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  • 25.
    The Eviction

    In early morning twilight, raw and chill,
    Damp vapours brooding on the barren hill,
    Through miles of mire in steady grave array
    Threescore well-arm'd police pursue their way;
    Each tall and bearded man a rifle swings,
    And under each greatcoat a bayonet clings:
    The Sheriff on his sturdy cob astride
    Talks with the chief, who marches by their side,
    And, creeping on behind them, Paudeen Dhu
    Pretends his needful duty much to rue.
    Six big-boned labourers, clad in common freize,
    Walk in the midst, the Sheriff's staunch allies;
    Six crowbar men, from distant county brought, -
    Orange, and glorying in their work, 'tis thought,
    But wrongly,- churls of Catholics are they,
    And merely hired at half a crown a day.

    The hamlet clustering on its hill is seen,
    A score of petty homesteads, dark and mean;
    Poor always, not despairing until now;
    Long used, as well as poverty knows how,
    With life's oppressive trifles to contend.
    This day will bring its history to an end.
    Moveless and grim against the cottage walls
    Lean a few silent men: but someone calls
    Far off; and then a child 'without a stitch'
    Runs out of doors, flies back with piercing screech,
    And soon from house to house is heard the cry
    Of female sorrow, swelling loud and high,
    Which makes the men blaspheme between their teeth.
    Meanwhile, o'er fence and watery field beneath,
    The little army moves through drizzling rain;
    A 'Crowbar' leads the Sheriff's nag; the lane
    Is enter'd, and their plashing tramp draws near,
    One instant, outcry holds its breath to hear
    'Halt! ' - at the doors they form in double line,
    And ranks of polish'd rifles wetly shine.

    The Sheriff's painful duty must be done;
    He begs for quiet-and the work's begun.
    The strong stand ready; now appear the rest,
    Girl, matron, grandsire, baby on the breast,
    And Rosy's thin face on a pallet borne;
    A motley concourse, feeble and forlorn.
    One old man, tears upon his wrinkled cheek,
    Stands trembling on a threshold, tries to speak,
    But, in defect of any word for this,
    Mutely upon the doorpost prints a kiss,
    Then passes out for ever. Through the crowd
    The children run bewilder'd, wailing loud;
    Where needed most, the men combine their aid;
    And, last of all, is Oona forth convey'd,
    Reclined in her accustom'd strawen chair,
    Her aged eyelids closed, her thick white hair
    Escaping from her cap; she feels the chill,
    Looks round and murmurs, then again is still.
    Now bring the remnants of each household fire;
    On the wet ground the hissing coals expire;
    And Paudeen Dhu, with meekly dismal face,
    Receives the full possession of the place. read more »

  • 26.
    The Lovers of the Poor

    arrive. The Ladies from the Ladies' Betterment League
    Arrive in the afternoon, the late light slanting
    In diluted gold bars across the boulevard brag
    Of proud, seamed faces with mercy and murder hinting read more »

  • 27.
    Cape Breton

    Out on the high "bird islands," Ciboux and Hertford,
    the razorbill auks and the silly-looking puffins all stand
    with their backs to the mainland
    in solemn, uneven lines along the cliff's brown grass-frayed edge, read more »

  • 28.
    Proletaria

    THE SUNNY rounds of Earth contain
    An obverse to its Day,
    Our fertile Vagrancy’s domain,
    Wan Proletaria. read more »

  • 29.
    POVERTY AND RICHES

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  • 30.
    Fragments - Lines 0173 - 0178

    Of all things it is poverty that most subdues a noble man,
    More even than hoary old age, Kyrnos, or fever;
    Indeed, to avoid it one should even throw oneself into the sea's
    Deep gulfs, Kyrnos, or off sheer cliffs. read more »

  • 31.
    Simon Lee: The Old Huntsman

    . With an incident in which he was concerned
    In the sweet shire of Cardigan,
    Not far from pleasant Ivor-hall,
    An old Man dwells, a little man,-- read more »

  • 32.
    Ave Caesar

    No bitterness: our ancestors did it.
    They were only ignorant and hopeful, they wanted freedom but wealth too.
    Their children will learn to hope for a Caesar.
    Or rather--for we are not aquiline Romans but soft mixed colonists-- read more »

  • 33.
    The Planet On The Table

    Ariel was glad he had written his poems.
    They were of a remembered time
    Or of something seen that he liked. read more »

