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City Poems | Examples of City Poetry

City Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about cities. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for city.
Premium Member At Age Seventeen
*** At Age Seventeen *** At 17, the wooden heels of my boots echoed My audacious immaturity along my entire way exploring Manhattan’s south-end area. Its long blocks, I routed For the reason...Read More
Categories: angst, christian, city, environment,
Form: Narrative

When dappled shadows flit through darkened backstreets, and whispers rendezvous with one another, the usual bright spirits take a backseat. They nurture remnants of rebounds which smother. When cadence of sweet trilling of dawn chorus unwelcome thief: give...Read More
Categories: analogy, city, dream, metaphor,
Form: Sonnet
The Pigeon Lady
The pigeon lady makes her rounds At seven in the morn. About her feeding habits, I must say that I am torn. Along the promenade, which runs Adjacent to the river, She scatters seed which pigeons Know each day that she’ll deliver. They...Read More
Categories: bird, city,
Form: Rhyme
In the Real Estate section, A question arose About incense within your abode. Certain buildings have rules That prohibit its use And the writer was set to explode. If some candles are lit For the Sabbath by some, Why can’t she light her...Read More
Categories: city, home,
Form: Rhyme
On a dark day like this Normally, everyone wants to finish work quickly And its human nature to want to go home The woman was looking up at the sky she was looking for a dragon's nest Four seasons passing...Read More
Categories: city, cry,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Coexistence
city of increasing fervor heavy with sealed glass windows in vaulted towers sky-high protection from the steady spew of cars urban sidewalks in the private grayness of fall where sparrows in a small rush of flutter (like a jailbreak) peck at specks of discarded...Read More
Categories: autumn, bird, city, environment,
Form: Imagism
Mister Robin goes to work
In his navy blue coat with cap & donning a smart auburn vest Mr. Robin flew off in a hurry-- leaving the Missus to nest :)...Read More
Categories: bird, blue, city, flying,
Form: Couplet
A Psychic Behind Enemy Lines
Behind Enemy Lines Behind I followed through doors and passage ways , roofs and small runways ...The boy with a glint in his eye, he took me up , high high to the very top , a...Read More
Categories: city, africa, analogy, beautiful, beauty,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member platcher form
platcher farm what’s platcher? double sinner standard a number 1 city did you think less...Read More
Categories: city,
Form: Free verse
Boredom awaits you Throughout the years When you get up to the hill, There is fear that invades The little child who walk up. You would be afraid for your-self. That's normal you are in the devil's regn In an hell...Read More
Categories: city, community, corruption,
Form: Free verse
This City Is Now Home
I photographed a fake vase of roses While I stood on a sidewalk doing poses. I was patiently waiting for a bus home, Then I realized home can be found wherever I roam. ...Read More
Categories: city, home,
Form: Quatrain
California's destruction was bad It was the worst they'd ever had Out of character for them They were twisted just like a limb Angels meet Karma makes it sad...Read More
Categories: city, environment,
Form: Rhyme
Paris, My Heart's Desire
Paris, oh city of light I yearn to visit, to see the sights The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre at night To wander the streets, and dine with delight The Seine river, flowing so true I long to sit and watch...Read More
Categories: appreciation, beautiful, city, dream,
Form: Rhyme
Named as a flowering city; By a strange happenstance. For of new ideas, buzzing round Twas then pollinated. Which seeded this other glory Time's renaissance. Among all the epochs, the one Lily; highest rated....Read More
Categories: city,
Form: Rhyme
I start walking and shake off at the same time shake off painstakingly each person ties in eternal darkness they prepare and self-cultivate continuous scrutiny of life and death candlestick lamp,In a cathedral space light or extinguish fire,distorted Sorrow echoes from a distant grave,smells...Read More
Categories: city,
Form: Free verse

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Definition | What is City in Poetry?