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Subject: MONEY
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"THE TWEED RING, 1868", by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: The great moguls of gotham! Their proud purses
Last Line: Sleeps in the throttles of this ruthless three
Subject(s): "depressions, Economic;income Tax;money;social Classes;tammany Hall, New York City;tweed, William Marcy [boss] (1823-78);wealth;" Recessions;caste;riches;fortunes


A BUSHMAN'S SONG, by ANDREW BARTON PATERSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm travelling down the castlereagh, and I'm a station hand
Last Line: And we cross a lot of country at the old jig-jog.
Alternate Author Name(s): Paterson, 'banjo'
Subject(s): Money; Singing & Singers


A COIN, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your western heads here cast on money
Last Line: Good-by.
Subject(s): Money


A HUNDRED COLLARS, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: The doctor slid a little down the pillow.
Subject(s): Hotels; Relationships; Fear; Money; Collars; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


A LAWYER'S BILL, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What a strange bill of costs do some lawyers indite
Last Line: "and thinking your business over."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Law & Lawyers; Money; Attorneys


A LOCAL POLITICIAN FROM AWAY BACK, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Jedge is good at argyin'--
Last Line: Sence back in '56.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Judges; Money; Politics & Government


A LOVE PLAYNT, by GODFREY TURNER    Poem Text            
First Line: To yow, my purse, and to noon other wighte
Last Line: Beethe hevy ageyne, or elles mote I die!
Subject(s): Love; Money


A PARLEY WITH HIS EMPTY PURSE, by THOMAS RANDOLPH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Purse, who'll not know you have a poet's been
Last Line: Gape on, as they do to be paid, gape on!
Subject(s): Debt; Money


A PROMISE TO PAY, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Said dick, 'the ten pound which you lent t'other day
Last Line: "as much in the shape of ten pound as you can."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Money; Promises


A SPLENDID FELLOW, by H. C. DODGE    Poem Text            
First Line: Delmonico's is where he dines
Last Line: "I'll turn the dress I made last year."
Subject(s): Marriage; Money; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


ABOUT MONEY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wonder of cherries
Subject(s): Money


ABOUT MONEY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wonder of cherries
Last Line: My mind is green with anxiety %about money
Subject(s): Money


ABOUT THE MONEY, by LIAM RECTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By the turn of the century
Subject(s): Money


AN AUTUMN REVERIE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Alas! Beautiful summer now hath fled
Last Line: In general they make a sudden retreat.
Subject(s): Hunger; Money; Poverty


ART VS. TRADE, by JAMES WELDON JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Trade, trade versus art
Last Line: He crushes those who cry for daily bread
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Money; Social Commentary


ART6 COUNCIL, by GARY SYNDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because there is no art
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Money


AUCTION, by LEONE RICE GRELLE    Poem Text            
First Line: How much am I bid for a proud old wall
Last Line: And what for a heart, when the sale is done?
Subject(s): Money


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


BETTY TO HERSELF, by EDWARD W. BANNARD    Poem Text            
First Line: How kind they have been to their betty!
Last Line: My cup is o'erflowing indeed!
Subject(s): Greetings; Love; Money


BLOWING IT IN, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the divers brands of joy that make our
Last Line: Equals this—the blowing in of money!
Subject(s): Money


CHEAP BLUE, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hill blue among the leaves I summer
Subject(s): Blue (color); Money


CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES H. WEBB, YOU'VE JUST WON TEN MILLION DOLLARS, by CHARLES HARPER WEBB    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Despite my ph.D. In clinical psych, despite my high sat and gre
Last Line: As she tucks me in her bed where daddy snores, and I soon %burrow into blissful dreams
Subject(s): Dreams; Money


COUNTING, by FAITH SHEARIN    Poem Source            
First Line: I spent the first years of my life in the most
Last Line: Enough money in my hand to settle the bill
Subject(s): Money


DANCING ON THE GRAVE OF A SON OF A BITCH, by DIANE WAKOSKI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: God damn it, / at last I am going to dance on your grave,
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationship; Divorce; Farewell; Money; Dancing & Dancers; Graves; Parting; Tombs; Tombstones


DAY'S END, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: For fifty years she has seen men drink
Last Line: I have yeer money, boyos, and ye have yeer piss
Subject(s): Drinks And Drinking; Money


DEAR SIR, THOUGH MANY CHECKS PREVENT, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Be sent to messrs foord and dickenson
Subject(s): Banks And Banking; Money; Tourists


DEDICATION, by FRANCIS REGINALD SCOTT    Poem Text            
First Line: From those condemned to labour
Last Line: Nor any peace for spending.
Alternate Author Name(s): Scott, F. R.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Money; Social Classes; Social Protest; Work; Workers; Caste


