New York City

Written for:  Poetic Asides November 2017 Chapbook Challenge – Day 13
Pick a city and make that the title of your poem; then write your poem.

This city’s skyline shines in pretty
sapphire and white lighting up night. Women
and men, arm in arm, stroll in wonder
’round the skating rink, Rockefeller Center, where
a giant spruce awaits its debut. This is my
favorite place in Winter, watching skaters glide, secrets
whispered on ice as partners whirl. The rink lies
at center wreathed by shops of costly Christmas gifts
and fancy gold-wrapped chocolates. Only one section
of diverse delights in New York City.

(End line words taken from Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou
“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies”)

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to New York City

  1. Now I won’t be able to walk by the Rockefeller Center without thinking of your poem. Who knows, one of these days, we might run into each other.


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