concrete jungle thrives arteries stream with cultures microorganisms teem busily from bugholes colonize shifting surface
W3 poetry prompt
This poem was written for Jaideep Khanduja’s W3 prompt, which was:
- Form: Tanka (5-7-5-7-7 syllables);
- Must include:
- The phrase “Concrete jungle”
- The poetic device of personification
- Goal: To bring attention to the beauty and complexities of urban landscapes through the traditional Japanese poetic form of the tanka.
- Feel free to use the free image of New York City to the right (click on it for the full sized version)
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24 thoughts on “Cultures, or: Colonies”
This city is alive in so many ways– love it!
💕🙏🏻 Sarah 🙏🏻💕
That’s a very clever tanka!💫
❤️🙏🏻 Deepthy 🙏🏻❤️
We have a lot of bug holes compromising the structures of many of the valued Brutalist tower blocks here! 🐜 Concrete loves wildlife 😁🧡
💞🙏🏻 Lesley 🙏🏻💞
This just swarms with energy and busyness- like a city!
💜🙏🏻 Deanna 🙏🏻💜
And I’m reading this as if the city was a giant infection incubating bugs!! ick!
💚🙏🏻 Muri 🙏🏻💚
I love the word picture you created with this one.
💙🙏🏻 Molly 🙏🏻💙
Great imagery David 🙂
🤍🙏🏻 Ange 🙏🏻🤍
Brilliant descriptors ✍💙💫🌟
🖤🙏🏻 thanks, D. A. 🙏🏻🖤
arteries stream with cultures–exactly! (K)
💟🙏🏻 Kerfe 🙏🏻💟
I think both
Colonies of Cultures
In a host Country
💖🙏🏻 Abi 🙏🏻💖 ~ excellent 👌
Thank you Poet❤
Nicely done David
💓🙏🏻 Sadje 🙏🏻💓