DIAMOND CUT DIAMOND, by HORACE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A firm there is, of civic fame
Last Line: And spent their forty pounds at leisure.
Alternate Author Name(s): Smith, Horatio
Subject(s): Diamonds; Money; Police


DISCRETIONARY INCOME, by BRIAN HENRY    Poem Source            
First Line: Trying to find the center of it all
Last Line: But the stakes, until there are no takers left %to wager against him
Subject(s): Gambling; Money


DIZAIN IN ANSWER TO THE FOREGOING, by CLEMENT MAROT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dunnes that untoe dizains give small care
Last Line: While I did sweare to borrowe—as before.
Subject(s): Courts & Courtiers; Money


DOROTHY'S DOWER, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My sweetest dorothy,' said john
Last Line: "went for cigars and brandy!"
Subject(s): Marriage; Money; Women's Rights; Weddings; Husbands; Wives; Feminism


DOWN WITH MONEY EXCHANGE, by CARLOS GERMAN BELLI    Poem Source            
First Line: Oh cibernetic fairy
Last Line: Down with the silk-mart!
Subject(s): Business - Failures; Depressions, Economic; Labor And Laborers; Money; Sugar


ECLOGUE; CORYDON, CLOTTEN, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Corydon / rise, clotten, rise take up thy pipe and play
Last Line: Not to abuse but to deserve thy love.
Subject(s): Friendship; Money


EPIGRAM FOR WALL STREET, by EDGAR ALLAN POE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'll tell you a plan for gaining wealth
Last Line: Tis as plab as the light of the day that you double it!
Subject(s): Money


EPIGRAM ON WOOD'S BRASS MONEY, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Carteret was welcomed to the shore
Last Line: Guns, trumpets, drums, and bells were drowned
Subject(s): Money; Wood, William (1671-1730)


EVERY MAN HIS HOBBY, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A wealthy cit, intent to buy
Last Line: "call it my picture, and excuse me."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Collectors & Collecting; Money; Paintings & Painters


EVIL RENOWN, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What sort of man is henry hank?' I
Last Line: "men will boost you while alive, and praise you when you die."
Subject(s): Borrowers And Lenders; Debt; Money


FACT, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES                Poet's Biography
First Line: There's been an eagle on a nickel
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Money; Negroes; American Blacks


FACT, by JAMES LANGSTON HUGHES    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's been an eagle on a nickel
Last Line: An eagle on a quarter, too. %but there ain't no eagle %on a dime
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Langston
Subject(s): African Americans; Money


FANNY: 111, by FITZ-GREENE HALLECK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: She long had known that in her father's coffers
Last Line: One whose high destiny was to breathe
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Subject(s): Fathers; Money; Wealth


FANNY: 147, by FITZ-GREENE HALLECK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: But as he trod to grandeur's pinnacle
Last Line: The bank directors grinned, and shrugged their shoulders
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Subject(s): Banks And Banking; Business; Money


FATIGUE; EPIGRAM, by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm tired of love: I'm still more tired of rhyme
Last Line: But money gives me pleasure all the time.
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Money


FIVE PER-CENT, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Because I have ten thousand pounds I sit upon my stern
Last Line: And bless the mighty men who first -- invented interest
Subject(s): Money


GENTRIFIERS ARE IN PURSUIT, by FRED CHAPPELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of rafer barnstable born according
Last Line: As soon as he gets his hands on the money
Subject(s): Appalachia; Inheritance And Succession; Landlords And Tenants; Money; Progress


GEO-BESTIARY: 28, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wallet is as big as earth
Last Line: Tethered to these shadows dragging toward night.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Despair; Money


GEO-BESTIARY: 28, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How can I be alone when these brain cells
Last Line: Around their bright cosmic bodies.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Despair; Money


GIRL IN A CAGE, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here in a cage the dollars come down
Last Line: A flame of silk at the throat.
Subject(s): Money


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


GOLDEN FREEDOM, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The love of money is a chain
Last Line: From its cramping misery!
Subject(s): Money


GRAND EXPENSIVE VISTA, by ANDREW HUDGINS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As we sipped and mingled,
Last Line: Glass table, hunger was our guide
Subject(s): Money


GREENBACK DOLLAR, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: I don't want your greenback dollar
Last Line: Where the heart will know no pain
Subject(s): Money


HAME CONTENT: A SATIRE, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some fock, like bees, fu glegly rin
Last Line: Wha mourn'd her fate, condol'd her woes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Inheritance & Succession; Money; Heirs


