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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 roaming into the past - Ephemera
I like roaming thrift stores full of worthless things lost treasures that I can hold within my hands and mind capturing a time gone for a pretty hand painted cup a collectible or a relic from the past I love the old...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Abandoned Farm in Northern Victoria
For decades, motor cars have driven past in haste, eyes not straying far from the highway to where, set back and obscured by scrub, an abandoned farm is slowly succumbing to rot. I catch a glimpse of an old cart out front and stop. Nothing moves...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia, absence, farm, identity, loss,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To which image should we cling?
Trailing clouds of glory do we come The magical moments of childhood When we felt at one with the universe Spinning dizzily with delight Or with more of horrible and awful That even to name is sorrowful Bound helplessly with flu...Read the rest...
Categories: family, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Felix the Wonderful Cat
Theme song to Felix the cat went like this in the sixties. Felix the cat The wonderful wonderful cat Whenever he is in a fix, He’ll get into his magic tricks! There is more. You can look the other words...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member I want to be Top Cat
When I grow up I want to be a mommy Lucy said. I want to be a TV salesman said our classmate Ed I want to be TOP CAT, I told them, in absolute glee He was the...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme



Premium Member Jetsons Were Ahead of their Time
Jetson’s TV show was out of sight We could barely wait to see it on Saturday night No wait, it was in the morning, well anyway This high-tech family really made our day They showed face time before it...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mushroom Picking
In the cool of an autumn morning my father and his friend, Jimmy Kerin, would go mushroom picking in paddocks way out past the last suburban fence. I would tag along not to pick but feel the freedom of...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia, autumn, dad, memory, mother,
Form: Free verse
Yesterday
Looking at the past, Thinking of what I thought will last. Thinking of what happened before., Knowing that the future will be a bore. I sincerely hope and pray, That my tomorrow is better than yesterday. ...Read the rest...
Categories: anxiety, dark, future, nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member To Which Image Should We Cling
Nostalgia, my sometimes-friend, an unwavering realist, visits from time to time with a flood of memories centering around the polar opposites that were~~Daddy. This daughter's mind's eye clearly sees the tired man who would...Read the rest...
Categories: father daughter, forgiveness, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Cebu City
City of Cebu Vibrant city, southern part Place that heal our heart....Read the rest...
Categories: beautiful, missing you, nostalgia,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Old Church Revisited
The space is smaller than what was measured by memory, the stained glass windows much less vibrant compared to what glowed brightly in the light of back then. The pews have been worn down to bare wood...Read the rest...
Categories: memory, nostalgia, religion, spiritual,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Verve
Oh, the 1990's, songs by Seattle grunge, and boy band's romanticism. Daughter was a cheerleader beauty, blonde effervescence. Petite strength, with her smile of enthusiasm, tossed up in adolescent flight.. Friday night varsity football games, roaring bonfire for the Homecoming in October's night of a...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia, 7th grade, 8th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member That was Then, This is Now
Turn up the radio and ... It's the same ol' situation, The same songs, same band That raised my generation That was then, this is now Nothing's changed but my age, And four numbers, somehow On a calendar's page ... It...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia, age, appreciation, fun, music,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member That Was Then, This Is Now
That was then, When, I played with a doll, And used a pretend phone to make a call. I had a favorite stuffed dog, And had fun chasing a slimy, green frog. I played dress up, And drank from a sippy cup. I...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia, child, growing up, memory,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member what is a landline
What is a land line? I asked twenty-seven third graders. None of them knew, it was an antiquated term in 2022. I told them that if they had phones that stayed in one spot… That is a landline,...Read the rest...
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Rhyme

Specific Types of Nostalgia Poems

Definition | What is Nostalgia in Poetry?


Book: Shattered Sighs