Diane Hine

Silver Star - 4,143 Points (25 July 1956)

Knockout New York - Poem by Diane Hine

old gold and
cubist verve splash
kinetic towers,
oscillating in an
ululating synergy
that quickens their skeletal frames.

Neck braces and steel corsets curb the
exuberance of artfully constrained,
well-heeled, sky-scraping individualists.

Youngsters at heart, they sing sibilantly to each
other but never rub shoulders, thus avoiding the
risk of a knock-out dance routine. Still they can't help but sway-
kitsch neon, old gold and cubist verve splash kinetic towers.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

a pentadectina refrain

Comments about Knockout New York by Diane Hine

  • Valerie Dohren (2/6/2013 9:43:00 AM)

    Very cleverly constructed. Paints a picture of city life. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/6/2013 7:29:00 AM)

    nice poem to read! it is quite hard to post comments and write poems in the PH since morning! so I make the comment short! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Poem Edited: Sunday, February 2, 2014

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