Saturday, January 17, 2015

City After Dark


after dark
the city speaks a different language 
of lights and shadows

casting a glow
on neon dreams

hearts beat faster and faster
chasing after new heights

the skyline seems within reach

never look back --
only up


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I hope you enjoy my poem and photos of New York City at night. I took them on Park Avenue as I was walking towards Grand Central to catch my train home. You can see the MetLife building in the first photo and the Chrysler building in the second. I do love the spark and glow of city lights! Have a great week ahead! xx 

29 comments:

  1. oh so true - every place shows its different side at night.
    lovely poem and photos - i particularly like the black and white one.

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  2. I do agree, the city lights of NYC or other big cities can be beautiful & awe-inspiring really. Indeed the city speaks a different language at night than during the day. And, I like the words about not looking back, but looking UP.

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  3. i like those last lines....not looking back only up....there is good wisdom in that....and the night has an edge after dark...and the contrast between light and dark certainly is more evident...smiles.

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  4. this was nice... even for a country mouse... you made it warm and inviting

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  5. These photos are outstanding, making the little lights in te dark truly seem like something to be climbed: "hearts beat faster and faster / chasing after new heights"
    like mine did on once a year visits. Neon dreams can come true if we don't look back--this poem also paints the dizzying dangers of height.

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  6. Up is the way to be, or forward to so you don't run into one of those big buildings lol great shots

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  7. I walked on that part of the city ~ Look up, a very good attitude to have to survive the urban jungle ~

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  8. There is a special delight in the light of a city at night.. I guess looking up is a thrill... I can only imagine.

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  9. Parole ed immagini perfette per descrivere luogo e sensazioni,cara Loredana! Buona settimana ! Abbraccio,Rita.

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  10. A perfect trip through the city at night as we try to spin our dreams....loved the verse and the pictures Loredana!

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  11. Cities look so beautiful, all lit up at night. Loved this glimpse of New York.

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  12. I just loved the simplicity and depth achieved in this telling piece Loredana - very refreshing ands just up my street... With Best Wishes Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  13. YES! YES! YES! Both literally and metaphorically. Lovely work, Loredana.

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  14. I do enjoy both - poem and photo! I particularly like the first stanza which reminded me of how different Hong Kong feels at night.

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  15. Yes, very much enjoyed both photos and words.

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  16. You have captured how I feel when I go into the city.
    ZQ

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  17. I like that, "never look back, only up," it captures a the spirit of striving for something just out of reach.

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  18. Great photos, and lovely poem to accompany them. The skyline does seem in reach, doesn't it? And yet...

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  19. Oh this is nice. I enjoyed both your words and photos, Loredana. I have not been to New York City--yet, but I hope to see it...especially at night!

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  20. I personally just love taking nocturnal walks into the city. It is just so calming to see those busy streets all calm

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  21. You really caught that city mentality.

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  22. The photos are great. Thanks for these. The city is like no other and you captured this well in your poem. It was nice reading about N.Y. I haven't been there in many years.

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  23. absolutely tantalizing to the senses!

    you've written of one of my favorite subjects...the city lights at night.

    aren't they amazing? they always motivate new poetry for me, new ideas. dreamy things, they are.

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  24. Photos - amazing! Big city and light - what can be better in cold and short winter days!

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  25. Always better to be lying in the gutter and looking at the stars than vice versa...in bed is even nicer ;)

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  26. I absolutely LOVE NYC at night, and this poem is wonderful, Loredana!
    Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend.

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  27. Such a beautiful poem! I love it!
    And I love your pics of NYC. I have yet to visit this gorgeous city and I cannot wait. Maybe Keith and I will make it this year :)
    I have been absent from the blogging world for a while and now I need to catch up :) How are you, how had the new year been for you so far?
    Have a wonderful day!
    Beate

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