I'm going to break away from traditional poetry for a day and do "music as poetry"--because I do think some songs can count as poems
Bob Dylan, "Chimes of Freedom"
For some reason, it's ridiculously hard to find a version of Dylan singing this, so here's the Byrds:
Far between sundown's finish and midnight's broken toll
We ducked inside the doorway, as thunder went crashing
As majestic bells of bolts struck shadows in the sounds
Seeming to be the chimes of freedom flashing
Flashing for the warriors whose strength is not to fight
Flashing for the refugees on the unarmed road of flight
And for each and ev'ry underdog soldier in the night
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.
Of course, I think a lot of Dylan's stuff is pure poetry, but that's just one example.
Emmylou Harris, "The Pearl"
Oh, the dragons are gonna fly tonight
They're circling low and inside tonight
It's another round in the losing fight
Out along the great divide tonight
We are aging soldiers in an ancient war
Seeking out some half remembered shore
We drink our fill and still we thirst for more
Asking if there's no heaven, what is this hunger for?
Our path is worn, our feet are poorly shod
We lift up our prayer against the odds
And fear the silence is the voice of God, of God, of God
Over the Rhine, "Jesus in New Orleans" (Also, I could listen only to Karin Bergquist's voice for the rest of my life and die a happy woman)
The last time I saw Jesus
I was drinking Bloody Marys in the South
In a barroom in New Orleans
Rinsin’ out the bad taste in my mouth
She wore a dark and faded blazer
With a little of the lining hanging out
When the jukebox played Miss Dorothy Moore
I knew that it was him without a doubt