Money Poem by Dana Gioia


Rating: 3.0

<i>Money is a kind of poetry.</i>
- Wallace Stevens

Money, the long green,
cash, stash, rhino, jack
or just plain dough.

Chock it up, fork it over,
shell it out. Watch it
burn holes through pockets.

To be made of it! To have it
to burn! Greenbacks, double eagles,
megabucks and Ginnie Maes.

It greases the palm, feathers a nest,
holds heads above water,
makes both ends meet.

Money breeds money.
Gathering interest, compounding daily.
Always in circulation.

Money. You don't know where it's been,
but you put it where your mouth is.
And it talks.

Shambhu Nath 08 March 2007

Respected sir, , you know who for me i am a shambhu nath i have written many hindi and bhojpuri poem this site i have written my bibliography i am a poor persong in india i can't publish and recording my poem and song pls help me, , i want to mony what i do because i collected mony, , pls tell i am very poor person this time is my financial problembs, , pls help and suggestion

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* Sunprincess * 05 June 2014

.........this must be true....the root of all evil.....the love of money!

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Rajnish Manga 13 July 2016

Thanks for sharing an amazing poetic treatise on the subject of money which has its own merits and demerits for us.

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Tom Allport 30 March 2017

a brilliant poem of what makes the world pound and to start wars? ..........a penny for your thoughts? .........superbly written.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 30 March 2017

A thoughtfully conceived meaningful poem unfolding the various traits of the money power.

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Merrielle Palisba 13 March 2022

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Michael Walker 28 August 2019

'Money talks' is a common expression, but always true. It is all too easy to spend money unwisely, 'burn holes through pockets'. Sure money earns interest and so it should, in people's savings accounts. The government can always print new money, which I heard Boris Johnson say the other night.

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Adeeb Alfateh 11 June 2019

Money breeds money. Gathering interest, compounding daily. Always in circulation.../// great write; great +++++++++++++++++++++++

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Chaminda Pushpadewa 21 July 2018

Money breeds money. Gathering interest, compounding daily. Always in circulation believed money is a great poem which is womb it need blood for grew therefor it is nice poem you read my poem swimming for Alert

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Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia

Hawthorne, California
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