Top 100 Poems About: POVERTY

In this page, poems on / about “poverty” are listed.
  • 1.
    To A Poor Old Woman

    munching a plum on
    the street a paper bag
    of them in her hand read more »

    William Carlos Williams
  • 2.
    Notes On Poverty

    Was I so poor
    in those damned days
    that I went in the dark
    in torn shoes read more »

    Hayden Carruth
  • 3.
    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? read more »

    William Blake
  • 4.
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    Langston Hughes
  • 5.
    My Brothers

    While I make rhymes my brother John
    Makes shiny shoes which dames try on,
    And finding to their fit and stance
    They buy and wear with elegance; read more »

    Robert William Service
  • 6.
    The Warrior

    He wrought in poverty, the dull grey days,
    But with the night his little lamp-lit room
    Was bright with battle flame, or through a haze
    Of smoke that stung his eyes he heard the boom read more »

    John McCrae
  • 7.
    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. read more »

    William Shakespeare
  • 8.

    I saw an old cottage of clay,
    And only of mud was the floor;
    It was all falling into decay,
    And the snow drifted in at the door. read more »

    Jane Taylor
  • 9.
    Canto Xlv

    With Usura

    With usura hath no man a house of good stone
    each block cut smooth and well fitting read more »

    Ezra Pound
  • 10.
    On No Work Of Words

    On no work of words now for three lean months in the
    Belly of the rich year and the big purse of my body
    I bitterly take to task my poverty and craft: read more »

    Dylan Thomas
  • 11.
    Song, The Winds Of Downhill

    ‘out of poverty
    to begin

    again' impoverished read more »

    George Oppen
  • 12.
    Poverty And Wealth

    The stork flew over a town one day,
    And back of each wing an infant lay;
    One to a rich man’s home he brought,
    And one he left at a labourer’s cot. read more »

    Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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