POVERTY POEMS

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Of all things it is poverty that most subdues a noble man,
More even than hoary old age, Kyrnos, or fever;
Indeed, to avoid it one should even throw oneself into the sea's
Deep gulfs, Kyrnos, or off sheer cliffs.
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Theognis

On The Uses Of Adversity
"Nam nihil est, quod non mortalibus afferat usum."

--PETRONIUS

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Franklin Pierce Adams

Your Riches—taught me—Poverty
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Your Riches-taught me-Poverty.
Myself-a Millionaire
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Emily Dickinson

Vignettes 03: The Artisan
This twilight gloom. This lone retreat-
This silence to my soul is sweet!
Awhile escap'd from toil and strife,
And all the lesser ills of life,
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Matilda Betham

Your Richesâ??taught Meâ??poverty
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Your Richesâ??taught meâ??Poverty.
Myselfâ??a Millionaire
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Emily Dickinson

Holy Thursday (Experience)
Is this a holy thing to see.
In a rich and fruitful land.
Babes reduced to misery.
Fed with cold and usurous hand?
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William Blake

The Disgrace Of Poverty
The lady what comes up to our house t' wash
Is awfully poor, an' she's got
Three babies t' care for, an' that's why she works,
An' that's why she worries a lot.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Sonnet 103: Alack, What Poverty My Muse Brings Forth
Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth,
That having such a scope to show her pride,
The argument all bare is of more worth
Than when it hath my added praise beside.
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William Shakespeare

The Offer
'Tell me, would you rather be
Changed by a fairy to the fine
Young orphan heiress Geraldine,
Or still be Emily?
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Charles Lamb

O Poverty! Though From Thy Haggard Eye
O, Poverty! though from thy haggard eye,
Thy cheerless mien, of every charm bereft,
Thy brow that Hope's last traces long have left,
Vain Fortune's feeble sons with terror fly;
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William Lisle Bowles

IX. O Poverty! though from thy haggard eye...
O POVERTY! though from thy haggard eye,
Thy cheerless mein, of every charm bereft,
Thy brow, that hope's last traces long have left,
Vain Fortune's feeble sons with terror fly;
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William Lisle Bowles

Sonnet: O Poverty! Though From Thy Haggard Eye
O, Poverty! though from thy haggard eye,
Thy cheerless mien, of every charm bereft,
Thy brow that Hope's last traces long have left,
Vain Fortune's feeble sons with terror fly;
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William Lisle Bowles

A Christmas Gift
Alack-A-Day for poverty!
What jewels my mind doth give to thee!

Carved agate stone porphyrogene,
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Don Marquis

Poverty And Riches
Who with a little cannot be content,
Endures an everlasting punishment.


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Robert Herrick

Sonnet On The Author's Birthday
SING on, sweet thrush, upon the leafless bough,
Sing on, sweet bird, I listen to thy strain,
See aged Winter, 'mid his surly reign,
At thy blythe carol, clears his furrowed brow.
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Robert Burns

To Dives
Who am I to condemn you, O Dives,
I who am as much embittered
With poverty
As you are with useless riches ?
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Ezra Pound

Her Letter
I'm sitting alone by the fire,
Dressed just as I came from the dance,
In a robe even YOU would admire,-
It cost a cool thousand in France;
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Bret Harte

Take all away from me, but leave me Ecstasy
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Take all away from me, but leave me Ecstasy,
And I am richer then than all my Fellow Men-
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Emily Dickinson

Here the Whole World
Here the whole world (stars, water, air,
And field, and forest, as they were
Reflected in a single mind)
Like cast off clothes was left behind
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Clive Staples Lewis

Who Court obtain within Himself
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Who Court obtain within Himself
Sees every Man a King-
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Emily Dickinson

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