HEAVY FOLIO, by CARL SANDBURG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The mathematics of intimate questions
Subject(s): Love; Money; Death; Dead, The


HIGH PRICES, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our forebears, whose bright shades are soaring
Last Line: Went speedin', our fierce h. C. Of l.
Subject(s): Cost Of Living; Money


HONESTY, by MADELINE DEFREES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Money doesn't grow on trees, my mother said
Last Line: In water I waited for incoming tide.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mary Gilbert, Sister; De Frees, Madeline
Subject(s): Grandparents; Honesty; Money; Mothers; Grandmothers; Grandfathers; Great Grandfathers; Great Grandmothers


HOW THE MONEY GOES, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How goes the money? - well
Last Line: And that's the way the money goes!
Subject(s): Money


HUDSON RIVER ANTHOLOGY, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ran a store
Last Line: He's serving thirty years.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Business; Labor & Laborers; Money; Retail Trade; Wages; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Work; Workers; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers; Salaries


I LOVE MY LOVE, by JAMES P. SAWYER    Poem Text            
First Line: Every one thinks some face fairer
Last Line: On a bright one dollar bill.
Subject(s): Money


IN A ROW, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: The mailman handing me a letter
Last Line: I paid for that one, that one belongs to me
Subject(s): Money


INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND    Poem Source            
First Line: That summer we were joey chitwood's thrill show
Last Line: With ease. That's how I earned %my first kiss. It still shines
Subject(s): Festivals; Luck; Money


IT CAN BE DONE, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: She rides in a limousine
Last Line: On $10 a week. / she writes them
Subject(s): Money;writing & Writers


IT FOLLOWS, by RUTH STONE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you had a lot of money
Subject(s): Money; Surgery, Plastic; Life Choices; Cosmetic Sugery; Face Lifts


JOBS AND MONEY, by MARIE HARRIS    Poem Source            
First Line: By the time manny graduates high school, he will have passed a dozen
Last Line: Job so I can pay reant, hiet, phone, for the house. I have to have a nouf %money to biy gas for my t
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Money; Saving And Thrift; Teenagers; Unemployment


JOHN THOMPSON'S DAUGHTER, by PHOEBE CARY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A fellow near kentucky's clime
Last Line: And he was left there minus.
Subject(s): Elopements; Money


LEDGERS IN THE DUST, by DAVID MIDDLETON    Poem Source            
First Line: The locked front door holds firm though broken panes
Last Line: Their worth the legal tender of your ways
Subject(s): Money


LINES WRITTEN ON A BANK NOTE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wae worth thy pow'r, thou cursed leaf
Last Line: Never, perhaps, to greet old scotland more.
Subject(s): Money; Scotland


LOGIC (3), by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I have a copper penny and another copper penny
Subject(s): Cousins;money


LOMBARD STREET, by BERT ALMON    Poem Source            
First Line: I am charmed by lombard street, the ancient center of the italian money
Last Line: The golden serpent ourobouros swalling his own tail
Subject(s): Banks And Banking; Capitalism; Lombardy, Italy; Money


LORD OF DOLLARS, by FRANCISCO GOMEZ DE QUEVEDO Y VILLEGAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Over kings and priests and scholars %rules the mighty lord of dollars
Alternate Author Name(s): Quevedo, Francisco Gomez De; Quevedo, Francisco De
Subject(s): Business; Courts And Courtiers; Money; Wealth


LULLABY, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Good night; sweet dreams; the morfgage is asleep
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): Money


LURID LIVES: A CHICAGO RED (IN A GRAIN ELEVATOR), by CALE YOUNG RICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've got the sack, have I, and I can go?
Last Line: So bloated with the fat of food and fortune!
Subject(s): Communism; Money; Nations


MARCO POLO, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He was heroic, fugitive, in love with the machinery
Last Line: Devoured by the oriental machinery of the silkworm
Subject(s): Explorers; Insects; Money; Polo, Marco (1254-1324); Sea; Skeletons; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Bugs; Ocean


MAYBE BECAUSE I STAND BEHIND, by SARAH MENEFEE    Poem Source            
Last Line: Clutching their heavy burdens of shopping bags
Subject(s): Money; Politics


MEANING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: No money means no man
Last Line: If you can find it anywhere
Subject(s): Money; News


MINDING THE DARKNESS: IV. I, by PETER DALE SCOTT    Poem Source            
First Line: Eclogue on the federal reserve board
Last Line: Most of us without thinking %carry round in our billfolds
Subject(s): Government; Money; Religion


