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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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Famous poems by Franklin P. Adams 107 total

Vain Words 181 ViewsRate it:
A Ballad of Baseball Burdens 141 ViewsRate it:
How Do You Tackle Your Work 128 ViewsRate it:
An Ode In Time of Inauguration 122 ViewsRate it:
Bon Voyage - And Vice Versa 122 ViewsRate it:
On First Looking into Bee Palmer's Shoulders 119 ViewsRate it:
Those Two Boys 118 ViewsRate it:
Recuerdo 116 ViewsRate it:
The Higher Education 115 ViewsRate it:
The Last Laugh 114 ViewsRate it:
Advising Chloë 112 ViewsRate it:
If the Advertising Man Had Been Gilbert 112 ViewsRate it:
Ballade of Ancient Acts 111 ViewsRate it:
The Doughboy's Horace 111 ViewsRate it:
To a Vers Librist 111 ViewsRate it:
On the Importance of Being Earnest 110 ViewsRate it:
The Jazzy Bard 110 ViewsRate it:
The Shepherd's Resolution 110 ViewsRate it:
Despite 108 ViewsRate it:
Unshackled Thoughts on Chivalry, Romance, Adventure, Etc. 108 ViewsRate it:
A New York Child's Garden of Verses 107 ViewsRate it:
Bedbooks 107 ViewsRate it:
So Shines a Good Deed in a Naughty World 107 ViewsRate it:
Lines Written on the Sunny Side of Frankfort Street 106 ViewsRate it:
No Good Deed Goes Unpunished 105 ViewsRate it:
If the Advertising Man Had Been Praed, or Locker 104 ViewsRate it:
Lines on and from 103 ViewsRate it:
A Plea 102 ViewsRate it:
A Summer Summary 102 ViewsRate it:
Help 101 ViewsRate it:
An Election Night Pantoum 100 ViewsRate it:
A Lament 99 ViewsRate it:
Regarding (1) the U.S. and (2) New York 98 ViewsRate it:
The Comfort of Obscurity 98 ViewsRate it:
The Return of the Soldier 97 ViewsRate it:
Us Potes 97 ViewsRate it:
On Profiteering 96 ViewsRate it:
Variation on a Theme 96 ViewsRate it:
It Was a Famous Victory 93 ViewsRate it:
The Ballade Of The Average Reader 93 ViewsRate it:
To an Aged Cut-Up, II 93 ViewsRate it:
To an Aged Cut-Up 92 ViewsRate it:
To a Prospective Cook 91 ViewsRate it:
To Myrtilla 91 ViewsRate it:
A Poor Excuse, but our own 90 ViewsRate it:
I Remember, I Remember 90 ViewsRate it:
If Amy Lowell Had Been James Whitcomb Riley 90 ViewsRate it:
Rus. Vs. Urbs 89 ViewsRate it:
When You Meet a Man from Your Own Home Town 89 ViewsRate it:
Abelard and Heloïse 87 ViewsRate it:
Ballade Of The Hardy Annual 87 ViewsRate it:
A Soft Susurrus 78 ViewsRate it:
To W. Hohenzollern, on Resuming The Conning Tower 78 ViewsRate it:
On a Wine of Horace's 76 ViewsRate it:
To a Light Houskeeper 73 ViewsRate it:
Fifty-Fifty 70 ViewsRate it:
The Ballad of the Thoughtless Waiter 70 ViewsRate it:
The Stalling of Q.H.F. 70 ViewsRate it:
An Ultimatum To Myrtilla 66 ViewsRate it:
Georgie Porgie 66 ViewsRate it:
The Dictaphone Bard 66 ViewsRate it:
And Yet It Is A Gentle Art 65 ViewsRate it:
Baseball's Sad Lexicon 65 ViewsRate it:
On Tradition 63 ViewsRate it:
On the Uses of Adversity 62 ViewsRate it:
Maud Muller Mutatur 60 ViewsRate it:
Thoughts on the Cosmos 58 ViewsRate it:
Old Environment 56 ViewsRate it:
To W. Hohenzollern, on Discontinuing The Conning Tower 56 ViewsRate it:
A Quatrain 55 ViewsRate it:
A Gotham Garden of Verses 54 ViewsRate it:
Rich Man 53 ViewsRate it:
After Hearing Robin Hood 52 ViewsRate it:
Oh Man! 52 ViewsRate it:
Such Stuff As Dreams 52 ViewsRate it:
A Word For It 51 ViewsRate it:
The Ballad of the Murdered Merchant 50 ViewsRate it:
It Happens in the B.R. Families 49 ViewsRate it:
To Alice-Sit-By-The-Hour 47 ViewsRate it:
Again Endorsing the Lady, II 45 ViewsRate it:
Fragment 45 ViewsRate it:
On the Flight of Time 45 ViewsRate it:
The Ballad of Justifiable Homicide 45 ViewsRate it:
Again Endorsing the Lady 43 ViewsRate it:
The Carlysles 43 ViewsRate it:
Propertius's Bid For Immortality 42 ViewsRate it:
Song of Synthetic Virility 40 ViewsRate it:
Broadmindedness 39 ViewsRate it:
Office Mottoes 39 ViewsRate it:
What Flavour? 37 ViewsRate it:
Ballade of the Traffickers 36 ViewsRate it:
A Perfect Woman Nobly Planned 35 ViewsRate it:
Ballade Of The Breakfast Table 33 ViewsRate it:
Advice 32 ViewsRate it:
His Monument 32 ViewsRate it:
Lines on Reading Frank J. Wilstach's 32 ViewsRate it:
Present Imperative 32 ViewsRate it:
A Psalm of Labouring Life 31 ViewsRate it:
A Wish 31 ViewsRate it:
Results Ridiculous 31 ViewsRate it:
'Carpe Diem,' Or Cop The Day 30 ViewsRate it:
I'm Out of the Army Now 30 ViewsRate it:
War and Peace 30 ViewsRate it:
Thoughts in a Far Country 29 ViewsRate it:
From: Horace To: Phyllis Subject: Invitation 25 ViewsRate it:
Glycera Rediviva 25 ViewsRate it:
How 23 ViewsRate it:

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