CITY AT NIGHT


CITY AT NIGHT

 

Monolithic towers, painted structures,

Pattern in light.

Random forms displayed,

This is the city at night.

 

Monochromatic energy

Against a velvet sky,

On and off by chance

Never saying why

 

Pulsing with a life

Seldom seen, but right

At one with wind and sky

For this is the city at night

 

Sometimes playing in the clouds

Daily throbbing with the crowds

A living, working life

Glowing with compelling light

Alive for many to use,

For this is the city at night.

 

In canyons dark and deep

In the wind and rain and cold

There are those with no place to sleep

And some who just grow old

 

Some are full of love

And others filled with fright

But it always claims its own

The awesome city at night

 

 

R.M.Livingston  1971
 


Comments:
 
StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 3/2/2009 4:57:22 PM
You describe the city at night so well. Many a tale to tell the city has, and I always thought the night had more to say than the day. This reminds me of the song "You Belong To The City" by Glen Frey.

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