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

  • 25.
    Poems Done On A Late Night Car


    I am The Great White Way of the city:
    When you ask what is my desire, I answer: read more »

  • 26.

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

  • 27.
    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 »

  • 28.

    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."


New Chicago Poems

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