Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Epigram For Wall Street - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

I'll tell you a plan for gaining wealth,
Better than banking, trade or leases —
Take a bank note and fold it up,
And then you will find your money in creases!
This wonderful plan, without danger or loss,
Keeps your cash in your hands, where nothing can trouble it;
And every time that you fold it across,
'Tis as plain as the light of the day that you double it!


Comments about Epigram For Wall Street by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (11/30/2017 1:05:00 AM)

    Very nice poem. Like it (Report)Reply

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  • Alina Kaikeyi (9/26/2017 11:29:00 AM)

    Keeps your cash in your hands, where nothing can trouble it;
    And every time that you fold it across,
    nicely penned.10
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  • (8/22/2017 11:15:00 AM)

    haha! it's a nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • Susan Williams (6/29/2017 4:15:00 PM)

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Well, tis good to learn something new everyday. I had no idea Poe could be so funny in an incisive way (Report)Reply

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  • (3/27/2017 6:04:00 AM)

    I agree with Sandra. I didn't know the lighter side of Poe. For him:

    In cold of night
    In basement home
    Sits his darker side
    Waiting for the light
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  • God's Love Adepoju (3/5/2017 8:03:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2014 7:46:00 PM)

    A side of Poe,
    I did not know!

    GREAT!
    (Report)Reply

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  • (7/15/2014 2:52:00 PM)

    ..............an epigram for wall street is a great title, for this simple and easy to understand way of doubling your money....... (Report)Reply

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  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/26/2014 1:15:00 PM)

    a different side of color on this poem.It is light but wonderful words (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010



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