The views are 1) Times Square at night; 2) Manhattan Skyline from the Brooklyn Bridge; 3) New York's Finest, the ultimate Urban Cowboys; 4) Frederick Remington's "Stampede", showing the ultimate Rural Cowboys ; 5) the Yellowstone Skyline from Fishing Bridge just downstream of the Lake at dawn, and finally 6) an awesome bloom of wildflowers in front of Montana's Red Eagle Mountain.
Skyscrapers tall, 'gainst Subways race,
Down Lexington; past Sutton Place;
Graffiti Artists spray, deface,
Yet Wall Street may, vast Sums, erase;
Off-Broadway Shows stay fast apace,
With Uptown Churches full of Grace;
Brownstones, in Rows, crowd ev'ry Space,
While Doormen, proud, the Homeless chase;
Jammed,Times Square, loud, glows in your Face;
Damned, hustling, Yankees stole a Base;
Judge Crater scrammed without a Trace;
Still, Central Park's there just in Case,
For New York's bustling Populace.
Oh Knickerbockers; Gramercy;
From Harlem to the Battery;
E'er Ellis Island; Liberty;
'The City' has much Heart, you see;
Fair Music, Art and History,
Each Theatre's worth the Entrance Fee;
Fine Restaurants; grand shopping Spree,
Hotels, Arcades, a Gallery,
Amusements to the nth Degree,
All flavored by Ethnicity;
So savored, why? Diversity!
A Pity, though, I must decree,
'Montana's where I'd rather be!'
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© Howard B. Eskin 1997