city like poetry

A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines. The island of Manhattan is without any doubt the greatest human concentrate on earth, the poem whose magic is comprehensible to millions of permanent residents but whose full meaning will always remain elusive.

— E. B. White

via What Makes a Great City: E.B. White on the Poetics of New York | Brain Pickings.

Happy Anniversary to me. This makes 19 years in New Yawk City!
We look beautiful together in this elusiveness ~