Monday, January 6, 2014

NY, NY

New York at Night ~~ Vivienne Gucwa



as years passed
grassy medians and
postage stamp lawns
gave way to pave-overs
~ like those comb-overs ~
before bald 
became über cool




28 comments:

  1. ha. i tried bald once...its a lot of work if it does not happen naturally...
    kinda hoping to keep a little nature around for the future
    instead of paving...smiles.

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  2. Signs of the times perhaps. Pave-overs and baldness being cool..

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  3. Great tone in this! Really fun read!

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  4. Humor and likening are great here, Helen!!

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  5. That's progress naturally and both are not able to be restrained! Nature takes its course! Nicely Helen!

    Hank

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  6. Love it...paradise is certainly being swallowed by parking lots

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  7. This made me smile...the pave-overs, not so much, but the comb-overs, I remember those!

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  8. Fads and fashions change, as do the wild places increasingly change to built up areas. This is one smart poem.

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  9. Sharply insightful: well done.

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  10. Delightful poem, Helen, as always!

    Pavement
    and comb-overs
    do change the look
    of what we see,
    recalling,
    in their absence,
    things that
    used to
    be.

    Blessings and (warm) Bear hugs

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  11. Excellent imagery Helen. There's something really humorous about this, but it's also slightly sad that the passing of time can take away some of the beauty of landscapes. Oh, and happy new year too!

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  12. So true:) Thank goodness for Central Park.

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  13. Oh I'm so happy I have neither comb-over nor bald... works for me (but I have to spend money with the hair-dresser)... great observation

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  14. A comb over suggests a lack of artistic appeal, such as in these paved sidewalks. Unlike the hair do, they might have an old world kind of charm too.

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  15. So clever..had to smile at your make-overs! As you say...super cool!

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  16. This was witty really enjoyed it..

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  17. Hah! I love how your brain works! Have a great week~

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  18. I, too, love how your brain works. Leaping from pave-overs to comb-overs for reasons best known only to yourself. Great stuff!
    K

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  19. What's old is new (unless you can remember it) … I am sure such paved roads were a pain back in the day (cobblestones in Charleston I adore) BUT enjoying them for photography's sake is one thing - riding over them in carriage, horseback (let alone a car) would probably get old pretty quickly.

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  20. Most excellent!
    I think grass is über cool - hope pave-overs are a passing fad...
    Anna :o]

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  21. I love it... I just love it! Thanks Helen. :)

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  22. I still like grass. Great association!

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