"The Spry Metropolis" Recitation by Jake

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''The Spry Metropolis'' by David Hart Tower, buzz and scurry Oh great resilient city Ahoy! Alive. Scrambl...
''The Spry Metropolis'' by David Hart Tower, buzz and scurry Oh great resilient city Ahoy! Alive. Scramble bustle earth's ethnicities On lurid quests-- A pendulum of tantric turmoil and Blessed harmony Quixotic city--brash, Sangfroid merotomized and Chrematistic--metro nonpareil. See a myriad melange of Tortured splenetic Souls and great spirits Noble and soothfast Great city, your hecatombs Of underground trains Roar scream in Hodge-podge graffiti attire Fat fuming brattling buses Grunt their huffpuffs, And nervous cars scissorcut Impatiently betwixt tarred and Cemented streets August and capacious Ferruminated grey glass and steel Towers--Aeeries in obeisance to the Heavens, erupt in anabasis at the azure Pearly welkin, Humming diapasons of marvelous Melismatic tunes A gallimaufry of cacaphony and Sweet sounds--the Great Metropolis persistently Thrives. Streets adorned with sylph fashion Models, conute churls, street recrement--dazed and forgotten men, Enticing shuck and jive Blandishing street vendors, Natty brujo business gentry With their helotry on a Ferris wheel of daily Triumphs and defeats and Cheeky mendicants Shuffle along allegro vivace Howling chorus songs amidst a Torrent of raining dollars and Coins floating in the skies over The brazen metropolis. Snuffling restaurants like hives Humbuzz the grandiloquence, Pithy slang and sententious Persiflage of the day. A truly syncratic parley Of passions sentient Of crimes basilic Of arts sacerdotal and gratuitous Of fashions arabesque and outre Of plays frivolous and profound Of music sericeous and truculent Of money pursuits solonic Of loves ascendant and descentdant Of rejections mournful and joyous An e'er persisting cha-cha-cha and Boogie-woogie of the fierce Bustling bubbling bold city, Pendulumming pandaemoniums and Resolutions, day Upon pertinatious day. David John Hart 2003 USA Vocabulary: merotimize-to divide into parts; welter-turmoil; sangfroid-extraordinary self-possession esp. under strain; chrematistic-rel. to wealth accumulation; splenetic-moody/morose/bad tempered; soothfast-true/genuine/truthful; hecatombs-many; capacious-spacious; ferruminate-to solder or join together; aeerie-nests of predatory birds/houses situated on high; anabasis-a going up or marching up; welkin-sky; diapason-bursts of harmonious sounds; melismatic- rel. to melodic embellishments or ornamentations; gallimaufry-medley/mixture/jumble; sylph-slender woman with graceful carriage; cornute-horned; churl-cranky person; recrement-leftovers; blandish- to wheedle/flatter/cajole; natty-neatly trim/spruce/smart/dapper; brujo-sorcerer/witch doctor; helotry-serfs/slaves; mendicant-n.-beggar/panhandler; allegro-mus. fast; vivace-Ital. lively; brattle-v.to rattle/clatter noislily; brash- impetuous; snuffle-v.-to breathe noisily; sententious-pithy; persiflage-frivolous banter; syncratic-blending of or combining of different things; parley-discourse; basilic-lowly/base; sentient-capable of feeling; sacerdotal-priestly; arabesque-something fanciful/ornamental; outre-out of the common limits; sericeous-silky; truculent-fierce/savage/ferocious; solonic-sweeping drastic measures; e'er-poetic-ever; pertinaceous-persistent