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Moran Incended

denny ranier
If this, our Rome, evades destruction,
Let seven times our seven-hilled
Seattle glory! Though every mountain
Is toppled, every valley filled –
The county’s cussing heights on First Hill
Has heard from Renton Hill a passel
Of claxons sound to Yesler Hill;
And come just now from Denny Hill
I see, though flaming Capitol Hill
Defers its head to Queen Anne Hill
For sun and air, still Beacon Hill
Presents Rainier to all Seattle….
Can such a view survive the day?
What hills will tell no eye can say!


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says:

    Splendid way to exploit a rigid rhyme-scheme by thumping hard against its constraints.

  2. Quin Finnegan says:

    “Every mountain toppled …” You don’t know how right you are! Or maybe you do. In any case, here’s the dope on the Denny Regrade:,_Seattle

    Quite frankly, I think it was a poor decision. If we had real political leadership in this town, we might be able to make it look the way God intended.

    Now I’m incended.

  3. Jonathan Potter says:

    You three-sonnet-posting mofo!

    Nice work. Now how are the illustrations coming along?

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