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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.

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Back Then
Smoke ‘em if you got them. Save the bottles for return. That hippie needs a haircut. What the hell’s a Lady Bird? My Christmas tree had bubble lights, My watch lit up at night. Four-bits for my gasoline And Cassius...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, break up, football, heartbreak,
Form: Rhyme

COMING BACK HOME Call of career compelled to go abroad, carrying confusion. Onward progress permitted no limitation. Memories, reminiscences in series only to ruminate. Inevitable detachment...Read More
Categories: 12th grade, nostalgia,
Form: Acrostic
My Old Friend Longing
Matt asks me how you are and I’m reminded of a life I almost lived: the one where I’d know the answer. Here she comes gliding back. She sits on my chest, runs her hands down my throat. Her...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, friend, heartbreak, heartbroken, longing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member vintage
vintage coin bank dispensing cash for tootsie rolls posted on February 28, 2021...Read More
Categories: candy, money, nostalgia, youth,
Form: Haiku
Warm Grey
I swirl my Earl Grey, guiding the line's patter, as if fishing for riches from my mind's grey matter. Nostalgia is awakened by thick, canned clam chowder. My chartreux reverberates purrs as rains get louder. Plush clouds comfort...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, cat, color, happy, light,
Form: Rhyme

The Lost Land Of Punt
Once upon a time, There was a mysterious kingdom, Full of green vegetation, Rich treasures and exotic animals. People traded gold, ebony, Ivory and frankincense, With ancient Egypt. It was a prosperous land, Thousands of years ago. But then something may have happened! In...Read More
Categories: lost, mystery, nostalgia, people,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member The Antique Shop
Like a boy let loose in a candy store so my eyes are in an antique shop. They pass over a bewildering array of items, though I have nothing particular in mind as I browse about. But there...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Light Verse
If My Tears Were a River
If my tears were a river Would they flow to the sun? Would they laugh, would they chatter And before its course run, Would they open to an ocean Holding childhood dreams? And in the tides of that ocean Could...Read More
Categories: hope, hurt, joy, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Of Dear Bygones
I regale myself with recollections of faded friends, I see their olden shadows, as we ride horseback in summer's fields of timothy, and dreams, memories of dear bygones, ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, age, dream, drink, friend,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Friendship
Did you come into my life for a Moment When a veil of friendship drifted on a breeze? With a soul's felt smile between us Did we make each other's day? Did you come into my life for a...Read More
Categories: feelings, friendship love, nostalgia,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member GOOD NIGHT
one last look at your photo as i touch the urn turn off the lights and wish you good night sweetheart i love you there’s no way i’ll ever get used to the silence that follows posted on February 23, 2021...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, grief, loneliness, longing, lost
Form: Free verse
To Smile on Yesteryear
Oh, let me be just not a dweller of the past in...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, appreciation, hope, how i
Form: Free verse
i know my tears are selfish they’re for the widow I’ve become they’re for the ache of missing you and accepting you’re in a place that’s better than my arms these tears are for the severed love and other promises we could not keep AP: 3rd place...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, death, grief, heartbroken, longing,
Form: Free verse
nothing makes me feel closer to you than a solitary seashore stroll where in rolls thick heavy mist and seagulls come to gather i think back when love reigned within the walls of our home we never wanted for anything we...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, death, grief, longing, lost
Form: Free verse
i love airports so many hotties people rush around i love airports i would prefer to sit here watching all the new people i love airports i love airports i got some coffee i’ll never be found i love airports ...Read More
Categories: appreciation, longing, lust, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Nostalgia Poems

Definition | What is Nostalgia in Poetry?