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


MONEY, by ALLISON BURKE    Poem Source            
First Line: She had change in her back pocket
Last Line: Just some place to put it all, %this money
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by DANIEL CORRIE    Poem Source            
First Line: The backs of dollars open in
Last Line: Untils. Years roll away, like pennies
Subject(s): Fortune; Money; Wealth


MONEY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I had money, money, o!
Last Line: My friends are real, though very few.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Friendship - False Friends; Money; Fair Weather Friends


MONEY, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Never ask of money spent
Last Line: What he did with every cent
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by PHILIP LARKIN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Quarterly, is it, money reproaches me
Last Line: The slums, the canal, the churches ornate and mad %in the evening sun. It is intensely sad
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by FRIEDRICH VON LOGAU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whereunto is money good?
Last Line: Who once has had it has despair.
Alternate Author Name(s): Golaw, Salomon Von; Logau, Frederick Von
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by JEHAN DU PONTALAIS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Who money has, well wages the campaign
Last Line: They only are condemned who money lack.
Alternate Author Name(s): Songecreux; Jean Espine Of Pont-alais
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by AGNES M. SCHABERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Be not too wise with money
Last Line: It can be lead.
Subject(s): Money


MONEY, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Money is such a treat.
Subject(s): Money


MONEY BACK, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your money back if things don't suit'
Last Line: Infant after him.
Subject(s): Advertising; Grocers; Merchants; Money


MONEY CRY, by PETER DAVISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: My daughter cries when we have to talk about money
Last Line: Take it and pass it on. That stuff won't kill you
Subject(s): Money


MONEY GETS THE MASTERIE, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fight thou with shafts of silver, and o'rcome
Last Line: When no force else can get the masterdome.
Subject(s): Money


MONEY MAKES THE MIRTH, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When all birds els do of their musick faile
Last Line: Money's the still-sweet-singing nightingale.
Subject(s): Money


MONEY TO LOAN, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, 'money to loan' is a common sign; it
Last Line: The price, but not a rouble or yen or buck if peradventure you're out of luck.
Subject(s): Borrowers And Lenders; Money


MUIRKIRK LIGHT WEIGHTS, by ISOBEL (ISABEL) PAGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In muirkirk there lives a taylor
Last Line: And aye when 'tis convenient, their standard they should mind.
Subject(s): Duplicity; Money; Deceit


MY FATHER TELLS THIS STORY ABOUT HIS BROTHER FRANK AND THE WICK, by DEBRA MARQUART    Poem Source            
First Line: Your grandpa marquart, he was a tight sonofabitch you know every
Last Line: Your grandfather, I'm telling you, now there was a tight man
Subject(s): Family Life; Grandparents; Money


MY NEIGHBOUR, by ROWLAND EYLES EGERTON-WARBURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My neighbour -- an eternal ninny --
Last Line: "he'll come, I warrant him, no more."
Alternate Author Name(s): Egerton-warburton, R. E.
Subject(s): Money; Neighbors


MY POLITICS, by GEORGE WASHINTON PIERCE    Poem Text            
First Line: I am for gold - her golden hair
Last Line: Can e'er demonetize.
Subject(s): Money


NEW SONG OF WOOD'S HALFPENCE, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye people of ireland, both country and city
Subject(s): Money


NO MAN WITHOUT MONEY, by ROBERT HERRICK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No man such rare parts hath, that he can swim
Last Line: If favour or occasion helpe not him.
Subject(s): Money


NOTHING TO SPARE, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The hungry children cry for bread, and I
Last Line: And gas.
Subject(s): Cost Of Living; Depressions, Economic; Hunger; Money; Poverty; Recessions


ODES II, 2. TO SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS ON THE USES AND ABUSES OF MONEY, by QUINTUS HORATIUS FLACCUS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hidden in the avaricious earth
Last Line: With an indifferent eye
Alternate Author Name(s): Horace
Subject(s): Money


OF MONEY, by BARNABY (BARNABE) GOOGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Give money me, take frienship whoso list
Last Line: Finds ways enough to ease thine heaviness.
Alternate Author Name(s): Goche, Barnaby; Goghe, Barnaby; Gouche, Barnaby
Subject(s): Friendship; Luck; Money


OH THE DARK, RANK, BRACKISH RUT, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Is fine. Outside, a sucking cold vacuum
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Money; Nature


ON A HALFPENNY WHICH A YOUNG LADY GAVE A BEGGAR, WHICH AUTHOR REDEEMED, by HENRY FIELDING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear little, pretty, favourite ore
Last Line: Tho' he should keep me out of heaven.
Variant Title(s): Written Extempore On A Halfpenny
Subject(s): Money


