Saturday, December 13, 2014


Times Square (Credit: Frankie242 /

"Heartless, Godless, Hell's delight;
Rude by day and lewd by night;
Bedwarfed the man, o'ergrown the brute,
Ruled by boss and prostitute;
Purple-robed and pauper-clad,
Raving, rotting, money-mad;
A squirming herd in mammon's mesh,
A wilderness of human flesh;
Crazed with avarice, lust and rum,
New York, thy name's 'Delirium.'"
Byron Rufus Newton, "Owed to New York," in I Speak of the City


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