Saturday, April 12, 2014

Our Wonderful World: The Empire State Building

Details of my Poetry Month Project can be found here.


The Empire State Building

A peach kabob1
A home for gods2
At the very tip
Kong loses his grip3

Fourth in height4
Icon of might5
Symmetrically planned
Art deco-ly grand6

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2014

1 In the book James and the Giant Peach, the peach ends its journey with a great squelch atop the pinnacle of the Empire State Building.

2 In Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series, Mount Olympus is the Empire State Building.

3 King Kong tried to escape his captors by climbing the Empire State Building, but it didn't work out the way he planned.

4 In North America...for the time being.

5 The nickname of the state of New York is "The Empire State," a reference to its wealth and resources.

The Empire State Building's art deco style is typical of pre-WWII architecture in New York City.

Carol's "Edgewalk" from yesterday's CN Tower is a must-read at Carol's Corner.

Kevin annotated his poem for today, "Empires Rise and Fall," on Poetry Genius. (He is one, by the way.)

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