Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sky Reflection


Why do they call it
morning rush hour?

Where is everyone
running to
or running from?

Stop

The pulse of the city
beats faster
and faster
and faster

Breathe

I look up
and notice
the fog has lifted
and the sky
turned the deepest
of blues

Freeze-frame

And in a split second
the train's doors
shut in front of me
leaving me behind

I'm late

But that sky
oh, that sky was worth
the wait


Hope you enjoy this little slice of life from my morning commute. The first photo shows a reflection of the Chrysler building and the blue sky in a glass skyscraper across from it. The second photo shows the Empire State building in the distance, and the entrance to a subway station. The last photo shows a subway train as it leaves the station. Can't tell you how many times I've missed that train. Smiles.


My poem is posted for Poetry Jam, where the topic this week is "inside-outside." I'm also sharing my photos with Skywatch Friday and Weekend Reflections. Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. As a fellow lover of those moments of beauty, I can understand missing your train! Your sky scraper reflections are so lovely, and you have captured the moment in your very descriptive words. Hope you weren't too late :( Wishing you more beautiful moments in this beautiful season. Hugs xo Karen

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  2. Beautiful photos, Loredana, and an intriguing poem! I cannot imagine the frustration of having a subway train's doors shut in front of me when I was looking at the sky!

    Happy holidays to you, Loredana!

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  3. Everyone is always in a rush indeed. That must suck a ton to miss the subway haha as you gawk about

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  4. ah i bet it was...i love the city...i imagine living there though could def be rough during rush hour...so much to take in though...the sky...the high line...smiles.

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  5. I agree - you have to notice the sky. :) Love the photos and a glimpse into your day-to-day, Loredana. So neat that you noticed that Missy (our black cat) was making herself at home on top of Ansel Adams. :) That's what prompted me to pick up the camera before she moved.

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  6. We all should stop a while and enjoy nature:)

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  7. that sky is def. worth to miss the train for... remember when i was in nyc two years ago i was near wallstreet when all the bankers got off work...and i was walking into the wrong direction...goodness.. i felt like in the ocean, fighting against the waves...smiles

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  8. A wonderful reflection and sky! So beautiful!

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  9. great marriage of words and pictures..this really conveys the majesty and the beauty of the city

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  10. Watching and observing people during the morning commute hour has always been fascinating to me. Of course, here in Lexington, KY it's not nearly as hustle and bustle as it is in your neck of the woods but it's still so interesting to see everyone in going-to-work-mode :)

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  11. What's the point of getting anywhere on time if we can't enjoy the view of the journey

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  12. Oh, I'm glad you stopped to see sky...nice photo, as always :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing a bit of your morning... a blue sky is a great way to start the day. Happy Holidays!

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  14. Those photos are beautiful! And I love your poetry. Very unique and thoughtful. I bet it is quite busy for your morning commute!

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  15. You have captured the feel of the city so wonderfully, Loredana.
    I just love the first image here. What an amazing reflection.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year.

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  16. I like what the prompt inspired you to write--this slice of part of your day. Thank you! More of us should stop and look at the day!

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  17. Your pics make your slice of life very personal. It makes your poem very interesting. I hope you will do more like this. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

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  18. Sometimes you just have to sky watch...love the poem and the photos

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  19. Beautiful. We need to stop and smell the roses, or as you say, wait till we can claim a piece of sky as our own.

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  20. Very beautiful photos,post and poem for SWF! Have a nice weekend and Merry Christmas.

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  21. it's good that you stood and stared and so rewarded with a pleasant moment.....it's good that train couldn't steal that blue sky from you.....love your photos...enjoy Nature to your fill and gift us these beauties of lines....Merry Christmas.... :)

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  22. What's a minute or two to be late (as long as no one notices!) when you can stop to see the sky?

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  23. It is a very exotic slice of commune, for me, since I live in a countryside... I ran from Paris decades ago, precisely because running was not my way of living.

    Your picture are amazing : the first one is perfect !

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  24. Great serie of photos, well done!

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  25. This is a good reminder that we should take time to pause and enjoy the little things in life.

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  26. That shot of the buildings is magical. Have a Merry Christmas.

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  27. The sky is always worth waiting... it never fails to deliver in the end

    Mollyxxx

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  28. Ah, but everyone should experience Christmas in NYC at least once in their lifetime! Enjoy...FA LA LA and ALOHA!

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  29. Wonderful post and excellent reflection shots ~ Merry Christmas to you ~ carol, xxx

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  30. Your commute can be hectic...good to stop and look up...

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  31. Loredana, Your striking poem and beautiful photographs capture a city morning perfectly for this country girl. I think I would spend a lot of time looking up at the sky if I lived in the city. Happy Christmas. P. x

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  32. Nice, Loredana. Your poetry is quite good! And I enjoy your city shots so much. I enjoy visiting a city every now and then, but so glad I don't have the constant hustle and bustle. Merry, merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  33. I like the reflections. It's been a while since I took the subway, bus and "normal" train are my main ways of getting to places, unless my hubby gives me a lift, which usually happens, because he's the best.

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  34. thanks so much for sharing your commute with us Loredana, through your poetic words. loved this!
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and all the good things in 2014! :<)

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  35. How I wish to ease into my mornings and not have to rush anywhere....ah retirement where are you.

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  36. Prendre le temps
    D'un instant présent
    Peu importe le reste

    Très belle la première photo
    Courir
    Grimper
    Vers un coin de ciel bleu ...

    Amicalement Pascal

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  37. It's the small things in life we take for granted everyday that become markers or reflectors back to our soul. Inspiration is hidden in the monotony of everyday life. Great write!

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