Franklin Pierce Adams

[F.P.A.] (15 November 1881 – 23 March 1960 / Chicago, Illinois)

Franklin Pierce Adams Poems

41. The Return Of The Soldier 1/3/2003
42. To Alice-Sit-By-The-Hour 1/3/2003
43. A Gotham Garden Of Verses 1/3/2003
44. Lines On Reading Frank J. Wilstach's 1/3/2003
45. To W. Hohenzollern, On Resuming The Conning Tower 1/3/2003
46. I'M Out Of The Army Now 1/3/2003
47. On Profiteering 1/3/2003
48. Fragment 1/3/2003
49. 'Carpe Diem,' Or Cop The Day 3/30/2012
50. A Plea 3/30/2012
51. An Election Night Pantoum 3/30/2012
52. A Summer Summary 3/30/2012
53. A Quatrain 3/30/2012
54. The Ballade Of The Average Reader 3/30/2012
55. And Yet It Is A Gentle Art 3/30/2012
56. Bedbooks 3/30/2012
57. To A Light Houskeeper 3/30/2012
58. Office Mottoes 3/30/2012
59. How 3/30/2012
60. Ballade Of The Hardy Annual 3/30/2012
61. Ballade Of The Breakfast Table 3/30/2012
62. Advice 3/30/2012
63. An Ultimatum To Myrtilla 3/30/2012
64. Help 3/30/2012
65. A New York Child's Garden Of Verses 3/30/2012
66. A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned 3/30/2012
67. Georgie Porgie 1/3/2003
68. Thoughts In A Far Country 1/3/2003
69. Glycera Rediviva 1/3/2003
70. Despite 1/3/2003
71. If The Advertising Man Had Been Praed, Or Locker 1/3/2003
72. On Tradition 1/3/2003
73. Results Ridiculous 1/3/2003
74. Propertius's Bid For Immortality 1/3/2003
75. An Ode In Time Of Inauguration 1/3/2003
76. The Doughboy's Horace 1/3/2003
77. The Last Laugh 1/3/2003
78. Regarding (1) The U.S. And (2) New York 1/3/2003
79. War And Peace 1/3/2003
80. A Wish 3/30/2012
Best Poem of Franklin Pierce Adams

The Higher Education

(Harvard's prestige in football is a leading factor. The best players in the leading preparatory schools prefer to study at Cambridge, where they can earn fame on the gridiron. They do not care to be identified with Yale and Princeton.--JOE VILA in the Evening Sun.)

"Father," began the growing youth,
"Your pleading finds me deaf;
Although I know you speak the truth
About the course at Shef.
But think you that I have no pride,
To follow such a trail?
I cannot be identified
With Princeton or with Yale."

"Father," began another lad,
Emerging from his ...

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Advising Chloë

Horace: Book I, Ode 23

"Vitas hinnuleo me similis, Chloë--"

Why shun me, my Chloë? Nor pistol nor bowie
Is mine with intention to kill.
And yet like a llama you run to your mamma;
You tremble as though you were ill.

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