Poetry and Money

For dVerse, March 11, 2017 — a List Poem.  Come join the fun!

Poetry and Money

From English poet Robert Graves –
“. . . there’s no money in poetry,
but there’s no poetry in money
either . . .”

which explains
the Kardashians
Dow Jones averages
pyramid schemes
Machiavelli
mercenaries
loveless marriages
in gated communities

also
street musicians
old dogs
boy soldiers
violets
workrough hands
not taking her fair share
in the divorce

-Sarah Russell

 

36 thoughts on “Poetry and Money

  1. It is a funny comparison you elaborate on, nicely done, so. What you do, is to make the statement poetry needs to be positive. And that is necessary, and a fine thing to do. You state the need for poetry, in that sense. So I love it. The form of the poem is clear, though it has no form, and I love that too.

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