Franklin P. Adams

(15 November 1881 – 23 March 1960 / Chicago, Illinois)

Poems of Franklin P. Adams

1. A Ballad of Baseball Burdens 1/3/2003
2. A Gotham Garden of Verses 1/3/2003
3. A Lament 1/3/2003
4. A New York Child's Garden of Verses 3/30/2012
5. A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned 3/30/2012
6. A Plea 3/30/2012
7. A Poor Excuse, but our own 3/30/2012
8. A Psalm of Labouring Life 1/3/2003
9. A Quatrain 3/30/2012
10. A Soft Susurrus 3/30/2012
11. A Summer Summary 3/30/2012
12. A Wish 3/30/2012
13. A Word For It 3/30/2012
14. Abelard and Heloïse 1/3/2003
15. Advice 3/30/2012
16. Advising Chloë 1/3/2003
17. After Hearing Robin Hood 1/3/2003
18. Again Endorsing the Lady 1/3/2003
19. Again Endorsing the Lady, II 1/3/2003
20. An Election Night Pantoum 3/30/2012

On a Wine of Horace's

What time I read your mighty line,
O Mr. Q. Horatius Flaccus,
In praise of many an ancient wine--
You twanged a wickid lyric to Bacchus!--
I wondered, like a Yankee hick,
If that old stuff contained a kick.

So when upon a Paris card
I glimpsed a Falernian, I said: "Waiter,

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