Ode to Poetry's Comeback In The New York City Subway
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 04:46 PM
The MTA, once roundly cursed,
For removing verse
From subway trains
Is today taking pains
To announce the return of Poetry in Motion.
There was a riderly commotion
When it ended in 2008
And the MTA realized too late
That nobody cared to contemplate
The in-house promotional placards that replaced them.
And now a literate lilt has returned underground
Where can be found
Dickinson, Frost and Ezra Pound
And more besides
As a straphanger rides from Dyckman to Canarsie.
As well, you may perchance
to read a couplet by The Bard
on the back of a Metrocard.
You can scan a stanza and then swipe it through.
That's Poetry in Motion, back on a train near you.