City Block

Foliage NYC UWS NaamaYehuda2

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

Foliage 2018 8b NaamaYehuda

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

 

Yellow Tressed

Foliage 2018 1 NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Dressed not in flowers

But leaves

It still glory

Receives,

Glowing without

Reserve

To the accolades

It deserves.

 

 

For Cee’s FOTD Challenge

Seated Snow

April snow3 NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

A look back

To what is a

Near future indeed

When snow will

Again

Take a seat

And winter will

Once more

Repeat.

 

 

Note: No filter was used. This was the actual monochrome light on a sudden snowy morning this past April.

For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Tables or chairs

 

Turning In

Fall CentralPark NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

As the cool nights

Begin,

Snow draws near

And she pulls in.

The verdant hues of

Summer’s green,

Slowly replaced with

Sleep’s bronze

Sheen.

 

 

For the Festival of Leaves Challenge

For the Photo for the Week: Red

White Gold

White Gold NaamaYehuda

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

Atop a daisy’s crown

Of petaled

White

A bee hovers

Set to hold

The pollen sought

Like precious

Gold.

 

 

For Cee’s FOTD challenge

 

Pink Elephant

Pink Elephant NaamaYehuda (2)

Photo: Na’ama Yehuda

 

There’s a very pink

Elephant on the sidewalk

With nail polish

Half done.

Children stare

Babies point

But many others walk on.

As in many a living room

Where elephants silently stand,

Perhaps New York City adults

Aren’t easily stunned.

 

For Square in September

 

Liberty Sail

Liberty sail IngeVandormael

Photo: Inge Vandormael

 

So she stands in the harbor

Greeting weary souls’ sails.

Her eyes had welcomed

The many

Who fled war, harm, travail.

She faced cannons

Of hardship,

Wept as terror sought

To prevail.

She marks the better

We can be,

The stories nations

Can be proud

To tell.

Through many storms

In the harbor,

She lights the way

In the gale.

As hate now amplifies sorrow

Seeking to see her bounty

Curtailed,

She hopes her pledge ‘cross the ages

Won’t become one made

To no avail.

 

For the Tuesday Photo Challenge: our world