William Weiyi Marr

Night Cruise On Lake Michigan - Poem by William Weiyi Marr

Standing on top of a skyscraper
one can no doubt pick the stars with ease
yet from here it seems more likely
that the stars descend from the sky themselves
to decorate the Magnificent Mile

Shining bright in the fabulous windows
or growing pale in the darkening sky—
what a choice

Near McCormick Place the ship turns around
farther down are ghettos
not much to see

(1991, Chicago)

Comments about Night Cruise On Lake Michigan by William Weiyi Marr

  • Bronze Star - 2,298 Points Adeline Foster (10/2/2013 5:44:00 PM)

    I like this poem, it speakes of open space. Read mine - Wide Open Spaces -
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 19, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, September 20, 2013

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