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Famous Banking Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Banking poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous banking poems. These examples illustrate what a famous banking poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Masters, Edgar Lee
...I never saw any difference
Between playing cards for money
And selling real estate,
Practicing law, banking, or anything else.
For everything is chance.
Seest thou a man diligent in business?
He shall stand before Kings!...Read more of this...

by Browning, Robert
...o means! Brief, they made a monk of me; 
I did renounce the world, its pride and greed, 
Palace, farm, villa, shop, and banking-house, 
Trash, such as these poor devils of Medici 
Have given their hearts to--all at eight years old. 
Well, sir, I found in time, you may be sure, 
'T#was not for nothing--the good bellyful, 
The warm serge and the rope that goes all round, 
And day-long blessed idleness beside! 
"Let's see what the urchin's fit for"--that came next. 
Not ...Read more of this...

by Masters, Edgar Lee superintendent,
The dummy president of the wagon works
And the canning factory,
Acting for Thomas Rhodes and the banking clique;
My son the cashier of the bank,
Wedded to Rhodes' daughter,
My week day spent in making money,
My Sundays at church and in prayer.
In everything a cog in the wheel of things-as-they-are:
Of money, master and man, made white
With the paint of the Christian creed.
And then:
The bank collapsed. I stood and looked at the wrecked machi...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...ow the thing has come a cropper, 
That they ought to pay a little of it back. 

I have read about "reserve funds", "banking freeholds", and the like, 
Till I thought the bank had thousands of assets, 
And it strikes me very funny that they take a fellow's money 
When they haven't got enough to pay their debts. 

And they say they've lent my money, and they can't get paid it back. 
I know their rates per cent were tens and twelves; 
And if they've made a blunder af...Read more of this...

by Frost, Robert winter—had a room
Down at the Averys’? Well, one sunny morning
After a downy storm, he passed our place
And found me banking up the house with snow.
And I was burrowing in deep for warmth,
Piling it well above the window-sills.
The snow against the window caught his eye.
‘Hey, that’s a pretty thought’—those were his words.
‘So you can think it’s six feet deep outside,
While you sit warm and read up balanced rations.
You can’t get too much winter in the ...Read more of this...

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...e Savings said, 
"A socialistic crank, 
Although he chance just now to hold 
A legislative rank, 
Can teach experienced Banking men 
The way to run a Bank." 

The Premier and the Socialist 
They passed an Act or so 
To take the little Savings out 
And let them have a blow. 
"We'll teach the Banks," the Premier said, 
"The way to run the show. 

"There's Tom Waddell -- in Bank finance 
Can show them what is what. 
I used to prove not long ago 
His Estimates wer...Read more of this...

by Bierce, Ambrose
They'd make--I wish they'd go and make--
Of Heaven a Hell.

A advocates free silver, B
Free trade and C free banking laws.
Free board, clothes, lodging would from me
Win wamr applause.

Lo, D lifts up his voice: 'You see
The single tax on land would fall
On all alike.' More evenly
No tax at all.

'With paper money,' bellows E,
'We'll all be rich as lords.' No doubt--
And richest of the lot will be
The chap without.

As many 'cures' as addle-...Read more of this...

by Plath, Sylvia walnut,
Her body a bulb in the cold and too dumb to think.

Will the hive survive, will the gladiolas
Succeed in banking their fires
To enter another year?
What will they taste of, the Christmas roses?
The bees are flying. They taste the spring....Read more of this...

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