CHICAGO POEMS


In this page, poems on / about “chicago” are listed.

  • 25.
    Mediums


    THEY shall arise in the States,
    They shall report Nature, laws, physiology, and happiness;
    They shall illustrate Democracy and the kosmos; read more »

  • 26.
    Aner Clute

    Over and over they used to ask me,
    While buying the wine or the beer,
    In Peoria first, and later in Chicago,
    Denver, Frisco, New York, wherever I lived, read more »

  • 27.
    I Like Canadians

    I like Canadians.
    They are so unlike Americans.
    They go home at night.
    Their cigarettes don't smell bad. read more »

  • 28.
    Mamie

    Mamie beat her head against the bars of a little Indiana town and dreamed of romance and big things off somewhere the way the railroad trains all ran.
    She could see the smoke of the engines get lost down where the streaks of steel flashed in the sun and when the newspapers came in on the morning mail she knew there was a big Chicago far off, where all the trains ran.
    She got tired of the barber shop boys and the post office chatter and the church gossip and the old pieces the band played on the Fourth of July and Decoration Day
    And sobbed at her fate and beat her head against the bars and was going to kill herself read more »

  • 29.
    Fellow Citizens

    I drank musty ale at the Illinois Athletic Club with
    the millionaire manufacturer of Green River butter
    one night
    And his face had the shining light of an old-time Quaker, read more »

  • 30.
    Barney Hainsfeather

    If the excursion train to Peoria
    Had just been wrecked, I might have escaped with my life --
    Certainly I should have escaped this place.
    But as it was burned as well, they mistook me read more »

  • 31.
    Three-Legged Man

    Well now friends you'll never guess it so I really must confess it
    I just met the sweetest woman of my long dismal life. read more »

  • 32.
    Sunset From Omaha Hotel Window

    Into the blue river hills
    The red sun runners go
    And the long sand changes
    And to-day is a goner read more »

  • 33.
    (Poem) (Chicago) (The Were-Age)

    'My age, my beast!' - Osip Mandelstam

    On the lips a taste of tolling we are blind
    The light drifts like dust over faces read more »

  • 34.
    The Legend

    In Chicago, it is snowing softly
    and a man has just done his wash for the week.
    He steps into the twilight of early evening,
    carrying a wrinkled shopping bag read more »

  • 35.
    In flanders

    Through sleet and fogs to the saline bogs
    Where the herring fish meanders,
    An army sped, and then, 't is said,
    Swore terribly in Flanders: read more »

  • 36.
    The Santa-Fe Trail (A Humoresque)

    I asked the old Negro, "What is that bird that sings so well?" He answered: "That is the Rachel-Jane." "Hasn't it another name, lark, or thrush, or the like?" "No. Jus' Rachel-Jane."


    I. IN WHICH A RACING AUTO COMES FROM THE EAST read more »

New Chicago Poems

  1. Evening Song, Sherwood Anderson
  2. My Kind of Town, Ima Ryma
  3. Go for a Walk, Ima Ryma
  4. Judy's Father and Mine, Donal Mahoney
  5. An Ode To Swami Vivekananda, Tushar Ray
  6. Chicago blues, Cee Bea
  7. International TV Preacher, Saiom Shriver
  8. May Day, Md. Ziaul Haque
  9. Heron Here At - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  10. Jackie Robinson West, Ima Ryma
  11. Belissima, Patricia Spears Jones
  12. The Ghost and the Darkness, Ima Ryma
  13. Riding Schwinns in '56, Donal Mahoney
  14. Destiantion On Route 66, Eve White
  15. Mountain Throne, Midnights Voice
  16. Vendémiaire Wednesdays, sasha yarlexolnikov
  17. In Search Of Americans, Joe Sadeghloo
  18. Behind the Barn with Carol Ann, Donal Mahoney
  19. War on Gang Terror, Ima Ryma
  20. Oh, Rahm, Oh, Rahm Emmanuel, John F. McCullagh
  21. The Lovesong of Emmett Till (1996), Anthony Walton
  22. A poem To Barbra Ort, Oliver .........
  23. Walker Evans, Allen Braden
  24. Madman in Remission, Donal Mahoney
  25. Orpheus Hops a Freight, Leonard Kress
  26. Crackling Again, Donal Mahoney
  27. People Who Live Above Stores, Donal Mahoney
  28. Lake Michigan, Kate Harrington
  29. To Conjure Up, Kevin Kiely
  30. The Corner of Wells and Madison, Donal Mahoney
  31. Those Good Tomatoes, Donal Mahoney
  32. Caseworker Determining Eligibility, Donal Mahoney
  33. Caseworker: Yams and Plantain, Donal Mahoney
  34. The Copyreader, Donal Mahoney
  35. Michelle Obama Tribute, Susan King Saunders
  36. Swinging Doors, horace p sternwall
  37. The Great Chicago Fire, Thomas Koron
  38. Cats At Their Bowls Lapping, Donal Mahoney
  39. On the Sparrow: No Blame, Ed Roberson
  40. Crowned Lemurs Like Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  41. Evening, Just Before Twilight, Esteban Arellano
  42. To Robert Hayden, Eduardo C. Corral
  43. The Missed Free Throws, Donal Mahoney
  44. Cubbie Clark, Ima Ryma
  45. Shall I Compare She to A Chicago Winter, Lore Me34
  46. Snowy Owl - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  47. It's All in the Wrists, Said Ted Bundy, Donal Mahoney
  48. Gentleman, Jaipal Singh
  49. The Skinny On Fatty's Cafe, Donal Mahoney
  50. Jennifer, Joseph Narusiewicz
  51. Any Englishman To His Son, A. P. Herbert
  52. Whirls, Carl Sandburg
  53. Real Estate News, Carl Sandburg
  54. Portrait, Carl Sandburg
  55. Between Trayvon Shooting & Zimmerman Ver.., Luke Easter
  56. Making Rhythmic Memories, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  57. Poor Humor, Lonnie Hicks
  58. The Doorman And The Dormouse, Ivo Cosentino
  59. Chicago, Morgan Michaels
  60. Lemon Underwear, Donal Mahoney
  61. Ion, Stan Petrovich
  62. Cub and Flub, Ima Ryma
  63. Bending, Grabbing, Sorting, Donal Mahoney
  64. Winter on Astor Street, Donal Mahoney
  65. Mixed Couple on the Morning Train, Donal Mahoney
  66. Nikki-Rosa, Nikki Giovanni
  67. The Wrist-Snatcher, Donal Mahoney
  68. Charlie Parker (In Loving Memory Of Sal .., Shijin Taigu
  69. Rock n Roll, Moses Samandar
  70. Before I Sally Off, Donal Mahoney
  71. Chicago Dog, Ima Ryma
  72. An Irish Enclave,1956, Donal Mahoney
  73. Landscape With Big Car, Nicolas Born
  74. Swami Vivekananda, Dr.Balnarayana Bandam
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