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  • 25.
    Wild Dreams of a New Beginning

    There's a breathless hush on the freeway tonight
    Beyond the ledges of concrete
    restaurants fall into dreams
    with candlelight couples
    Lost Alexandria still burns
    in a billion lightbulbs
    Lives cross lives
    idling at stoplights
    Beyond the cloverleaf turnoffs
    'Souls eat souls in the general emptiness'
    A piano concerto comes out a kitchen window
    A yogi speaks at Ojai
    'It's all taking pace in one mind'
    On the lawn among the trees
    lovers are listening
    for the master to tell them they are one
    with the universe
    Eyes smell flowers and become them
    There's a deathless hush
    on the freeway tonight
    as a Pacific tidal wave a mile high
    sweeps in
    Los Angeles breathes its last gas
    and sinks into the sea like the Titanic all lights lit
    Nine minutes later Willa Cather's Nebraska
    sinks with it
    The sea comes over in Utah
    Mormon tabernacles washed away like barnacles
    Coyotes are confounded & swim nowhere
    An orchestra onstage in Omaha
    keeps on playing Handel's Water Music
    Horns fill with water
    ans bass players float away on their instruments
    clutching them like lovers horizontal
    Chicago's Loop becomes a rollercoaster
    Skyscrapers filled like water glasses
    Great Lakes mixed with Buddhist brine
    Great Books watered down in Evanston
    Milwaukee beer topped with sea foam
    Beau Fleuve of Buffalo suddenly become salt
    Manhatten Island swept clean in sixteen seconds
    buried masts of Amsterdam arise
    as the great wave sweeps on Eastward
    to wash away over-age Camembert Europe
    manhatta steaming in sea-vines
    the washed land awakes again to wilderness
    the only sound a vast thrumming of crickets
    a cry of seabirds high over
    in empty eternity
    as the Hudson retakes its thickets
    and Indians reclaim their canoes read more »

  • 26.
    Fear Is What Quickens Me


    Many animals that our fathers killed in America
    Had quick eyes. 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.

    O chansons foregoing
    You were a seven days' wonder.
    When you came out in the magazines
    You created considerable stir in Chicago, read more »

  • 29.
    Of Him I Love Day And Night

    OF him I love day and night, I dream'd I heard he was dead;
    And I dream'd I went where they had buried him I love--but he was not
    in that place; read more »

  • 30.
    Visiting a Dead Man on a Summer Day

    In flat America, in Chicago,
    Graceland cemetery on the German North Side.
    Forty feet of Corinthian candle
    celebrate Pullman embedded read more »

  • 31.
    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 »

  • 32.
    Changing Of The Seasons

    Oh the changing of the seasons it's a pretty thing to see
    And though I find this balmy weather pleasin' read more »

  • 33.
    Prophecy of a Ten Ton Cheese

    <i>In presenting this delicate, dainty morsel to the imagination of the people, I believed that it could be realized. I viewed the machine that turned and raised the mamoth cheese, and saw the powerful machine invented by James Ireland at the West Oxford companies factory to turn the great and fine cheese he was making there. This company with but little assistance could produce a ten ton cheese.</i>

    Who hath prophetic vision sees read more »

  • 34.

    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 »

  • 35.
    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 »

  • 36.

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