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  • 13.
    The Chicago Poem

    the bridges of Chicago
    are not the bridges of Paris
    or the bridges of Amsterdam
    except they are a definition
    almost no one bothers to define
    like life full of surprises
    in what now looks to be the oldest
    modern American city
    o apparition of the movie version of
    the future circa 1931
    the bridges soon filled with moving lines
    of people workers' armies
    in the darkness of first December visit
    along the water
    bend of the Chicago River
    the cliffs of architecture like palisades
    at night the stars in windows
    stars in the poem you wrote a sky
    through which the el train pulls its lights
    in New York streets of childhood
    is like a necklace (necktie) in the language of
    old poems old memories
    old Fritz Lang visions of the night before
    the revolution the poor souls
    of working people we all love
    fathers or uncles
    lost to us in dreams & gauze
    of intervening 1960s
    there are whole tribes of Indians
    somewhere inhabiting
    a tunnel paradise
    they will wait it out still
    with a perfect assurance of things to come
    everyone so well read in old novels
    maybe the economics of disaster Ted
    depressions of the spirit
    so unlike the bright promise of
    the early years
    gloss of the young life easing death
    atop a hill in Lawrence Kansas
    the afternoon sky became aluminum
    played on a tambourine to calm
    the serpent fear
    the material corpse that leaves us vulnerable
    everyone will come to it I think
    I do not think you dig it
    getting so out of hand so far away
    but we remain & I will
    make another visit soon
    hope we can take a walk
    together it is night & we are
    not so bad off have turned forty
    like poets happy with our sadness
    we are still humans in a city overhung
    with ancient bridges
    you pop your pill I laugh
    look back upon the future of
    America & remember
    when we both wrote our famous poems called
    Modern Times read more »

  • 14.
    The Great Chicago Fire

    The great Chicago Fire, friends,
    Will never be forgot;
    In the history of Chicago
    It will remain a darken spot. read more »

  • 15.
    Chicago and December

    Trying to find my roost
    one lidded, late afternoon,
    the consolation of color read more »

  • 16.
    Steel-Mills: South Chicago

    This red hush toppling over the sky,
    Wanders one step toward the stars
    And dies in a questioning shiver. read more »

  • 17.
    The Burning of Chicago

    Out of the west a voice-a shudder of horror and pity;
    Quivers along the pulses of all the winds that blow;- read more »

  • 18.
    The Belugas of Chicago

    Born into freedom,
    at liberty to roam,
    explore all things.
    Young, no skill to elude hunters. read more »

  • 19.
    Chicago Exposition Ode

    Columbia, all hail!
    May thy banner ne'er be furled
    Till Liberty, with her beauteous rays,
    Enlighten all the world. read more »

  • 20.
    A Moving Chicago's Seasoned Memories

    For old Saint Patty's Day is approaching
    from just around the corner, with the
    inevitable commencing of springs true
    greenness from the wonders of Mother Nature read more »

  • 21.
    In Chicago

    Of forthcoming weather no prophet have they,
    For the ground hog is there to be seen every day. read more »

  • 22.
    A Poem For Myself

    (or Blues for a Mississippi Black Boy)

    I was born in Mississippi;
    I walked barefooted thru the mud. read more »

  • 23.
    Brass Spittoons

    Clean the spittoons, boy.
    Atlantic City, read more »

  • 24.
    For Selma

    In places like
    Selma, Alabama,
    Kids say,
    In places like read more »

Love Poems

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
  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
  73. caregiver leaving again, RIC S. BASTASA
  74. Chicago, Floyd Crenshaw
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