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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 Lakeshore drive and Goethe Chicago
We suddenly strolled down Lakeshore drive facing Goethe street named after Wolfgang von Goethe famous German poet just at the crosswalk while waving to the hidden Walter Payton nooks wandering steel of recycled metal forming beautiful...Read the rest...
Categories: character, chicago, city,
Form: Free verse

That was then, this is now
A brand new day A brand new you Thinking of something I want to do I visit a place of ages Where voices speak to me New voices and voices so Old the breath they Ride on is architecture And old lawns In...Read the rest...
Categories: change, city, introspection, life,
Form: Free verse
YET A last stock to complete the set This broker and I were well-met A modest return, but better yet There will be many others I bet With investment decisions to vet All with their appetites to whet Yet now I do...Read the rest...
Categories: betrayal, city, sad,
Form: Rhyme
The part of me That Never Lived
It is with tears in my eyes that I write these verses of hope, it is with tears in my eyes I climb the mountain of joy and stands on top of it and...Read the rest...
Categories: america, best friend, city,
Form: Narrative
Beneath The Altar
The fruit juice drips momentarily beneath the alter filling the crevices and corner, while the sound of impatient traffic rolls down the street honking horns and disrupting the peace. A strange sound starts rumbling in...Read the rest...
Categories: baptism, caregiving, city, community,
Form: Narrative

The Blazing Sun
The sun is burning intensely outside, and it is melting the passion inside, the dogs are running around gasping for breath, and throwing their frivolous bodies on the ground. They are looking for clean drinking water...Read the rest...
Categories: beauty, business, celebration, city,
Form: Narrative
Changing gears
When mankind has been using gears, levers and pulleys, For thousands of years, To speed things up, Or slow things down, To make it possible to take heavier loads uphill, And to go faster on straight roads. Then came clocks to...Read the rest...
Categories: city, 9th grade, addiction, america,
Form: Carpe Diem
Questioning the Purpose of Tomorrow's Eclipse
Ah, behold, the celestial dance, a cosmic spectacle for all to see, As the moon gracefully obscures the sun, a moment of unity. But wait, let's ponder, let's question this grand display, Is it just a celestial ballet,...Read the rest...
Categories: city, allusion, america, april, art,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Light My Soul
You march through the village with guns, missiles and rockets, and scrutinize the people, with foolish command that ravished the entire village before the break of dawn. You make appointment with the beast and spread...Read the rest...
Categories: angel, appreciation, city, community,
Form: Narrative
We have not all got what it takes to be a racing car driver
We are not all meant, for the driving of fast cars, And some will only ever be backseat drivers at best, So why do they expect us all to be able, To travel in the fast lane on...Read the rest...
Categories: city, absence, age, art, baptism,
Form: Burlesque
Just One Word
It takes just one word to move the universe when you want to converse, sometimes it takes just one word to move the elephant out of the room before the next full moon. Sometimes it’s...Read the rest...
Categories: city, adventure, business, career, celebrity,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Time
Sheila asked him “Do you have the time?” Ben answered “It’s five after two.” She responded “That is a perfectly good answer, but that is not the answer to my question.” He responded “I’m sorry, I don’t understand,...Read the rest...
Categories: city, england, extended metaphor,
Form: Personification
Winter Rainbow
Daylight breaks through the gates humming a solemn tune in my ears, here I am standing on the anxious hill gazing at the moon rotating on the hidden sphere. Its bright light sends ripples of hope...Read the rest...
Categories: america, beautiful, business, city,
Form: Narrative
Spring underneath the sheets
There is a strange heat raging outside and the sun is sitting on the other side, the wind is blowing, my spirit is glowing and Spring is igniting a fire underneath the sheets. Where did...Read the rest...
Categories: city, america, beach, beautiful, best
Form: Narrative
Premium Member The Joy of Another Day
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise!”…………… Victor Hugo Happiness,...Read the rest...
Categories: city, encouraging, happy, inspiration,
Form: Rhyme

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Definition | What is City in Poetry?

Book: Shattered Sighs