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Franklin Pierce Adams was an American columnist known as Franklin P. Adams and by his initials F. P. A.. Famed for his wit, he is best known for his newspaper column, "The Conning Tower", and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio's Information Please. A prolific writer of light verse, he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table of the 1920s and 1930s.

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List of poems by Franklin P. Adams 107 total

A Ballad of Baseball Burdens 309 Views
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Those Two Boys
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 197 Views
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Vain Words 194 Views
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How Do You Tackle Your Work
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An Ode In Time of Inauguration
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Bon Voyage - And Vice Versa
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On First Looking into Bee Palmer's Shoulders
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On the Importance of Being Earnest 121 Views
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The Higher Education
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The Last Laugh
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Recuerdo
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So Shines a Good Deed in a Naughty World 118 Views
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Advising Chloë 117 Views
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Ballade of Ancient Acts
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If the Advertising Man Had Been Gilbert 115 Views
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The Jazzy Bard 114 Views
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The Shepherd's Resolution 114 Views
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To a Vers Librist
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Despite
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The Doughboy's Horace
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A New York Child's Garden of Verses
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Unshackled Thoughts on Chivalry, Romance, Adventure, Etc. 112 Views
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Bedbooks 111 Views
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Lines Written on the Sunny Side of Frankfort Street 110 Views
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Us Potes
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A Plea 107 Views
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A Summer Summary
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An Election Night Pantoum 106 Views
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Baseball's Sad Lexicon 106 Views
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If the Advertising Man Had Been Praed, or Locker
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Lines on and from
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Help
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Regarding (1) the U.S. and (2) New York
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The Comfort of Obscurity 104 Views
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It Was a Famous Victory
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The Return of the Soldier 103 Views
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Variation on a Theme
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A Lament
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On Profiteering 99 Views
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I Remember, I Remember
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If Amy Lowell Had Been James Whitcomb Riley
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On Tradition
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To an Aged Cut-Up, II
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Rich Man 94 Views
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The Ballade Of The Average Reader 94 Views
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To an Aged Cut-Up
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A Poor Excuse, but our own
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Rus. Vs. Urbs 93 Views
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To a Prospective Cook 93 Views
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To Myrtilla
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Abelard and Heloïse
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When You Meet a Man from Your Own Home Town
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Ballade Of The Hardy Annual
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The Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter
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To W. Hohenzollern, on Resuming The Conning Tower
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A Soft Susurrus 81 Views
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On a Wine of Horace's 78 Views
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Fifty-Fifty 75 Views
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Georgie Porgie 75 Views
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To a Light Houskeeper 75 Views
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On the Uses of Adversity 74 Views
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The Stalling of Q.H.F.
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And Yet It Is A Gentle Art
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The Dictaphone Bard
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A Quatrain 71 Views
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An Ultimatum To Myrtilla 69 Views
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Old Environment
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Thoughts on the Cosmos
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War and Peace
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Maud Muller Mutatur
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To W. Hohenzollern, on Discontinuing The Conning Tower
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After Hearing Robin Hood
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A Gotham Garden of Verses
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A Word For It
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Such Stuff As Dreams
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Oh Man!
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The Ballad of the Murdered Merchant
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It Happens in the B.R. Families
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A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned
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To Alice-Sit-By-The-Hour 49 Views
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On the Flight of Time
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'Carpe Diem,' Or Cop The Day
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Fragment 47 Views
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The Ballad of Justifiable Homicide 47 Views
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Again Endorsing the Lady
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Again Endorsing the Lady, II
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Broadmindedness 45 Views
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Propertius's Bid For Immortality
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The Carlysles
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Office Mottoes
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Song of Synthetic Virility
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What Flavour?
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Ballade of the Traffickers 39 Views
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Ballade Of The Breakfast Table 38 Views
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Lines on Reading Frank J. Wilstach's
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A Psalm of Labouring Life
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Advice
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His Monument
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A Wish
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I'm Out of the Army Now
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Present Imperative 35 Views
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Results Ridiculous
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Thoughts in a Far Country
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Glycera Rediviva
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From: Horace To: Phyllis Subject: Invitation
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How
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