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The New York Times Requested New York Poetry for a Public Submission

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Apr 29, 2014 • References: nytimes and refinery29
New York is easy to fall in love just the way it is, but now that the New York Times has requested haiku poetry submissions from the general public, the driving force that is New York is simply unstoppable.

The magazine asked locals to flex their poetic muscles by capturing one of six themes: the island, strangers, solitude, commuting, 6 a.m., and acts of kindness. An overwhelming amount of submissions were received—2,800 to be exact—capturing a day in the life of the Big Apple.

Various poems discuss the solace of nighttime, while others capture small moments between tourists, locals and even friends. A vivid picture is painted in no more than three lines, which if you're a local acts as a reminder of how special the city is aside from its gripes.