Glen Kappy

Gold Star - 36,529 Points (June 30,1948 / New York, NY USA)

Just 15th Street - Poem by Glen Kappy

from 'While Passing Through'/Summer

It was just 15th Street
till liquid copper

spilled
from roofs

ran
down scroll and scallop

blessed
the window glass and sills

and flooded
blacktop, tires, feet.

Then darkness came as usual
to 15th Street.

Topic(s) of this poem: city, light, summer, summer time , sunset, transformation

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Just 15th Street by Glen Kappy

  • Valsa George (7/25/2017 1:45:00 AM)


    The comparison of twilight to liquid copper slowly flooding the surroundings and then dying out, paving way to darkness is so beautiful here! (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (7/25/2017 6:51:00 AM)

    thank you, valsa. i thought you'd like it as i did your haiku about sunset. sunrise and sunset, with their long shadows, are my favorite times of day. -glen

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  • Laurie Van Der Hart (1/12/2017 3:35:00 PM)


    Stunning image, Glen. Such a clever way to put across the transformation, the momentary beauty. Great poem. (Report) Reply

    Glen Kappy (1/12/2017 6:12:00 PM)

    wow! thank you, laurie. this is a poem i first drafted when i was nineteen or twenty but didn't finish until maybe five years ago. sometimes they take a while; i'm guessing you have this experience as well. -glen

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 9, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, January 13, 2017


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