Poetry in Motion

New York

Lady Liberty

Nathalie Handal

Lady Liberty

                 All stars lead to this city,
  she’s an angel unfolding midnight
            a river of invisible trumpets
                 and sidewalks of moons,
                                 she’s the blues
                           drunk on the light
                       commuting with love
                                    on a sailboat
                                      that’s found
                             the perfect island.

"Lady Liberty" by Nathalie Handal. Reprinted with permission of the author. 
New York View (2014) © Olimpia Zagnoli.
Commissioned by MTA Arts & Design.