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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 Captive
I Reaper rings with his bling bright bones Alas…our last words waxed on stones Souls steam and swim in afterlife Throwing off strong secular strife Our lost love lives in frozen time Chalice cup vibrates in cupped chime Moonlight frosts spirits...Read More
Categories: christian, city, death, heaven,
Form: Couplet

That green dome It never came back too soon As,I entered Masjid of the Prophet Life made me see those rain trees Tweetled to the corner of the street God you're beautiful I do plead...Read More
Categories: city, allah, angel, appreciation, art,
Form: Sonnet
the mystery
The mystery of man This is the third day after new year and the day equally dark and miserable as they were before the new has number changed. On the Eve of festivity, drunk people thronged narrow streets hoarse...Read More
Categories: celebrity, city, confidence,
Form: Sonnet
we don't know why we wake up this way, feeling that something is wrong, feeling late, as if it had already passed the time to commit our crimes and it was too late to go to the balcony to dry...Read More
Categories: anxiety, city, emotions,
Form: Free verse
the apartment and its furniture there are quiet ones by themselves. everything takes its place and my reflection in the window glass it just looks like a bug to look at. here only the wind moves as it wants, the rains...Read More
Categories: analogy, city, solitude,
Form: Bio

Premium Member Carmel by the Sea
Image of Carmel by the Sea by Pixabay. Carmel by the Sea Three-quarter distance to the city the rose bowl parade's held, paying a friend another visit as if the golden gate is not um, not after umpteen years. she does a...Read More
Categories: city, places, sea,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Long Story Short
A walk around the block in my parents’ neighborhood at dawn wearing mom’s sweater and pop's sneakers with a clown hole cut out for toe infection I was stopped by...Read More
Categories: brother, city, judgement, new
Form: Free verse
they call this hole a city but stressed inside the cars we are all in this storm the sky was already cloudy like a tired heart now the traffic drags a little on the outdoor the model is beautiful for those who...Read More
Categories: city, storm,
Form: Free verse
our lifearchitecture is helical, she remains unbalanced, missing the central angle. the staggering spiral, descend from altitude and plummet. it's a spring that rolls like a ball, plops on the main equilateral in the exact center of the core of this city that...Read More
Categories: city, future,
Form: Burlesque
here in this city at dawn the dogs rule they run wild through the empty avenues chase app taxis public service ambulances loaded with victims of panic syndrome yesterday the rain caused flooding and at night the sewer overflowed displacing its residents rats, men and...Read More
Categories: city, humanity, rain,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Skyscape
like fireflies the city skyscape awakens at twilight...Read More
Categories: city, light,
Form: Imagism
Premium Member TODAY - CITY FERAL
Today I saw a coyote…..waiting ......for the...Read More
Categories: animal, city, irony,
Form: Monoku
Premium Member Grace
Grace is supernatural gift from God bestowed on us through the merits of Jesus Christ for our salvation. "[Grace is] a supernatural gift of God to an intellectual creature, bestowed with a view to eternal life......Read More
Categories: christian, city, god, jesus,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member Cities
Grass turns to pavement The sidewalk leads me inward An urban heart beats...Read More
Categories: city,
Form: Haiku
London Past meets present meets future, Smoothed pavement meets uneven cobblestone, water filtering through the divots accumulated from consistently dull weather days, Tall buildings, cathedrals, skyscrapers, each holding different people, stories, Short buildings, flats, pubs, filled with red-faced arguments...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, city, london,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of City Poems

Definition | What is City in Poetry?