Yes, Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie reminds me of Manhattan in the city that never sleeps, New York. The perfect grid system of streets running north to south and east to west. How could you ever get lost?
Its inhabitants focused on where they are going with a purpose in their stride. No time for the niceties. Be direct and be frank or you’ll be eaten alive as if in a Pac Man game, which I think the art also resembles!
Fire hydrant bursting It’s summer in the city Relief from the heat Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing © Kim from Writing in North Norfolk is hosting Haibun Monday at D'Verse Poets. Tonight she has prompted us with a picture of Broadway Boogie Woogie by abstract artist Piet Mondrian. She has asked us to share our feelings of this piece and if it does indeed remind us of Broadway in New York or perhaps somewhere else.
You’re just right about the fire hydrants. I think the kids will still find a way to open them to cool off. They are already climbing the fence to play basketball in the closed schoolyard below my window. (K)
You’re in NYC? You guys have been through a lot 😢 Where there’s a will, there’s a way! I’m sure those kids are stir crazy. Take care 🥰
Yes, I’m glad the cops are just letting them be. There is of course some danger in it, but they need to get out of their small apartments and do something. Hopefully they jump in the shower as soon as they get home.
Yes! Live and let live. These are difficult times and we are all trying our best. Stay safe and be well 🙂
HAH! Love that you thought of Pac Man! 🙂
Oh yes… all those squares… and I defitnitely saw the Pacman as well
Lol! 🙂 Several of us did.
Cool Christine. Do you go to NYC often?
Couple of times a year maybe but haven’t been for a while. The virus has halted everyone’s plans.
Yes. But I am ready to go again once I can!
Yes there’s nowhere else like it 🙂
It does remind me of a Pac Mac game.
Isn’t it funny? 😊
Christine, I also saw Pac-Man in this. It looks like a very real game, where the stakes are high.
Yes it did! So funny 🙂
I think you succinctly captured the real New York!
Thanks Lynn 🙂
Never been to New York but a saw a glimpse on it through your haibun. 🙂
Thank you. Its a great city! ☺️
For some it may be the perfect grid system of streets, and I imagine that New Yorkers never get lost but, if I hadn’t had my husband with me, I would have, jet-lagged, daunted by crowds and unused to such tall buildings crowing in from all sides. I love the vibrancy of the senryu and the way the fire hydrant breaks the tension of the summer heat.
Thanks Kim. I can understand how that must have felt for you the first time you were there. New York is not for the faint hearted and it doesn’t take prisoners! It’s an acquired taste and I find myself at home there whenever I visit. 🙂
I hear strains of “New York, New York” in the air; nice haibun and senryu
Thanks Glenn! Yes, “If I can make it there
I’m gonna make it anywhere. It’s up to you New York, New York” 🎶 🎼 🎵🙂
Great post! Fire Hydrant bursting and no children to run through it! A sad time for all it seems.
Thanks Dwight. Yes, you’re right, they probably can’t do that this year 😢