Friday, May 8, 2015

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Prospect Park, Brooklyn


toss distractions aside
look up,
withdraw into silence.

Imitate spring's blood red blooms
whose heavy bells
turn insistent faces toward the sun -
drink in sea colored skies.

Hug the ground
like the Camperdown Elm
whose twisting, turning limbs
house birdsong and time.

Journey Olmsted's carriage paths,
on horseback, on foot
through Long Meadow, Ravine,
and Sullivan's Hill.

With dirt in your sandals,
perhaps grass between your toes,
walk within Meadowport, Endale,
and Nethermead.

Close your eyes, Lakeside,
hear the ducks splash,
feel your heart pound, your blood circulate,

and exhale.

by Margaret Bednar, May 8, 2015

Eastwood Bridge - oldest Prospect Park arch - Syrio-Egyptian influence

This is linked with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Get Listed - Pablo Neruda"

SO much to learn about this beautiful city.  My son's new home will be in Brooklyn and I have been busy with his graduation and apartment hunting.  I really enjoyed seeing this city for the first time and below I share a few links that will help you get to know the city as well.

The Bridges of Prospect Park (a post from Forgotten-NY)

Brooklyn Based