Cityscape


Cityscape ( istock photo)

Feeling jaded today and this poem reflects my mood. I have posted it on One Shot Wednesday – thank goodness One Stop Poetry keeps me grinding along.

Cityscape
Architectural hubris,
Thrusting concrete and glass
Dwarfing the merely human to
Wander at their feet, buffeted by
Skyscraper generated gales .
Constant shadow stalks ground level,
Cast by blind-eyed walls.
Streets where ambition walks
And greed prevails.
Dry mouths stretch in
Endless howl for
Lost souls.

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About SallyJ

I am a writer and a poet.
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12 Responses to Cityscape

  1. We all have days of urban bleakness caught well here

  2. brian says:

    the dry mouthed howl…nice touch of the feel of a city at times…well written and evocative…

  3. Dan says:

    Unreal City,
    Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
    A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
    I had not thought death had undone so many.
    Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
    And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
    Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
    To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
    With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.

    TS Eliot – The Wasteland (I.60-68)

  4. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    Oh I like this piece, Sally, excellent.

  5. Chris G. says:

    A haunting testament to the bleak rise of the urban sprawl…it can indeed feel quite draining, these things wrought of man’s own arrogance and need, no? May be wrought of a poor mood, but a wonderful write regardless, very image intensive.

  6. sparrowsong says:

    “Streets where ambition walks”

    For some reason, that line is really captivating to me.

    • SallyJ says:

      Glad you like it – it makes me feel good that my grouping of simple words can mean something to someone else. Thank you for commenting.

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