Top 100 Poems About: CHICAGO
Top 100 Poems on / about
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling, read more »Carl Sandburg
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 »Eugene Field
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 »John Greenleaf Whittier
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 »Karl Shapiro
5.South State Street: Chicago
Rows of blankly box-like buildings
Raise their sodden architecture
Into the poised lyric of the sky. read more »Maxwell Bodenheim
Through all the moving thoroughfares
And in the contending marts of trade;
Within the babbling magazines and read more »George Ade
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 »Oliver Wendell Holmes
'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 »Bill Knott
9.Welcome To The Chicago Commercial Club
CHICAGO sounds rough to the maker of verse;
One comfort we have--Cincinnati sounds worse; read more »Oliver Wendell Holmes
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 »Carl Sandburg
11.Chicago Stock Exchange
The brawling voices babble as before
Though one is hushed : the noblest and the best read more »Maria Frances Cecilia Cowper
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 »Ted Berrigan