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Nostalgia Poems | Examples of Nostalgia Poetry

Nostalgia Poems - Examples of all types of nostalgia poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for nostalgia.
Premium Member Generation Gap
The generation gap is wider than it's ever been Not enamored of LGBTQ you never will fit in And then there's good old BLM ...Read More
Categories: age, nostalgia, youth,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Lil Ole Lady From Pasadena
In but a few notes in the seventies, I recognized The Beach Boys Little Ole Lady from Pasadena inspired me to push petal to the metal. I had never wanted to be in California, and now I...Read More
Categories: music, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Did You Enjoy It
Off-season training running, lifting weights Grueling workouts we loved to hate Pre-season practices 10 pushups per lay-up missed Wind sprints...Read More
Categories: basketball, high school, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
When Last the Lilacs Blossomed There
When last the lilacs blossomed there Outside my childhood home The losses I would come to bear Were hitherto unknown When last the lilacs blossomed there Beneath the shady elm To sweet star jasmine’s scent compared They did so underwhelm When last...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, childhood, flower, garden, memory,
Form: Rhyme
erased by each night we have been counting the days --- where are those stars gone? 02 February 2023 ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Haiku

Violet Checkered Box
Jewellery, stylish pens, paper hearts, nostalgic figurines, Memories of holidays spent in my grandmother's place, Cherishing purple checker box with snowflakes, praying for same things....Read More
Categories: nostalgia, art, christmas, grandmother, holiday,
Form: Sijo
Premium Member I Remember Those Days
At the annual scarecrow contest I saw a guitar loving boho scarecrow She was whimsical, fun, and she reminded me of happier times She was wearing a seventies shirt. I almost expected folk music. Who made this one?...Read More
Categories: age, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member She Rocks Eigthties Hair
One more thing, he told me She rocks eighties hair Eighties hair! I had to wrack my brain trying to remember eighties hair. The second I saw her it all came flooding back. Teased up, pulled out, fluffy, puffy,...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member BYLINY the form
ADOLESCENT SCENES during the Forties I was just a lad growing up was not so bad Summer evenings lengthened long clambered trees...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Verse
Sunday sounds like- A child's laughter, that can bring a smile Memories of someone You haven't seen in a while A day that is flying by so fast So gleeful and pure One that you're gonna miss, for sure Sunday is...Read More
Categories: appreciation, creation, freedom, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Collecting Pictures
A photo your mind's eye took Captured by a long, hard stare Like "a painting in a book" To re-visit memories there ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dedicated to the real Malka Mai. Inspired by Malka, by Mirjam Pressler. Ch. 12, pg. 96. SPEAK,...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, books, childhood, holocaust, imagery,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member I Shoulda Seen It Comin'
One day when I was in grammar school while sitting in my class I noticed that my young attractive teacher She had a very cute heart-shaped style a.. Every time she walked on by strutting...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Haibun
The Old Port
I like the old buildings, the weathered brick, the worn down doorsteps sanded by a century of shuffling feet, the musty smells from old bond stores and hotel cellars wafting up through grates along the street. I like the defiance of the old...Read More
Categories: home, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Service with a Smile
Service, service with a smile nary a howl or a scowl At gas stations, supermarkets at restaurants across the land America's Service was its...Read More
Categories: america, business, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Lynette Loves the Seventies
Lynette was attached to the ambiance of the seventies. She had a shag rug with large loops and flecks of silver. Bulb like globs floated in her six lava lamps. She replaced her accelerator pedal with a weird...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Nostalgia Poems

Definition | What is Nostalgia in Poetry?