  • 34.
    Hod Putt

    Here I lie close to the grave
    Of Old Bill Piersol,
    Who grew rich trading with the indians, and who
    Afterwards took the bankrupt law read more »

  • 35.
    Infirmities

    Because my teeth are feebly few
    I cannot bolt my grub like you,
    But have to chew and chew and chew
    As you can see; read more »

  • 36.
    Corny Bill


    His old clay pipe stuck in his mouth,
    His hat pushed from his brow,
    His dress best fitted for the South -- read more »

New Poverty Poems

  1. Beggars and poverty, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  2. Notes, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Welcome to The City of Poverty, jackie compton
  4. Problem Of Today's Era, maharshi trivedi
  5. A Bucket full of Slang, Aftab Alam
  6. Nature Knows The Poor, Omaru Seinu Abdulgafar
  7. Never try to justify the poverty, Aftab Alam
  8. The flag of victory, Aftab Alam
  9. And what is poverty, gajanan mishra
  10. Swing Notes and Anarchist (Poverty), C Jay Caputo
  11. Poverty In The 21st Century, Winston Harding
  12. the crowned hero, Farida Gulani
  13. Poverty, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  14. poverty is a gift, Mark Heathcote
  15. Poverty, Paola Degli Esposti
  16. Goodbye Poverty, ambitious blessing
  17. To Laugh At, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  18. Poverty Knock, Justin Reamer
  19. Humble Bumble Bee Beginnings, Shirley Morgan
  20. Poverty, Ajala Samuel Akindele
  21. Poverty And Due To Poverty, gajanan mishra
  22. Generous Poverty, Suu Casey Young
  23. Poverty, Pragya Bajpai
  24. Unrest, hasmukh amathalal
  25. POVERTY IS NOT A FAULT, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  26. Forgotten In The The Sea Of Life, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  27. Poverty, Sophia Engel
  28. Poverty, Harshit Agrawal
  29. The curse of poverty, ramesh rai
  30. Poverty, SEGUN RASAKI
  31. Heaven and Hell both are here, Somanathan Iyer
  32. I hate poverty, Asif Andalib
  33. Ode to Poverty, john tiong chunghoo
  34. O' Murderous Poverty, LIGHTCHEERFUL BRIGGS
  35. The Suicide Note, Asif Andalib
  36. Poverty, Sydney La Roche
  37. Passionate Poverty, john sensele
  38. Poem Of Poverty, Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
  39. Poverty Is A Curse., Saleem Tharani
  40. (Africa poems) I wallow alone in my pov.., BrokenHeartPheko Motaung
  41. THE POVERTY, hortensia handy
  42. Poverty, gajanan mishra
  43. Bills To Pay And The Money Lenders, veeraiyah subbulakshmi
  44. April, March! Soldiers Search for HUNGER.., Harindhar Reddy
  45. Rousseau Goes Zen, M Barton
  46. Wings, Mary Jesusa Villegas
  47. April, March! Soldiers Search for HUNGER.., Harindhar Reddy
  48. MAMPI: A GIRL OF 11, Pranab K. Chakraborty
  49. The Shadow Inside My Shadow, Eric Cockrell
  50. Poem Of Our Souls', Senator alufalism
  51. Spectators Of Poverty, Mojalefa Owami Mogakane
  52. Poverty, Mallory Martin
  53. 21st century cries., salma. torrez
  54. Poem Of Poverty, Migjeni
  55. Song, Poverty Parts Good Company, Joanna Baillie
  56. Blaqpearl, Yolanda Mbatha
  57. Poverty, Ricky Baker
  58. WE ARE NOT ALONE RHAPSODY, Aldo Kraas
  59. Poverty, Nicki Faith
  60. WHEN DOES POVERTY GET POOR, terrence beckford
  61. Life's reaction; My action, Adedolapo Olisa
  62. Sympathies dry, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  63. 35, RIC S. BASTASA
  64. about the cause and the effect, RIC S. BASTASA
  65. romancing the poverty of other people, RIC S. BASTASA
  66. The problematic child, Rm.Shanmugam Chettiar.
  67. Poverty, Meera Meenakshi Sundharam
  68. POVERTY: WAR OF TODAY, MELVIN BANGGOLLAY
  69. Poverty Doesn’t Laugh, Mehreen Mujeeb
  70. Hope bleeds gradually, Adrian Wait
  71. Poverty, George Sicillia
  72. Help For The Poor, Joyce Hemsley
  73. Poverty-II, Palas Kumar Ray
  74. Poverty-I, Palas Kumar Ray
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