poet Dana Gioia

Dana Gioia

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Money

Money is a kind of poetry.
- 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.

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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  • Michael WalkerMichael Walker (8/28/2019 7:36:00 PM)

    '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 AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/11/2019 4:54:00 AM)

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

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  • Richard SmartRichard Smart (3/9/2019 12:54:00 PM)

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  • Richard SmartRichard Smart (3/9/2019 12:52:00 PM)

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    EMAIL= jattospiritualtemple@gmail.com
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    CALL= +2348156994343

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  • Chaminda PushpadewaChaminda Pushpadewa (7/21/2018 8:42:00 AM)

    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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  • Viby cool (1/23/2018 2:45:00 PM)

    Lovely splendid and beautiful

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  • Smoky HossSmoky Hoss (12/3/2017 1:38:00 PM)

    There should be one more stanza here that states how the incredible number of commercials constantly running on this site must provide poemhunter with quite a bit of money also. Poems keep the soul flowing, and cash keeps the world going.

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (3/30/2017 11:30:00 PM)

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

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  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (3/30/2017 7:20:00 PM)

    Money makes the world go round what would we do without it? Good poem..thank you..

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (3/30/2017 6:29:00 PM)

    An insightful portrayal of the power and essence of money, well articulated and nicely brought forth with conviction. Thanks for sharing Dana.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (3/30/2017 3:43:00 AM)

    This is my second visit on this poem. Once again I have been delighted to read this wonderful poem.
    holds heads above water / makes both ends meet.
    Money breeds money.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/30/2017 3:03:00 AM)

    Please read diction instead of fiction. Inadvertently it has written.

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/30/2017 2:58:00 AM)

    Money. You don't know where it's been,
    but you put it where your mouth is.
    And it talks.... nice philosophical write. It is a beautiful poem on money having edifying fiction. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Paul BrookesPaul Brookes (3/30/2017 2:55:00 AM)

    As usual; people who have money tell the rest of us its not necessary but in the end money does go to the mouth usually to feed those who are the poorest, we don't have enough to invest and make more Not a good poem just a bunch of high flown platitudes but sometimes money can make a poor writer famous What make us rich is the love of others.4/10

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  • Tom Allport (3/30/2017 2:44:00 AM)

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

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/30/2017 12:56:00 AM)

    A nest! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (3/30/2017 12:35:00 AM)

    Reminds me of the song MONEY MONEY MONEY popularized by ABBA.. Thanks for posting...

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  • Lantz PierreLantz Pierre (3/30/2017 12:26:00 AM)

    A collection of cliches about money. Not even that extensive of a collection. And certainly a perversion of what Wallace Stevens was trying to convey. At least the last stanza is clever. Otherwise, I prefer what Pink Floyd had to say on the subject.

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (7/13/2016 12:35:00 PM)

    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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