April is National Poetry Month. To honor the occasion, we have a borough-by-borough poetry challenge. Here's how it works: every week, we'll name a borough and you send us your best, original, tweet-length poems inspired by that borough.
Week One: The Bronx! Read some Bronx-inspired poems below, and start sending in your submissions for Week Two: BROOKLYN. Just tweet your poem with the hashtag #NYcityverse, and we may feature it online or on the air.
Mythology of a century turned;— Wyman Meers (@Why_Man52) April 6, 2017
by a Bronxed bite of the Big Apple,
proffered by a serpentine D train.#nycityverse
Da Bronx, a colonial burough— Gabriel 🦀 Bogart (@gabriel_bogart) April 6, 2017
Once brimmed with Siwanoy fellows
Then came a ship
On a conquering trip
Ironically now it's Latino#nycityverse
The Bronx, thought expendable, thru 70's anguish, proved tough. Reborn on solid rock, made of sterner stuff, totally dependable #NYCityverse— Lois Harr (@loisharr) April 6, 2017
E 161 St & River Rd, the center of the Bronx for me, where roamed the mighty giants from Ruth, DiMaggio & Mantle to Reggie. #nycityverse.— judith dorphley (@Dorphley) April 6, 2017
Where politicians once stood in rubble, there's now talk of a real estate bubble. #NYcityverse— Charles Sahm (@charlessahm) April 7, 2017
After 30 years I left the crumbling money mountains of Manhattan For some space to breathe in Bronx— Steve Conte (@SteveConteNYC) April 7, 2017
It's all uphill from here#nycityverse
#NYcityverse City Island, 2’s last stop, Orchard Beach, home of Hip Hop; The Gardens, the Zoo,The Yankees, you; Leave the Bronx? No Thonx!— Joe Bellacero (@Jbellacero) April 9, 2017