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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

Vain Words 190 ViewsRate it
A Ballad of Baseball Burdens 149 ViewsRate it
Those Two Boys
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How Do You Tackle Your Work
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Bon Voyage - And Vice Versa
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An Ode In Time of Inauguration
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On First Looking into Bee Palmer's Shoulders
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Recuerdo
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The Higher Education
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Advising Chloë 115 ViewsRate it
So Shines a Good Deed in a Naughty World 115 ViewsRate it
The Last Laugh
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If the Advertising Man Had Been Gilbert 114 ViewsRate it
Ballade of Ancient Acts
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The Shepherd's Resolution 113 ViewsRate it
To a Vers Librist
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On the Importance of Being Earnest 112 ViewsRate it
The Doughboy's Horace
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The Jazzy Bard 112 ViewsRate it
Despite
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Lines Written on the Sunny Side of Frankfort Street 110 ViewsRate it
Unshackled Thoughts on Chivalry, Romance, Adventure, Etc. 110 ViewsRate it
A New York Child's Garden of Verses
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Bedbooks 109 ViewsRate it
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 109 ViewsRate it
A Plea 106 ViewsRate it
A Summer Summary
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An Election Night Pantoum 106 ViewsRate it
If the Advertising Man Had Been Praed, or Locker
 106 ViewsRate it
Lines on and from
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Help
 103 ViewsRate it
Regarding (1) the U.S. and (2) New York
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A Lament
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The Comfort of Obscurity 100 ViewsRate it
Us Potes
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Variation on a Theme
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The Return of the Soldier 98 ViewsRate it
On Profiteering 97 ViewsRate it
To an Aged Cut-Up, II
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It Was a Famous Victory
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If Amy Lowell Had Been James Whitcomb Riley
 94 ViewsRate it
The Ballade Of The Average Reader 94 ViewsRate it
To an Aged Cut-Up
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A Poor Excuse, but our own
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To a Prospective Cook 93 ViewsRate it
To Myrtilla
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I Remember, I Remember
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Rus. Vs. Urbs 91 ViewsRate it
When You Meet a Man from Your Own Home Town
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Ballade Of The Hardy Annual
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Abelard and Heloïse
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To W. Hohenzollern, on Resuming The Conning Tower
 81 ViewsRate it
A Soft Susurrus 80 ViewsRate it
On a Wine of Horace's 78 ViewsRate it
To a Light Houskeeper 75 ViewsRate it
Fifty-Fifty 73 ViewsRate it
The Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter
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The Stalling of Q.H.F.
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An Ultimatum To Myrtilla 69 ViewsRate it
The Dictaphone Bard
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Baseball's Sad Lexicon 68 ViewsRate it
Georgie Porgie 68 ViewsRate it
And Yet It Is A Gentle Art
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On Tradition
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On the Uses of Adversity 65 ViewsRate it
Maud Muller Mutatur
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Thoughts on the Cosmos
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To W. Hohenzollern, on Discontinuing The Conning Tower
 59 ViewsRate it
Old Environment
 57 ViewsRate it
A Quatrain 56 ViewsRate it
A Gotham Garden of Verses
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After Hearing Robin Hood
 54 ViewsRate it
Rich Man 54 ViewsRate it
Such Stuff As Dreams
 54 ViewsRate it
A Word For It
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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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To Alice-Sit-By-The-Hour 49 ViewsRate it
Fragment 47 ViewsRate it
On the Flight of Time
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A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned
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Again Endorsing the Lady
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Again Endorsing the Lady, II
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The Ballad of Justifiable Homicide 46 ViewsRate it
Propertius's Bid For Immortality
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The Carlysles
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Office Mottoes
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Broadmindedness 41 ViewsRate it
Song of Synthetic Virility
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What Flavour?
 40 ViewsRate it
Ballade of the Traffickers 39 ViewsRate it
A Psalm of Labouring Life
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Advice
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Ballade Of The Breakfast Table 35 ViewsRate it
His Monument
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Present Imperative 35 ViewsRate it
A Wish
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Results Ridiculous
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'Carpe Diem,' Or Cop The Day
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Lines on Reading Frank J. Wilstach's
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I'm Out of the Army Now
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War and Peace
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Thoughts in a Far Country
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From: Horace To: Phyllis Subject: Invitation
 28 ViewsRate it
Glycera Rediviva
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How
 26 ViewsRate it

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