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By Guillaume Lussier-Dulude (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons

After inserting the Gherkin at the end of “Now here is something to marvel at…“, I had a whim to write a poem for each season featuring an architectural icon. I have yet to follow through on this idea, but “The Character Building” (posted this time last year) re-engaged with landmark structures.

Like “Now here…“, the poem “The Character Building” is actually about the everyday and picayune that is often passed over for the dazzling and iconic.

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the Shard in tall majestic glints

the architecture of its age

success of Empire State

and iconic like

 

afloat in grand isolation

there is also

an island set on a

raft of mahogany loss

 

a wall hit and under constant repair

encircles the floor

about which nobody knows

a floor matted with digested grasses

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