We're nearing the end of National Poetry Month and our poetry challenge, in which we asked you to send in your best, original, tweet-length poems inspired by each of the boroughs.
And start sending in your submissions for the final week: Queens. Just tweet your poem with the hashtag #NYcityverse, and we may feature it online or on the air.
True Manhattanites either can't afford to live in the belly button of the world, or can't afford not to. #NYcityverse— Mindcite (@Mindcite_US) April 21, 2017
Manhattan, my island.— Sarah Z (@morah_sarah) April 21, 2017
Everywhere else walks too slowly.
And their streets don't smell of subway, urine, pretzels and halal.#NYcityverse
Manhattan:— Wyman Meers (@Why_Man52) April 20, 2017
Man That Cannot be mine.
Skyline, ground-bound i adore
too Brilliant to be held, so Brilliant to behold! #nycityverse
My Isle. Palms made of glass & stone. Rooftop beaches tan my skin. LED stars light ur sky. My native land. #NYcityverse— Cindy Gonzalez (@CinfullyMe) April 20, 2017
570 Lex, A Haiku...Escher planes skyward/Flaming radio goddess/Broadcasts future, past. #NYcityverse— richard sanna (@Seftons_Locker) April 19, 2017
Walking dog, bag in hand. A cold winter's kiss. I scoop a warm embrace. #NYcityverse— nathaniel (@nattygarb) April 18, 2017