Tag Archive | Central Park

Serendipity (Thursday Doors and more)

some call the city a jungle,
tangled chaos–
but shapes
form
patterns—all those
untried
doors!
endless portals,
sprouting
more

I do like arched doors, and here are a few I saw on my travels around NYC last week. The one above and below were on opposite ends of the same block.

a close up

I’ve written a zeno poem for Colleen’s #TankaTuesday with synonyms for green and morass. We can now use any form from the poet’s collective list.

Here’s an arched side door next to some scaffolding, ubiquitous in Manhattan.

And some greenery and hydrangeas from the city parks–we are still getting a lot of rain.

My younger daughter used to play softball on this field in Central Park. It was a foggy day, and the fields were closed on account of being so wet. hence the red flag.

You can see more and join in here for Thursday Doors.

green park red doors

There is nothing else than now. There is neither yesterday, certainly, nor is there any tomorrow. How old must you be before you know that?
Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls,1940)

cocooned in green light
I am nowhere but right here
dappled by these trees

Central Park right now is green, green, green.

Jade at dVerse asked us to choose one of the Hemingway quotes she provided and write a poem in response. I shortened the quote for my short response.

And because it’s Thursday, I’m including some firehouse doors from new and old neighborhoods. Firefighters are very much aware of the nowness of life.

Although I think you could make the case for doors in the Central Park photos as well…

Your can add your own doors and see many others at Thursday Doors.

Autumn in New York (2015)

central park 3s

Central Park and the High Line…last week was one beautiful day after another.

highline 8s

central park 5s

highline 6s

central park 6s

highline 8s

highline 4s

highline 5s

Out and About in NYC

Central Park

Central Park

A week with visitors: many places to see, familiar and un.  maybe in the future I’ll talk about some of them in depth:  the world yields, as always, an embarrassment of riches.  In the meantime…

Marsyas Metropolitan Museum of Art

Marsyas
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Hispanic Society of America

The Hispanic Society of America

The Hispanic Society of America

The Hispanic Society of America

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion

Word Up

Word Up

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

The Cloisters

Maria Lai The Drawing Center

Maria Lai
The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center

The Drawing Center

http://www.centralpark.com/
http://www.metmuseum.org/
http://www.hispanicsociety.org/
http://www.morrisjumel.org/
http://wordupbooks.wordpress.com/
http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters
http://www.drawingcenter.org/