Flatiron Renaissance

FlatIronBuilding IngeVandormael

Photo: Inge Vandormael

 

Where Broadway

Meets fifth

In triangular happenstance,

Stands a Beaux-Arts building

That Flat-Ironed

A vertical Palazzo

Into a steel framed

Renaissance.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo: Made by humans

 

The Cost of Living

smallpox hospital Roosevelt Island IngeVandormael

Photo: Inge Vandormael

 

She had come to make a new life.

She found illness. She found death.

And life, perhaps, hiding in the shadows

Of her convalescing sorrow,

Waiting

To take hold.

 

She had come in search of meaning.

She found a babble of confusion.

Within. Without.

Rising skyward. Buried underground.

She found hope, too. For things she didn’t know

Even had names

But sprouted meaning

In the corners of what she believed

Was ruined,

But had in fact been opened

To allow in the winds of change.

 

She came seeking answers,

And found the cost

Of living

Paid for little more than added questions,

And that she had to look

Quite closely

At what wasn’t there,

To find

What she did not even know

She had been searching for.

 

 

 

Photo: The old Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island (a narrow island set in the East River between Queens and Manhattan).

For What Pegman Saw: Manhattan Island

 

City Space

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Up and high

They pierce the sky.

Clothing floor

By floor

With glass,

They climb

Through city space

En masse.

In large cranes

O’er river,

Rails and roads,

They build Manhattan

Load

By load.

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Construction

 

It’s A Breeze

nyc reservoir 2 NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Ripples speed

With the breeze

Whipping small waves

With ease

On the surface

Of these

Waters guarded

By trees.

 

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breeze

 

Next Level Parking

High rise parking SmadarHalperinEpshtein (2)

Photo: Smadar Halperin-Epshtein

 

In the city where stairways

And buildings rise high

No surprise that car parks

Also aim for the sky …

Be aware it will take

Some time to dislodge

So it could be a tad tricky

To race out of Dodge…

 

 

For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: engines and motors

 

 

City Block

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

In less toured

But more lived-in

Where the city

Does sleep,

Amidst tall

Modern buildings

Walk-up homes

Wrapped in trees.

 

 

For the Sunday Stills challenge: in your town

For the Sunday Trees challenge

Fall Friends

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Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Side by side

They keep near

In the wind

In the rain.

Limb to limb

They hold hands,

Close company

They maintain.

Friends in all

Friends in fall.

 

 

For The Sunday Trees Challenge

 

Purple Bunch

Purple bunch NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

On a fence

In the city

Under balconies

To the sky,

Climbs a purple

Bunch of

Pretty,

A tangled riot

Reaching high.

 

 

For Deb’s One Word Sunday: Purple