Weekly Sequential Poem
I give you the gift of poetry . . .
Photograph by Emily Isaacson
Read our weekly sequential poem . . .
They had a New York mansion, double courts,
and an aqua swimming pool. There was port
on a bar beside the water. She could
swim on warm days when the beating sun would
be high in the sky. Her pink curtained room
high under the white sloping eaves was soon
a lookout where she could spy all the way
to the rocky shore and the salty bay.
She could see the Statue of Liberty.
The Brooklyn Heights Promenade on the sea
and the six grey piers of Brooklyn Bridge Park
– LILITH STREET, LABYRINTH
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Lilith Street’s new work is a narrative poem of 11 cantos of 7 stanzas each, measured in 11 lines. It is a syllabic rhyming poem. In this small work, she is both master and prophet, describing the literary landscape. Akin to Homer in his writing of The Iliad, she recreates the figures of Helen of Troy and Achilles, telling of a war within men and women to rival the Trojan War.
Painting the anger of Achilles and his rival leadership in the underground caverns of New York, the story tells of the escape of four men from a prison in the “city that never sleeps.” They join a network of outcasts who have dug their way out into the catacombs of the underworld.