ON BILLS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: At the first of the month I grow morbid and sad
Last Line: Tis more blessed to give than receive
Subject(s): Money


ON ROBERT RIDDELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To riddell, much-lamented man
Last Line: This ivied cot revere.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Money


ON THE RECENTLY MINTED HUNDRED-CENT PIECE, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whatg have they done to our dollar, darling
Last Line: Have done done our doll dollar
Subject(s): Money


OWED' TO MY POCKET-BOOK, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "how fair thou art, o little book"
Last Line: Will carry all my money
Subject(s): Books;money;russia; Reading;soviet Union;russians


PARS DE HAT EROUN', by BELLE RICHARDSON HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ef yer wants ter gain de kingdom,'
Last Line: The end.
Subject(s): African Americans; Clergy; Deception; Money; Public Worship; Salvation; Negroes; American Blacks; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Church Attendance


PASSING THE SHOP AFTER SCHOOL, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Passing the shop after school, he would look up at the sign
Subject(s): Jobs; Money; Life Change Events; Food & Eating


PAYDAY, by MELODY GOETZ    Poem Source            
First Line: Cpr railway today, labourers, greasy boots; the man from hungary looks like
Last Line: He won't wake them, and outside into the cold grey air of most of his life
Subject(s): Labor And Laborers; Money


PAYMENT PLAN, by ALBERT GOLDBARTH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clunker. Junker. The fizzlemobile. Everybody
Last Line: And coaxing juice enough for the uphills
Subject(s): Automobiles; Freedom; Money


PENNY, A PENNY, by CHAIM NACHMAN BIALIK    Poem Source            
First Line: A penny, a penny
Last Line: And no old nick
Alternate Author Name(s): Bialik, Hayim Nahman; Byalik, Chaim Nachman
Subject(s): Money


PETITION OF A SCHOOLBOY TO HIS FATHER, by ANNA LETITIA BARBAULD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Most honour'd sir, I must confess
Last Line: And your petitioner shall pray.
Alternate Author Name(s): Aikin, Anna Letitia
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Money; Schools; Poetry & Poets; Students


POET AND MERCHANT, by ISABEL FISKE CONANT    Poem Text            
First Line: The poet goes ragged
Last Line: "of the merchant, ""he is dead."
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Fame; Money; Reputation


POETS, by MORRIS ABEL BEER    Poem Text            
First Line: If a poet sings because he must
Last Line: He should polish pans instead of verse!
Subject(s): Money; Poetry & Poets


PORTIUS LICINIUS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: "if you are phoebus' sister delia, pray"
Last Line: Where he whose purse is empty may fill
Subject(s): Money;portius Licinius (1st Century B.c.)


POUR UN JEUNE CHALAMOUN QUI SE VEND DANS LA RUE, by TOMAZ SALAMUN    Poem Source            
First Line: Powerful white teeth
Last Line: Give my soul, just to take the money and not give my soul
Subject(s): Capitalism; Money; Peasantry; Trade


POVERTY, by DOROTHY WHITEHEAD HOUGH    Poem Text            
First Line: It is my fate to be
Last Line: Of jewels and tapestry.
Subject(s): Depressions, Economic; Money; Poverty; Recessions


POVERTY, by PABLO MEDINA    Poem Source            
First Line: I wandered through her eyebrows
Last Line: The only language I knew
Subject(s): Charity; Money; Poverty


PRODUCT OF EVOLUTION, I INVEST IN A MUTUAL FUND, by AMANDA PECOR    Poem Source            
First Line: Sometimes I feel like my money's gone to heaven
Last Line: Just as my money, wherever it is, can there be neither forgotten nor loved
Subject(s): Evolution; Money


PROMETHEUS; ON WOOD THE PATENTEE'S IRISH HALFPENCE, by JONATHAN SWIFT    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: As, when the squire and tinker, wood
Last Line: For want of vultures, we have crows
Subject(s): Money; Wood, William (1671-1730)


PROMPT PAY, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A man runs up a little bill, and when it's
Last Line: Reputation, some day that rep will knock you down, and hurt like all creation.
Subject(s): Cost Of Living; Merchants; Money; Poverty; Wages; Salaries


PROSPERITY, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When man is poor, and wealth or fame
Last Line: Turns good fellows into bores.
Subject(s): Fortune; Money; Upper Classes


PROSPERITY, by FRED VOSS    Poem Source            
First Line: The big company bought the little company
Last Line: Became clear to the workers
Subject(s): Corporate Life; Industrial Workers Of The World (i.w.w.); Industry; Labor And Laborers; Labor Unions; Money


