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  • 49.
    (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
    We wear masks on our genitals
    You've heard of lighting cigarettes with banknotes we used to light ours with Jews
    History is made of bricks you can't go through it
    And bricks are made of bones and blood and
    Bones and blood are made of little tiny circles that nothing can go through Except a piano with rabies
    Blood gushes into, not from, our wounds
    Vietnamese Cuban African bloods
    Constellations of sperm upon our bodies
    Drunk as dogs before our sons
    The bearded foetus lines up at the evolution-trough
    Swarmy bloods in the rabid piano
    The air over Chicago is death's monogram
    This is the Were-Age rushing past
    Speed: 10,000 men per minute
    This is the species bred of death
    The manshriek of flesh
    The lifeless sparks of flesh

    Covering the deep drums of vision
    O new era race-wars jugular-lightning
    Dark glance bursting from the over-ripe future
    Know we are not the smilelines of dreams
    Nor the pores of the Invisible
    Piano with rabies we are victorious over
    The drum and the wind-chime
    We bite back a voice that might have emerged
    To tame these dead bodies aid wet ashes read more »

  • 50.
    38th Parallel

    Once I lived in a village not far
    from the thirty-eighth parallel
    near Kaesong, in fact read more »

  • 51.
    John Hancock Otis

    As to democracy, fellow citizens,
    Are you not prepared to admit
    That I, who inherited riches and was to the manor born,
    Was second to none in Spoon River read more »

  • 52.
    Carl Hamblin

    The press of the Spoon River Clarion was wrecked,
    And I was tarred and feathered,
    For publishing this on the day the Anarchists were hanged in Chicago:
    "I saw a beautiful woman with bandaged eyes read more »

  • 53.
    Nikki-Rosa

    Childhood rememberances are
    always a drag if you're Black read more »

  • 54.
    Tough Streets Of Chicago

    Tough streets of Chicago, you made me who I am.
    Tough streets of Chicago, for me you had a plan.
    You forced me to observe, what kids my age did not.
    You taught me to look and see, always looking for a plot. read more »

  • 55.
    A Writing About Obama- sixth day installment

    I am in the middle of this book about President Obama.
    I am from Chicago, He is from Chicago.
    He did his community work in the neighborhood where I grew up.
    He was a senator from my old neighborhood of Hyde Park. read more »

  • 56.
    Lambert Hutchins

    I have two monuments besides this granite obelisk:
    One, the house I built on the hill,
    With its spires, bay windows, and roof of slate;
    The other, the lake-front in Chicago, read more »

  • 57.
    Flesh Tint

    Like a painting by Velazquez
    A woman stands
    Alone in the frame read more »

  • 58.
    Histrionics

    -Albert Parsons
    went to his death
    singing Annie Laurie;
    didn't another have read more »

  • 59.
    A Sea of Melancholy

    She sailed upon a gentle sea of melancholy-brave oars dipping.

    She was awash with long ago laments which I could not guess.
    Her movements were slow. read more »

  • 60.
    Fireflies and Summer Nights

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