Greetings Everyone from the beautiful city of Orlando, Florida!
Home to Disney World, palm trees, and Jilly, your host for this week’s edition of Poetics.
Not all of us live in cities; some live in towns, medium or small, and others live in villages or hamlets. Many beautiful people reside in the country, a place demarcated by simple crossroads.
However we define the community in which we live, let’s write about a city, town or village that inspires us! It might be the place you live right now, or someplace from your past. Or maybe it is a city or town that you would like to visit or live. It could be real or imaginary; it could be your hometown that no longer looks like it did in your childhood memories.
One of the most famous city poems is Chicago, by Carl Sandburg. Here’s the familiar opening stanza:
“Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
City of the Big Shoulders:”
Source: Poetry Foundation
Whatever the location, write a poem about your ‘city’ of choice, preferably referencing the name.
Challenge yourself to a little Urban Renewal in your writing.
Have a listen to Huey Lewis & the News for a US tour of cities. It’ll get your blood, and hopefully your fingers, twitching!
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Have fun, y’all!