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  • 109.
    Portrait

    (For S. A.)TO write one book in five years
    or five books in one year,
    to be the painter and the thing painted,
    ... where are we, bo?

    Wait-get his number.
    The barber shop handling is here
    and the tweeds, the cheviot, the Scotch Mist,
    and the flame orange scarf.

    Yet there is more-he sleeps under bridges
    with lonely crazy men; he sits in country
    jails with bootleggers; he adopts the children
    of broken-down burlesque actresses; he has
    cried a heart of tears for Windy MacPherson's
    father; he pencils wrists of lonely women.

    Can a man sit at a desk in a skyscraper in Chicago
    and be a harnessmaker in a corn town in Iowa
    and feel the tall grass coming up in June
    and the ache of the cottonwood trees
    singing with the prairie wind? read more »

  • 110.
    Real Estate News

    ARMOUR AVENUE was the name of this street and door signs on empty houses read 'The Silver Dollar,' 'Swede Annie' and the Christian names of madams such as 'Myrtle' and 'Jenny.' read more »

  • 111.
    Harbor Seal - Lincoln Park Zoo

    'Twas time to come to Chicago,
    So this harbor seal hit the road,
    Hitchhiked from Sea World, doncha know!
    Blessings upon me were bestowed. read more »

  • 112.
    Evening Song

    My song will rest while I rest. I struggle along. I'll get back to the corn and
    the open fields. Don't fret, love, I'll come out all right.

    Back of Chicago the open fields. Were you ever there—trains coming toward read more »

  • 113.
    To Allen Ginsberg

    I have been listening to you, Allen Ginsberg
    I can still hear you whistling a radio tune
    I can follow you through history thoughts of yours
    flow into mine read more »

  • 114.
    All Ye Faithful

    Humbly, he had hoped for more,
    in this the third Christmas
    beyond the all-day therapy sessions,
    the all-night interventions, read more »

  • 115.
    Crocodile / Krokodil / Heroin

    At first glance, this name conjures up images of the river Nile,

    That most ferocious stealth fighter the one and only Crocodile, read more »

  • 116.
    Taza - Lincoln Park Zoo

    I'm Taza, snow leopard, I be
    Just moved to the Lincoln Park Zoo.
    So you should come and visit me.
    This welcome cat is here for you. read more »

  • 117.
    Madman in Remission

    Does he remember?
    Jenny, how could he forget?
    Thirty years ago you roared
    into his office and raged read more »

  • 118.
    The Ghost and the Darkness

    Listen humans and you shall hear
    Of Tsavo, Kenya where man did
    Make man eating lions appear,
    In an encroaching railroad bid. read more »

  • 119.
    Poor Humor

    Humor Relating to Being Poor- Chicago Style
    We were so poor that eating out in winter was snowball sandwiches read more »

  • 120.
    Walt Whitman

    'Captain, our captain, '
    We take your hand,
    Find your footsteps on the streets
    Of Chicago, New York, San Francisco. read more »

New Chicago Poems

  1. The Chicago Poem, Jerome Rothenberg
  2. Evening Song, Sherwood Anderson
  3. My Kind of Town, Ima Ryma
  4. Jackie Robinson West, Ima Ryma
  5. Mountain Throne, Midnights Voice
  6. Crackling Again, Donal Mahoney
  7. People Who Live Above Stores, Donal Mahoney
  8. Lake Michigan, Kate Harrington
  9. To Conjure Up, Kevin Kiely
  10. Those Good Tomatoes, Donal Mahoney
  11. Caseworker Determining Eligibility, Donal Mahoney
  12. Caseworker: Yams and Plantain, Donal Mahoney
  13. The Great Chicago Fire, Thomas Koron
  14. Cats At Their Bowls Lapping, Donal Mahoney
  15. Shall I Compare She to A Chicago Winter, Lore Me34
  16. Gentleman, Jaipal Singh
  17. Chicago, Morgan Michaels
  18. Lemon Underwear, Donal Mahoney
  19. Cub and Flub, Ima Ryma
  20. Bending, Grabbing, Sorting, Donal Mahoney
  21. Winter on Astor Street, Donal Mahoney
  22. Chicago Dog, Ima Ryma
  23. An Irish Enclave,1956, Donal Mahoney
  24. Harvesting Pumpkins, Donal Mahoney
  25. 3-year old among 13 shot in Sanford Fla..., Luke Easter
  26. Elegy, oskar hansen
  27. Scene from Yom Kippur 1972, Donal Mahoney
  28. Savannah Belle, Donal Mahoney
  29. Gunners Be Gone, Ima Ryma
  30. Chicago, Marissa Liebowitz
  31. Trumpeter Swans - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  32. Lookıng For A Girl Across The United Sta.., Nicolas GRENIER
  33. Armadillo Home, Donal Mahoney
  34. Chicago, everette johnson
  35. Bag Lady, Donal Mahoney
  36. Coal Bins, Donal Mahoney
  37. Letter to Annie Far Away, Donal Mahoney
  38. Caseworker's Tune, Donal Mahoney
  39. Satin and Grace, Donal Mahoney
  40. On the Road to Chicago, Donal Mahoney
  41. Bells from the Cathedral, Donal Mahoney
  42. Southside Chicago Blues, George Hunter
  43. Chicago [1920's slang], R.K. Cowles
  44. Chicago, Charlotte Lidia
  45. 'Lemon Underwear', Donal Mahoney
  46. Providential Hope In The Windy City, Albrando Lucino
  47. WINGS OF A DOVE, Aldo Kraas
  48. GOING DOWN, Aldo Kraas
  49. Chicago through my eyes, tationa triplett
  50. CHICAGO SAMBA, Aldo Kraas
  51. Yesterday, Nkwachukwu Ogbuagu
  52. Chicago, Cadence Hanshew
  53. Charley Plays A Tune (V5), Michael Lee Johnson
  54. PURPLE OPULENCE, RIC S. BASTASA
  55. Chicago Fire, Kurt Kacich
  56. Changing Of The Seasons, Shel Silverstein
  57. For Selma, Langston Hughes
  58. Brass Spittoons, Langston Hughes
  59. a friend in chicago is in relationship, RIC S. BASTASA
  60. CHICAGO ART INSTITUTE, Michael Pruchnicki
  61. ''The South Side of Chicago'' by David H.., David Hart
  62. Travel Haiku - Chicago, my other Paris, john tiong chunghoo
  63. Chicago, Lea Wilson
  64. Tough Streets Of Chicago, rico avila
  65. 'Shoe Shine Boy', Linda Winchell
  66. Radio Station: Chico, The Latest News, Atef Ayadi
  67. Radio Station: Chico, Irish Tuesday, Atef Ayadi
  68. & Living Like a Gypsy, Mamta Agarwal
  69. my auntie zousy, RIC S. BASTASA
  70. Candlelight, Gus Oloroso
  71. God Bless All, Saiom Shriver
  72. A FILIPINO WRITES FROM CHICAGO, RIC S. BASTASA
  73. caregiver leaving again, RIC S. BASTASA
  74. Chicago, Floyd Crenshaw
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