This paper will address the depiction of the countryside in the Moravian-Silesian town of Beskids while confronting it with the depiction of the city of Ostrava and the industrial region surrounding it. The paper concentrates on the poetry written around 1900, especially by Petr Bezruč, Čeněk Ostravický and M. Kurt, exploring how both sceneries are pictured in the authors’ works, the differences between them, and the main contrasts in shaping both sceneries in the poetic works. In addition the paper will consider the poems’ mimetic representation and symbolization. To a lesser extent, the paper will relate these points to formal aspects in the poets’ works and their position in literary history. Furthermore, the paper will consider the broader context of poetry linked to the region of Ostrava.