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City Poems | Examples of City Poetry

City Poems. Below are examples of poems about cities. This list of city poems is composed of the works of modern international poet members of PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of city poetry. This list of works about city is an excellent resource for examples on how to write city poems.

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List of City Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
OUR DAILY BREAD LEWIS NYAGA Blank verse city, life, society,
Fight for fun Mike Grant I do not know? city, 4th grade, anti bullying,
Round 1 New York won Brett Somers Free verse appreciation, art, city, money,
Premium Member Poem The Crossing Guard ilene bauer Rhyme car, city, work,
The Injured, Desolate Jericho Elizabeth Wyler Villanelle america, city, community, jobs,
Freedom Jimmi Canada Rubai abuse, city, eve, games,
Sona jagdish bajantri Romanticism absence, city, true love,
Premium Member Poem Loneliness Bernard Chan Free verse blue, city, feelings, loneliness,
Dublin W.A. CHOLT Tanka city, urban,
Different Levels of Broken Mark Morris Prose angst, city, culture, fate,

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A Brilliant Deception
by Bernard Chan

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Cinquain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: beauty, city, light, night,

Mechanizing Earth
by Rhyn Muller
Fauna and flaura, they cover this land
Vivid and full are the colors at hand
Lush it is, the world that we know
The living earth's crystal glow
Something...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anger, beautiful, city, conflict,

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QUEBEC CITY
by Line Gauthier


quebec city
cobblestone streets
autumn memories



posted on September 11, 2018...

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Senryu | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: autumn, city, memory, remember,

winter rain
by jane Gomm
"Winter Rain"

The Lady in the grey mackintosh stands stark and somber in the cold, grey
winter rain.

Her body is stiff and still as she waits calmly...

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Carpe Diem | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, meaningful, travel, winter,

MISERABLE SOULS
by Neldy Jolo
I want to catch your instincts
running around the wilderness
and stopped at the flow
of the grooves
patterned with nightmare
deviated from the sky's stairs 
formed with carved word...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: art, blue, care, city,

Kensington
by Billy Malloy
"KENSINGTON" 
Written By: Billy Malloy
 I choose the path of the lonely, bitter and obsolete, I picked up survival techniques to make ends meet, I...

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ABC | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: addiction, city,

About The Isle Of Tyre
by Wayne Wysocki
Wouldst thou for me an air
upon thy tortoise lyre
play, and sing those words so fair
about the Isle of Tyre?

Within whose walls so grand,
there at bazaar...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, places, remember, sea,

COFFE
by GABRIEL LOPEZ
A table at the bar
next to the window.
A steaming coffee
vapor that disappears.
A long wait
of a latent hope.
A clock that hits
tormenting hours.
A cup that empties
and cool...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, i miss you,

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Two Shots
by Kevin Shaw

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Rictameter | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, death, war,

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Happy Town
by Gershon Wolf
It was a happy town
   People liked each other
Whenever someone they did greet
   They'd call out, "Hey there, Brother!"

The Mayor he...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, happiness, happy, people,

FGY PROBLEM
by Jimmi Canada
What is that whip?
Why is it more than a few seconds to me,
when I couldn't even breathe,
or figure it was peace,
not a warning,
a lulliby for...

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Blank verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: appreciation, city, clothes, color,

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five-thirty am cityscape
by Gershon Wolf
Lights dawning
Sleepyheads yawning
Babies crying
Mothers sighing

Coffee pouring
Busses roaring
Winds shifting
Debris drifting

Laborers hurrying
Rats scurrying
Teen-agers snoring
Alarm clocks ignoring

Stoplights blinking
Drivers unthinking
Airplanes arriving
Passengers surviving  

Tender hearts
Works of art
Lovers part 
A...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, life, love, morning,

Atlantis
by M. L. Kiser
 Antediluvian shadow lost to time;
A republic ancient and true.

Sister Lemuria and brother Mu, 
are ghosts of better times.

Triplets swim the tides and passing whales...

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Prose | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, myth, natural disasters,

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Possum Song
by Janet Bingham
POSSUM SONG

You are the same possum
I saw eating my garbage
like a recluse,
your long pointed snout
hissing at me through your teeth.

When I first saw you
I backed...

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Prose Poetry | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: animal, art, city, forgiveness,

Last night
by Vidya Raghunathan
Five summers past, Varkala was to be a geopark
Three of us today are walking its streets in the dark.

Between buildings and trees are hidden birth...

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Sonnet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, dark, environment, history,

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In Concrete Earth
by Janis Thompson
In Concrete Earth

In concrete earth there blooms a rose.
Its crimson beauty boldly shows.
With perfect petals in neat folds
a cement garden city holds
a sight so rare,...

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Rondeau | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, nature, rose,

Faces In The Train
by Christine Phillips
I have been used to living alone for so long
I am determined and easy going but headstrong
This morning was rather strange because I was on...

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Narrative | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: anxiety, city, conflict, deep,

Pride
by Leo Mbalamana
Customized shoes and a leather coat
That’s the swagger of this poet
Forward is where I’ll stir this boat
My journey is like the dead Sea I’ll always...

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Personification | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, birth, black love, blessing,

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Wee Paris
by arthur vaso
In Paris

now you can pee
or wee
all while you sight-see
ah Paris
environmentally pee free
feminists  however
must store their pee
only in private
can they set their wee free
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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: city, crazy, discrimination, giggle,

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City of the Future
by Julie Grenness
I see a city one day,
Beneath the world, one way,
When the air disappears,
Climate change is here,
Future city below,
Earth's undertow,
With vertical farms,
Surface is harmed,
Damage control,
A world...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: allusion, change, city, earth,