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Awaking In New York

Rating: 3.3

Curtains forcing their will
against the wind,
children sleep,
exchanging dreams with
seraphim. The city
drags itself awake on
subway straps; and
I, an alarm, awake as a
rumor of war,
lie stretching into dawn,

unasked and unheeded.
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Ramesh Rai 21 February 2012

A lovely poem. i do not find appropriate word to praise

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Mishack Mchunu 27 January 2012


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Susan Williams 30 December 2015

Can anyone say a bad word about Maya's writings, her heart, her soul? I do not think I would like to meet the person who could- they may be the monsters that wait in the wings of history

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Stephen W 01 May 2014

Quite a nice poem. A shock, coming from her.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 11 October 2020

The poem is subtle in portraying the alienation and existential crisis which it does not speak about in reality.

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Theadore 27 December 2018

Please someone tell me the year. I need to know for a school assignment.

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Theadore 27 December 2018

What year was this written in? I've been searching for the year it was made and haven't been able to find anything.

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hgjkfbgeuir 23 April 2018

its great and i like it i lived in new york im grat youre great we are reat yas yaay kewl

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Theadore 27 December 2018

Do you know what year this great poem was written? I need to know for a school assignment.

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bob ross 27 February 2018

this is amazing art piece

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