Franklin Pierce Adams

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

Franklin Pierce Adams Poems

81. Fragment 1/3/2003
82. Again Endorsing The Lady, Ii 1/3/2003
83. If The Advertising Man Had Been Praed, Or Locker 1/3/2003
84. Ballade Of Ancient Acts 1/3/2003
85. Georgie Porgie 1/3/2003
86. Despite 1/3/2003
87. War And Peace 1/3/2003
88. Advising Chloë 1/3/2003
89. On The Importance Of Being Earnest 1/3/2003
90. So Shines A Good Deed In A Naughty World 1/3/2003
91. I Remember, I Remember 1/3/2003
92. Abelard And Heloïse 1/3/2003
93. On The Flight Of Time 1/3/2003
94. Again Endorsing The Lady 1/3/2003
95. Glycera Rediviva 1/3/2003
96. Ballade Of The Traffickers 1/3/2003
97. A Gotham Garden Of Verses 1/3/2003
98. An Ode In Time Of Inauguration 1/3/2003
99. How Do You Tackle Your Work 1/3/2003
100. Bon Voyage - And Vice Versa 1/3/2003
101. A Lament 1/3/2003
102. Fifty-Fifty 1/3/2003
103. Broadmindedness 1/3/2003
104. A Psalm Of Labouring Life 1/3/2003
105. The Higher Education 1/3/2003
106. A Ballad Of Baseball Burdens 1/3/2003
107. Baseball's Sad Lexicon 1/3/2003

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Baseball's Sad Lexicon

These are the saddest of possible words:
Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Trio of Bear-cubs, fleeter than birds,
Tinker to Evers to Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double --
Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble:
Tinker to Evers to Chance.

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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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