The City Poetic

The city poetic –
not aggrandised voice,
its rhythm false.
Speak unspoken!
Dance the lines unblanked!

The city poetic –
sing silence from
the unstaged page,
the rhythm riv’ring through.
A river, undictated.

The city poetic –
within the ink-blue ‘glyphs
the meaning makes no gestures
for to saw the vacant air.
The temperance is all.

All ink-blue meaning;
rhythm riv’ring;
unstaged, silent song –
to dance between the lines
is to voice th’city poetic!


Image creditTony Howell

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