PROVE TO ME, by UNKNOWN+12    Poem Source            
First Line: In a single blizzard more snowflakes fall
Last Line: A hand full of sand %running through my fingers?
Subject(s): Money


RECOGNITION, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: What am I to make of the pusher's
Last Line: He sells poison like slices of bad luck
Subject(s): Drugs And Drug Abuse; Money; Morality; Salespersons


RHYMES FOR THE TIMES: 4. 1865, by JANET HAMILTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Juist noo there are mony wha rin to an' fro
Last Line: To the body?—then what for the soul an' for heaven?
Alternate Author Name(s): Hamilton, Janet Thompson
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Money; Reform & Reformers; Work; Workers


RIDDLE (3), by JANE AUSTEN    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: You may lie on my first, by the side of a stream
Last Line: And affection diminish, think of her no more
Subject(s): Language; Money; Riddles


ROMANCERO: BOOK 2. LAMENTATIONS: LAZARUS. 5. RASCALITY, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rich people only can be won
Last Line: And earn a bellyful again.
Subject(s): Money; Praise


RULE OF MONEY, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: In earth is a little thing
Last Line: The poor are aye put behind, %where he comes in place
Subject(s): Freedom; Money


SERVICE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: A dime %in the slot
Last Line: And who knows at what price?
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Africa; Money; Plantation Life; Service; Smoking


SHINING MONEY OF LOVE, by B. J. BUHROW    Poem Source            
First Line: We wear small white handkerchiefs
Last Line: Seeing the shining money %of love inside, begins to sing
Subject(s): God; Love; Money; Public Worship; Religion


SICK-BED SOLILOQUY TO AN EMPTY PURSE, SELS., by JOSEPH+(1) MITCHELL    Poem Source            
First Line: While baleful fever, with progressive rage
Last Line: Mean'st thou t'enchance and aggravate my woe
Subject(s): Money


SLAVE, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: He is so enslaved by money
Last Line: In every weather
Subject(s): Money; Relationships


SLIPPING ON HIS COAT, HE SAID, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: When I was a slave, I made money
Last Line: The company of slaves.'
Subject(s): Ambition; Freedom; Money; Slavery


SONG FOR THE FIRST OF THE MONTH, by DOROTHY PARKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Money cannot fill our needs
Last Line: Laugh the landlord off with that!
Alternate Author Name(s): Rothschild, Dorothy
Subject(s): Money


SONG FOR THE SQUEEZE BOX, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Gambling; Money; Loss; Unemployment; Wine; Wagering; Betting


SONS AND FATHERS, by RABINDRA K. SWAIN    Poem Source            
First Line: Mahajanpur
Last Line: The shore they are forgetting
Subject(s): Fathers And Sons; Life; Money


SPANISH FOLK SONGS: 80, by UNKNOWN    Poem Source            
First Line: Black curse upon money
Last Line: Are not in my house
Subject(s): Ambition; Money


SPOON RIVER ANTHOLOGY: HENRY PHIPPS, by EDGAR LEE MASTERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I was the sunday school superintendent
Last Line: Moved me on with a push.
Subject(s): Cancer (disease); Money


STANZAS: WRITTEN AT NIGHT IN RADIO CITY, by ALLEN GINSBERG    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: If money made the mind more sane,
Subject(s): Money; Sex


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: 25. THE SOVEREIGN, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was never a union. It was at best
Last Line: This counterfeit coin called a sovereign
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Crime And Criminals; Duplicity; Money


SUBJECT, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source            
First Line: She has noticed that when the subject comes up
Last Line: For once, he's the customer.
Subject(s): Money


SUCCESS, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: Success is in thinking and not in mere wealth
Last Line: He measures in money his thought of success.
Subject(s): Money; Success; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


TERRIBLE PEOPLE, by OGDEN NASH    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't ...
Last Line: Have you ever tried to buy them without money?
Subject(s): Money


THE AMERICAN DREAM, by WANDA COLEMAN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Coleman-straus, Wanda
Subject(s): United States; Money; America


THE BANK ACCOUNT, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, happy day when I began to put my
Last Line: He desires, who puts his rupees in the bank.
Subject(s): Banks And Banking; Money


THE BANKER, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To blow in wealth I sometimes hanker, on
Last Line: Cautious village banker, who sizes up the snares and fakes.
Subject(s): Banks And Banking; Money; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


THE BEGGAR, by GRACE DENIO LITCHFIELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All day, all the day, in the dust, in the heat
Last Line: These cry out unheard, and must die on the street.
Subject(s): Begging & Beggars; Charity; Homeless; Money; Poverty; Philanthropy


