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  • 1.
    Chicago

    Hog Butcher for the World,
    Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
    Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
    Stormy, husky, brawling,
    City of the Big Shoulders:

    They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I
    have seen your painted women under the gas lamps
    luring the farm boys.
    And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it
    is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to
    kill again.
    And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the
    faces of women and children I have seen the marks
    of wanton hunger.
    And having answered so I turn once more to those who
    sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer
    and say to them:
    Come and show me another city with lifted head singing
    so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
    Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on
    job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the
    little soft cities;

    Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning
    as a savage pitted against the wilderness,

    Bareheaded,
    Shoveling,
    Wrecking,
    Planning,
    Building, breaking, rebuilding,

    Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with
    white teeth,
    Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young
    man laughs,
    Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has
    never lost a battle,
    Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse,
    and under his ribs the heart of the people,

    Laughing!

    Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of
    Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog
    Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with
    Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation. read more »

  • 2.
    Chicago Weather

    To-day, fair Thisbe, winsome girl!
    Strays o'er the meads where daisies blow,
    Or, ling'ring where the brooklets purl,
    Laves in the cool, refreshing flow. read more »

  • 3.
    Chicago

    Men said at vespers: 'All is well!'
    In one wild night the city fell;
    Fell shrines of prayer and marts of gain
    Before the fiery hurricane. read more »

  • 4.
    A Garden In Chicago

    In the mid-city, under an oiled sky,
    I lay in a garden of such dusky green
    It seemed the dregs of the imagination.
    Hedged round by elegant spears of iron fence read more »

  • 5.
    South State Street: Chicago

    Rows of blankly box-like buildings
    Raise their sodden architecture
    Into the poised lyric of the sky. read more »

  • 6.
    Chicago Castanets

    Through all the moving thoroughfares
    And in the contending marts of trade;
    Within the babbling magazines and read more »

  • 7.
    Hymn For The Fair At Chicago

    O GOD! in danger's darkest hour,
    In battle's deadliest field,
    Thy name has been our Nation's tower,
    Thy truth her help and shield. read more »

  • 8.
    Poem (Chicago)

    '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 »

  • 9.
    Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club

    CHICAGO sounds rough to the maker of verse;
    One comfort we have--Cincinnati sounds worse; read more »

  • 10.
    Chicago Poet

    I saluted a nobody.
    I saw him in a looking-glass.
    He smiled--so did I.
    He crumpled the skin on his forehead, frowning--so did I. read more »

  • 11.
    Chicago Stock Exchange

    Bert Alward

    The brawling voices babble as before
    Though one is hushed : the noblest and the best read more »

  • 12.
    Easter Monday [excerpt]

    Under a red face, black velvet shyness
    Milking an emaciated gaffer. God lies down
    Here. Rattling of a shot, heard
    From the first row. The president of the United States 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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