Category Archives: brooklyn

Hunting Pine Trees 1958

Fir trees lined the sidewalk On Vanderbilt Avenue Clinton Hill Brooklyn. Spruce pines Chopped Up north from New England forests. My homeland. Trees For families and friends To celebrate Christmas Breathing the fragrance of evergreens, As The tree elves Elysaah, Ruth, and Bobby Hock trees and wreaths Working hard Whilst I laze On My yuletide […]

Fort Greene Obsevatory – Autumn 2015

Saturday morning I took this photo from the top floor of the Fort Greene Observatory. The sunrise was gray and the Mamas and Papas’ CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ rang in my ears. I was 2900 miles from the West Coast and rain sloshed on the sidewalk. I went to work in wet gear. The streets of Manhattan […]

Wet Autumn Rain

A soft Autumn rain Then harder Raindrops bouncing off the sidewalk Of Myrtle Avenue Shutting my eyes I listen To the rain on the street The sizzle of car tires on the wet Engines acceleration on a Friday afternoon Listen harder To passersby. “Her bottom is bigger than my umbrella.” Laughter I open my eyes. […]

Myrtle Avenue Autumn Evening

The sunset autumn early Peach orange Topped by a soft lavender Then gray clouds Losing the light. Inside Duncan’s Fish Two grown men The counterman A faithful customer Argue as friends Like we do on Myrtle Avenue A shared laugh A see you soon. Young Chef ambushes me with a middle finger. A friendly salute […]

Goodbye Columbus Day

Before the arrival of Christo Columbo in 1492, the New World was filled with empires, confederations, republics, city-states, and tribal lands. These diverse peoples represented a broad scattering of cultures. The population of the two connected continents has been estimated by modern historians to be approximately twenty-five million people from the Bering Straits to the […]