THE CIRCUS, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: In my purse there was gold
Last Line: But grace went to the circus.
Subject(s): Circus; Money; Spendthrifts; Women


THE COMEBACK, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: He made a rep in the minors, and he thought
Last Line: "(and it's cost you a lot of money) that at last you are wanting me!"
Subject(s): Athletes; Baseball; Conceit; Money; Sports


THE DREAM RANGE, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When, young, I slept in a cold bed
Last Line: To hell! With life on the dream range!
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Marriage; Money; Sleep; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE FINAL MORBIDITY OF THE INTERIOR EMBEZZLER, by HENRY SPLAWN TAYLOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've made a little sluice-gate in the flow
Last Line: And writing down what I need to forget
Subject(s): Money; Wit & Humor


THE GOLDEN NICKEL, by JOSEPH FRANCIS CARLIN MACDONNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I had a nickel
Last Line: As those that are good.
Alternate Author Name(s): Carlin, Francis
Subject(s): Money; Wishes


THE HAPPY LIFE, by PIERRE DE RONSARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We'll purge, my friend, the humors that still devour
Last Line: This is my kingdom -- to live contented.
Subject(s): Life; Money; Muses; Soul


THE HOROSCOPE POEMS: JANUARY 1ST, by ANNE SEXTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My daddy played the market
Last Line: With poems that think they're money
Subject(s): Familylife; Stock Exchange; Money; Speculation


THE INHERITANCE, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Like well diggers
Last Line: Will drink the darkness
Subject(s): Inheritance And Succession; Money


THE LINCOLN CENT, by AMOS RUSSEL WELLS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Pleasant is the mellow tinkle
Last Line: Hats off to the lincoln cent!
Subject(s): Money


THE LOVER PLEADS, by JEAN INGELOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I had guineas many a one
Last Line: The last word said, and all over.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Money


THE MILLION DOLLAR RAIN, by HELEN PURCELL ROADS    Poem Text            
First Line: Dawn after dawn flung up the sky
Last Line: To watch the miracle.
Subject(s): Dawn; Money; Rain; Sunrise


THE MONEY GOES, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I spent a pfennig for a rose, a groschen for
Last Line: "it's blowing coin for useless traps that breaks an old fat poet."
Subject(s): Cost Of Living; Economics; Money


THE MONEY-KING; A POEM DELIVERED ... YALE UNIVERSITY, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As landsmen, sitting in luxurious ease
Last Line: And for his kindness bless the money-king!
Subject(s): Money


THE POEMS OF COLD MOUNTAIN: 182, by HAN SHAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No matter how lofty your spirit
Last Line: You'll be no warmer than ice
Alternate Author Name(s): Kanzan; Hanshan; Han-shan
Subject(s): Chinese Literature; Heat; Money


THE PURCHASE, by CHARLES WILLIAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Small and red and goggling with anxious eyes
Last Line: —slinking and licking my fingers and ready to cry.
Subject(s): Money; Poverty; Retail Trade; Stores; Shops; Shopkeepers


THE RECKONING, by THEODORE ROETHKE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All profits disappear; the gain
Subject(s): Money; Problems


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 SONG OF THE DUCATS, by HEINRICH HEINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my golden ducats dear
Last Line: Hold you safely in their claws.
Subject(s): Money; Singing & Singers; Songs


THE TRAVELLER, by RANDALL JARRELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As she rides to the station
Last Line: She gives no answer
Subject(s): Railroad Stations; Money; Terrorism


THE VILLAGE MUNITIONS CO., INC.; FORMERLY THE VILLAGE BLACKSMITH, by FRANKLIN PIERCE ADAMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Under spreading chestnut tree
Last Line: Has earned two thou. Per cent.
Alternate Author Name(s): F. P. A.
Subject(s): Business; Factories; Labor & Laborers; Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882); Money; Wealth; Businessmen; Businesswomen; Work; Workers; Riches; Fortunes


THE WEAVERS, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Many a time your father gave me aid
Last Line: -- and pay for them -- I'll pay you for your shirt!
Subject(s): Money; Poetry & Poets; Weavers And Weaving


THOSE WONDROUS DAYS, by WILLIAM A. PHELON    Poem Text            
First Line: They talk about the good old days, when every sportsman rolled
Last Line: Those were the days, the glorious days, and money flowed—like glue!
Subject(s): Money; Past; Wealth; Riches; Fortunes


TITHES, by HARRIET SAMPSON    Poem Text            
First Line: One tenth of what their acreage had grown
Last Line: Would buy a mansion in the heavenly state.
Subject(s): Money; Religion; Theology


