Written for: dVerse Poets, Poetics: Night-time Panorama (posted by Kim)
The challenge is to write a poem about a city at night, using the photograph as a starting point. You can write about your own city, one you have visited or lived in previously, a city you would love to go to or just write about what you see in the picture. I don’t mind if it’s an ancient city or one from fiction. But it must be at night.
Marquees flash neon lights,
Broadway lit on darkest nights.
News streams `round waist
of buildings, like ticker-tape.
Glorious blue beacon tops
Empire State, Chrysler Building
dressed in art deco gold. New York City
wakes to evening.