RAMSAY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Gi'e me a lass with a lump of land
Last Line: But well tochered lasses, or jointured widows.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

First Line: The cost of it! The waste of it!-this wrings
Last Line: To build yourself a tomb of yellow clay.
Subject(s): Hearts; Love - Materialism

LITTLE LITANY FOR MOVING DAY, by BARTON SUTTER    Poem Source                
First Line: The woman who packs up the kitchen
Last Line: Will have to go %bye-bye
Subject(s): Change; Home; Materialism; Property

LOVE AND MONEY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: I count my pounds as three times two
Last Line: Shall fly to safer cover!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

MATERIALISM, by ROBERT PRESTON DICKEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Did you think all that stuff you gave me
Subject(s): Materialism

MATERIALISM, by JAMES GALVIN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: If things aren't things
Last Line: Hold me still
Subject(s): Materialism; Nature; Property; Possessions

MATERIALISM, by EDITH SODERGRAN    Poem Source                
First Line: In order not to die I have to be the will to power
Last Line: It is seeming, seeming, seeming, and sheer play
Subject(s): Materialism

First Line: A faith that grasps the outer shell
Last Line: Would weigh and measure pipe and lute.
Subject(s): Materialism; Soul

MATERIALIST, by HORTENSE KING FLEXNER    Poem Text                
First Line: If to the discard man's concealed machine
Last Line: Law-governed flesh and bone shall not endure?
Subject(s): Industry; Labor & Laborers; Materialism; Work; Workers

MIRA TO OCTAVIA, by MARY LEAPOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair one, to you this monitor I send
Last Line: Write ballads both, and you may thrive -- adieu.
Subject(s): Courtship; Love - Materialism; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes

MY DAUGHTER, by CAMELIN WHITE    Poem Text                
First Line: I tried too hard to give her wings
Last Line: When all she wanted was just things.
Subject(s): Daughters; Materialism

NO NEED OF THINGS, by ALICE TROXWELL MCCOUN    Poem Text                
First Line: Why cling to things? When everywhere a vast
Last Line: That we may soar aloft, exalting him.
Subject(s): Love; Materialism; Sonnet (as Literary Form)

ON FEMALE INCONSTANCY, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text                
First Line: "rich, thou hadst many lovers - poor, hast none"
Last Line: That want's a crime no woman can forgive?
Subject(s): Love - Materialism;unfaithfulness; Infidelity;adultery;inconstancy

POVERTY PARTS GUDE COMPANIE, by JOANNA BAILLIE    Poem Text     Poem Explanation             Poet's Biography
First Line: When my o'erlay was white as the foam o' the lin
Last Line: How poverty parts dear company.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

PROCRASTINATION, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text                
First Line: My lady wears a big bouquet
Last Line: She grows more wasteful.
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Materialism; Procrastination; Spendthrifts; Vanity; Male-female Relations

SERVICE, by GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: When we count out our gold at the end of the day
Last Line: Save the love we have shown to the children of men.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tremaine, John
Variant Title(s): Measure;treasure (2)
Subject(s): Love; Materialism

STREPHON TO CELIA. A MODERN LOVE LETTER, by MARY LEAPOR    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Madam, I hope you'll think it's true
Last Line: Or else this very moment dies --
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

THE BARGAIN, by ABRAHAM COWLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Take heed, take heed, thou lovely maid
Last Line: My soule and body, two grains more, I'lle adde.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

THE BITER BIT, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun is in the sky, mother, the flowers are springing fair
Last Line: Draw me a pot of beer, mother, and, mother, draw it mild!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): Wit & Humor; Love - Materialism; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

THE DUENNA: SONG, by RICHARD BRINSLEY SHERIDAN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I never could any lustre see
Last Line: That heaving bosom sigh for me.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

THE GOLDEN AGE, by WILLIAM EDMONSTOUNE AYTOUN    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Money abundant, at an easy rate!
Last Line: That gold alone can make no golden age.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bon Gaultier (with Theodore Martin)
Subject(s): England; Freedom; Materialism; Muses; Wealth; Youth; English; Liberty; Riches; Fortunes

THE MATERIALIST SPEAKS, by BERNICE LESBIA KENYON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have desired life
Last Line: For these I desire life.
Alternate Author Name(s): Gilkyson, Walter, Mrs.
Subject(s): Materialism; Wellesley College

THE POOR MAN IS NOT LOVED, by MARCUS ARGENTARIUS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Yes, you were loved, sosicrates, when rich; but now in her
Last Line: That 'penniless' and 'loveless' are the same?
Alternate Author Name(s): Markus Argentarios
Subject(s): Love - Materialism; Poverty

THE TRUE-BLUE AMERICAN, by DELMORE SCHWARTZ    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Jeremiah dickson was a true-blue american,
Subject(s): Americans; Materialism

THINGS, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: A man stood in the laurel tree
Subject(s): Religion; Materialism; Theology

THINGS I THOUGHT I NEEDED, by JAMES CERVANTES    Poem Source                
First Line: Like more of those gray socks that were kind to my feet
Last Line: Sky-blue, and forest-green and find me %still painting, still needing to paint
Subject(s): Materialism

THINGS TO LOVE, by ETHEL SCOTT WILLIAMS    Poem Text                
First Line: There are so many things to love
Last Line: And then, my love, there's you.
Subject(s): Materialism

TIS LITTLE I COULD CARE FOR PEARLS, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: Continual upon me
Subject(s): Materialism

TO - (5), by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see
Last Line: Of the baubles that it may.
Variant Title(s): To --
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

TOISHAN SONG, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source                
First Line: If you have a daughter
Last Line: He'll be rich just like rockefeller
Subject(s): Love - Materialism

TRUE AND FALSE, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: After decades in the whirling thick
Last Line: Though his teeth are false.
Subject(s): Love - Materialism; Teeth

VIDEO RAIN, by JANE MILLER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I am flown to your good side now
Last Line: Sunsets outside quiet silent towns.
Subject(s): Alienation (social Psychology); Discontent; Materialism; Popular Culture - United States; Television; Estrangement; Outcasts; Dissatisfaction; Tv

WEDNESDAY IN Y' HOLY WEEK, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Who doubts how avarice can be
Last Line: Shall still from him a full redemption reap.
Subject(s): Holy Week; Jesus Christ - Legends; Materialism

WISHES, by JOSEPH BEAUMONT    Poem Text                
First Line: Now I have mind & leisure
Last Line: Thy will being grown almightie.
Subject(s): Materialism; Temptation; Wishes; Worship

WITHOUT YOU, LOVE, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text                
First Line: Without you, love, my life is but a void--
Last Line: Since I broke you in two, my favorite bat!
Subject(s): Baseball; Love - Materialism; Sports