Thursday, November 22, 2012

Autumn (Haikus) in New York

Following my self-proclaimed tradition, I write five haikus during each season, attempting to capture nature's beauty in pictures and words.  Since we've lived in New York City, I have written haikus about Central Park scenes during spring and summer.  I decided to explore parks closer to our Lower Manhattan home for autumn inspiration.  May the images and poetic 17-syllables add pleasure to your fall day, with special Thanksgiving wishes to those of you celebrating the holiday.

silenced gaslights seek
illumination amidst
flaming companions

sadly, the Busy
ignore our invitations
to stop, sit, to breathe

you eat much more than 
  you squirrel away, consumed by
the present moment

unrestrained redness
bursts across the landscape in
giddy cheerfulness
(Hudson River Park)

reflective stillness 
interrupted by City's
persistent presence 
(Battery Park)


  1. Love the Battery Park reflection photo! Thanks for sharing your poetry. I hope you and your family are having a wonderful Thanksgiving week. Hugs!

  2. Thanks! As you know, it's amazing what your camera can lead you to.

  3. My favorite was the benches. ;)

    I look forward to these every season.

    1. Yes, I had those benches all to myself -- so peaceful and warm, sitting in the sun.


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