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Cities: Poems for Kids

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September 07, 2018

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The following poems about cities are appropriate for young people.

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Pedestrian” by Samuel Amadon
I am a walker. I follow the sun as it angles…

In the City” by Chen Chen
These bridges are a feat of engineering…

[London, my beautiful]” by F. S. Flint
London, my beautiful…

9th and 2nd” by Joy Ladin
I’m alive you say…

From a Bridge Car” by Elias Lieberman
River inscrutable, river mysterious…

New York at Night” by Amy Lowell
A near horizon whose sharp jags…

The City’s Love” by Claude McKay
For one brief golden moment rare like wine…

The Tropics of New York” by Claude McKay
Bananas ripe and green, and ginger root

The City Outside My Ear” by Michael Luis Medrano
A Minnesota poet…

August Morning, Upper Broadway” by Alicia Ostriker
As the body of the beloved is a window…
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In a Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound
The apparition of these faces in the crowd…

The Cities Inside Us” by Alberto Ríos
We live in secret cities…

Mustard Flowers” by Ajmer Rode
If you see an old man sitting alone…
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Sharks’ Teeth” by Kay Ryan
Everything contains some…

Passers-by” by Carl Sandburg
Passers-by…

Prayers of Steel” by Carl Sandburg
Lay me on an anvil, O God…

I Am Alive in Los Angeles!” by Mike Sonksen
I am alive in Los Angeles…

Composed Upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802” by William Wordsworth
Earth has not anything to show more fair…


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