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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 TV Ads of the 50s and 60s
cuckoo for Coco Puffs Plop plop fizz fizz bibbity bobbity boo See the USA in a Chevrolet Winston tastes good Like a Knock Knock cigarette should I miss the fifties and sixties ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Free verse

Time Cries
Why must enjoyable times wither? On Sunday, the flowers flourish, Yet on Monday, they perish. Time flies To an ether unknown With weeping eyes. The lion’s groan To the lover, cries. All flesh to the bone, Which my soul denies, Prows once again, alone. ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, angst, confusion, deep, depression,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Harpist
By chance I watched a wonderful harpist play Karolyn is her name and she always makes my day Every other Sunday she’s at my favorite coffee shop She’s so good I watch her till she has to stop She...Read More
Categories: appreciation, inspiration, nostalgia, song,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member We All Had a Betsy Wetsy Doll
Betsy Wetsy was the doll we all had to have in the sixties. She drank water, and she wet, and she came with diapers. We were thrilled, watching diaper changes on TV Every Saturday morning until we were...Read More
Categories: nostalgia,
Form: Prose
Between With You
A walk in the park to climb trees and read in the branches A night spent in the grass Staring at the stars Just wishing to be higher and farther than before. Oh the aches I feel between...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, 12th grade, crush, first
Form: Free verse

nightdreams adrift the moon casting its spell of lingering perfumes carried off gently by currents of life of love of dreams and memories Submitted on January 21, 2022 for contest A STRAND (1057) sponsored by BRIAN STRAND - RANKED 1ST AP: Honorable...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, dream, life, love, memory,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sleigh Ride
I paused when seein' Ma on Santy Claus Who looked like Pa with that ol' big beer gut, But peerin' close, I seen no cause to pause 'Cause Pa ain't got but one small baby nut. January 4, 2022 Rhyme ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, romance, sensual, tribute,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Tangerine Was the Rage of the Sixties
In the sixties and early seventies, orange was the rage. Designers called it tangerine adding lemon and lime. This is when colors began tasting like fruit. We bought into it, wanting orange everything. I never got over it,...Read More
Categories: art, nostalgia,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Multi Feelings of Christmas
Christmas puts wonder and joy into my heart. I turn five when I see bubble lights on a Christmas tree. I turn ten when I roll out sugar cookies. I turn twelve when I dress up in...Read More
Categories: christmas, memory, nostalgia,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Parody of I am Henry the 8th I Am
I am windy the great I am Windy the great I am, I am to be buried in the toilet next door I got out and gassed every nose next door And everyone was a Cindy (Cindy) They never...Read More
Categories: humor, humorous, music, nostalgia,
Form: Ballad
on the year's last day
unspoken words linger unfinished conversations whisper soft gray clouds veil sullen skies a day of calm anticipates a storm Bite Size Poem #31 Poetry Contest ...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, angst, introspection, missing you,
Form: Blank verse
The statement of valediction was given But nobody ever attended the farewell Left me like maim indefensible The sense of tranquility was never there But watching you fall-asleep Made my insomniac nights serene The process of forgetting was always...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, analogy, cinderella, deep, depression,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Kids Did
Compared with us, the kids today Too little play and too much weigh. Alone indoors they snack and sit And buttons hit, while we stayed fit. We'd quickly chores and homework do, Then dash through doors to fun pursue, To basketballs...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, children, fun, growing up,
Form: Quatrain
One winter Afternoon
One cosy winter afternoon, I sat near the window, The warmth of the sun, The chilly winter wind; Nice warm blanket near me, Socks covering my feet. I sat near the window, Thinking blithe moments, Soothing it felt; Fun little glide from the past. Serene...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, anxiety, emotions, happiness, memory,
Form: Free verse
Can I return all that I owe to Persons who gave birth Persons who showed love Persons who taught good Persons who appreciated Persons who protected Persons who employed Persons who supported Persons who recognized Can I return all that I...Read More
Categories: nostalgia, appreciation, desire, farewell, feelings,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Nostalgia Poems

Definition | What is Nostalgia in Poetry?