one door many windows (Thursday Doors)

November walks are windswept,
open to shifting skies–
varying moods of sunlight
exchanged before my eyes–
magic captured by windows,
blues within which scries
earthsong—green gold russet–
reflections of change and reprise

I discovered this back door to the Metropolitan Museum of Art recently–it must be for people who work there–but it was the windows that caught my eye.

The style is quite different from the front, but there is the same care taken with the design. The windows were obviously meant to reflect the park across from them.

Here’s another window a bit further down the path.

The Temple of Dendur is behind these windows on the side.

I took some photos of the (very different) front of the museum, too, but that’s for another time.

My poem is in the Yeats Poem form for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday #tastetherainbow prompt. It’s also an acrostic using the word November which is Paula Light’s W3 prompt this week.

And you can always find more doors and share your own here at Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion.

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49 responses to “one door many windows (Thursday Doors)”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Beautiful reflections on the windows. It does all seem to be carefully aligned.
    I didn’t even notice the poem was an acrostic till I read your note.

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  2. Liz Gauffreau says :

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a building wall designed to reflect the trees across from it. I look forward to seeing the front of the building.

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  3. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    A great pairing of poem and photos. That’s a pretty nice back entrance!

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  4. Dan Antion says :

    You have beautiful photos and your words are delightful. Great job on meeting multiple challenges. I love reflections, and the reflected views of the park are lovely, especially with the fall colors. Your last photo looks like a bit of modern art. I love the quirky angles. Thanks for including Thursday Doors!

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  5. neil reid says :

    How odd to think of that as a backdoor. There’s something of the modern Egyptian here I feel. Confess more than a small fondness here. Part, yea, it’s the scale, building to landscape, and a greater whole. Thanks for your eye.

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  6. dennyho says :

    Yours is a good reminder to check all sides of the building where more beautiful architecture may hide. The park reflection is lovely and changes as does the seasons. Nice find!

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  7. Emille says :

    The first does not tell one it is a reflection, so am happy you gave the bigger view. The diagonal shadow is stunning!

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  8. msjadeli says :

    love the mosaic look the images in all of the windows gives. fluid poem where the acrostic was also a surprise

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  9. paeansunplugged says :

    What beautiful captures and your words capture much more than your photos did…the mood of November!

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  10. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Kerfe, The reflections in the glass are wonderful. A gorgeous poem tp accompany the pictures.

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  11. murisopsis says :

    The poem is magnificent! Just stunning!!

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  12. lesleyscoble says :

    I like this poem a lot 💚 and the creeper on the building!
    Awesome

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  13. D. Wallace Peach says :

    The reflections are lovely, Kerfe. And a beautiful poem. ❤

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  14. cognacproject says :

    Love it! I had started out with the Yeats form, too, but abandoned it cause it was too hard, hahaha 🙂

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  15. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    The windows and reflections are amazing. Some of those reflections look like paintings.

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  16. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    The building looks awesome and loved your poem Marta 😊

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  17. Jill Kuhn says :

    The reflection is stunning!! Love the golden yellows of fall! We spent our Saturday cleaning up fall leaves that kept blowing away! It is a blustery day today but we are thankful we didn’t lose power after strong winds last night.

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  18. judeitakali says :

    yeats, arcostic, windows… spectacular, K. I enjoyed the poem a bit too much.🙏🏽

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  19. ben Alexander says :

    Hi, Kerfe! I just wanna let you know that this week’s W3 prompt, hosted by our friend Larry, is now live:

    W3 Prompt #28: Wea’ve Written Weekly

    Enjoy!

    ~David

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