TO GERON, by HILDEBRAND JACOB    Poem Text            
First Line: So prudent and so young a wife! / old geron, thou art blest for life
Last Line: That you may leave to her—or me.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; London; Money; Wealth; Rings; Bracelets; Necklaces; Riches; Fortunes


TO KO UNG, THE GODDESS, by ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My fortune has been great, I grant
Last Line: And keep an eye upon my bank account.
Alternate Author Name(s): Stevenson, Robert Lewis Balfour
Subject(s): Fortune; Goddesses & Gods; Money; Mythology


TO LADY B- W-, PRESENTING THE AUTHOR WITH A MOIETY OF A LOTTERY TICKET, by JOHN BYROM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This ticket is to be divided;' - well
Last Line: Nor blanks the grateful sentiments efface.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Lotteries; Money; Numbers


TO MASTER JOHN BURGES, by BEN JONSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Father john burges
Last Line: If the 'chequer be empty, so will be his head.
Subject(s): Money


TO MY AULD BREEKS, by ROBERT FERGUSSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now gae your wa's-tho' anes as gude
Last Line: For philip was, like him, a man.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ferguson, Robert
Subject(s): Money; Old Age


TO THE MONEY-GETTER, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: O man of morbid soul and small
Last Line: Think'st thou this narrow world is all?
Subject(s): Money;wealth; Riches;fortunes


TO THE MOST HONOURABLE THE EARL OF OXFORD, by JOHN GAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm no more to converse with the swains
Last Line: Pray, my lord, how much money will do?
Subject(s): Harley, Robert. 1st Earl Of Oxford; Money; Mortimer, Earl Of


TURNED OUT FOR RENT, by M. L. S. BURKE    Poem Text            
First Line: Out, out in the night, in the chill wintry air
Last Line: -- gaunt poverty fills all her measure of blame.
Subject(s): Homeless; Money; Poverty


TWO KINDS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lad who'd prosper well, and rise, to
Last Line: Neglects his stunt, should the old man disappear.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Money; Wages; Work; Workers; Salaries


VIRGIDEMIAE: BOOK 5: SATIRE: 4, by JOSEPH HALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Villius the wealthy farmer left his heir
Last Line: That fourtie pounds serue not the farmers heyre.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Inheritance & Succession; Money; Wealth; Agriculture; Farmers; Heirs; Riches; Fortunes


WALL STREET, by RICHARD EUGENE BURTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strait river, with its hoarse and feverous flood
Last Line: Christ above mammon, love before the world.
Subject(s): Money; Rivers; Wall Street, New York City


WALL STREET PRAYER, by ALFRED MORANG    Poem Text            
First Line: Make them well, brothers
Last Line: The gracious keeper of your sons.
Subject(s): Money


WAY MEN EMPTY THEIR POCKETS AT NIGHT, by KAREN HOLDEN    Poem Source            
Last Line: Wind up on a dresser with some change
Subject(s): Money


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


WEALTH, by MARION SCHMIDT    Poem Text            
First Line: I never had an orchid in all my life
Last Line: For I have had a son for sixteen years.
Subject(s): Money


WEE WEE HUSBAND, by CHRISTINA GEORGINA ROSSETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: Comfits, nor honey
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina
Subject(s): Marriage; Money


WHAT SHALL I BUY?, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I have a penny
Last Line: Now what shall I buy?
Subject(s): Money;toys


WHEN PAY DAY COMES, by RAY CLARKE ROSE    Poem Text            
First Line: When pay day comes what transports thrill
Last Line: When pay day comes!
Subject(s): Greed; Grief; Happiness; Money; Wages; Avarice; Cupidity; Sorrow; Sadness; Joy; Delight; Salaries


WHERE IS PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS?, by JACK BERNIER    Poem Source            
First Line: Isn't there something
Last Line: Income tax with a stock broker %who advises million dollar clients
Subject(s): Brokers; Money


WINTER KNOWS, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
Last Line: When a man's pockets %are empty
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Money; Nature; Poverty; Winter


WOMAN'S WILES, by HENRY SMITH CHAPMAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Two snowy arms around his neck
Last Line: He knew it was a check she yearned.
Subject(s): Flirtation; Money


WORDLY WISE (9), by MOTHER GOOSE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Penny and penny
Last Line: Shall never have many.
Subject(s): Money


WORKERS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's good to work, with might and main, until
Last Line: Friends.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Money; Wages; Work; Workers; Salaries


ZERO, by DOROTHEA TANNING    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now that legal tender has
Subject(s): Money; Economics