CHICAGO POEMS


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

  • 97.
    In His Hand

    De Young (in Chicago the story is told)
    'Took his life in his hand,' like a warrior bold,
    And stood before Buckley-who thought him behind,
    For Buckley, the man-eating monster is blind. read more »

  • 98.
    Bicycle

    It's my fifth birthday & I'm sitting on the present that Uncle Stan has just given me, a green Schwinn bicycle. He gives me a push & down I go, down the gentle slope in his back yard in Chicago that becomes a hill, an interminably long hill that, sixty years later, I'm still going down, read more »

  • 99.
    Missing in action

    Although she’s mopping the kitchen floor,
    Ella is crying.

    Words come out of her husband’s mouth. read more »

  • 100.
    Guilt

    November 12,1992

    Oh, what a glorious day this is;
    My first child in ten years was read more »

  • 101.
    57th and Kenwood

    The neighborhood described in this poem is in the University of Chicago area, as it existed over 60 years ago. Most of it no longer exists, due to one of the first Urban Renewal programs in the United States. The 'Bomb' refers to the atom bomb, of which the University had a large part in the planning. I worked there for a short time. I wanted a picture of that corner for my poem 'Lost', and Ms. Schlesinger kindly sent it to me, so I wrote this poem.

    Dear, Dear, Ms. Schlesinger
    You are the messenger read more »

  • 102.
    Nikki-Rosa

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

  • 103.
    Childhood Remains Within

    The younger years may fade but childhood remains within
    Like a constant trace which can never be erased by time.
    Always bound to a paradise that is evergreen
    Where all poets never lose any enchanting rhyme. read more »

  • 104.
    1966 (A Monologue)

    Everyone will have a year they never forget and for a number of reasons mine is 1966.

    I was 18 and King of the Hill in 66, knew it all, but knew nothing at all. read more »

  • 105.
    Evening, Just Before Twilight

    Evening,
    forty miles west of Chicago,
    in a frozen field.
    Snow spirits appear and disappear read more »

  • 106.
    'I'm In Love With You'

    I'm in love with you,
    I fell in love with you during a difficult situation.
    I adore the brisk wind that lifts up off of the lake,
    that pertrudes to my face. read more »

  • 107.
    Iris

    Vivian St. John (1981-1974)

    There is a train inside this iris: read more »

  • 108.
    Blinders

    Walking through the haze, yet i can barely see,
    i cant find you, and i cant see me,
    you regret the day when i found, the hole in the ground,
    you told me lies, and lead me round and round, 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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