Photo & Poem Gallery

Ladies Pavillon
Ladies Pavillon

Kubla Kahn

(Verse 1)
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree:
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Through caverns measureless to man
Down to a sunless sea.
So twice five miles of fertile ground

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum of Fine Arts

Every Saturday, my mother would bring me here
and while she taught her studio classes,I'd get myself lost on purpose,
starting at the pyramids,
the tiny clay slaves
I'd watch till I'd feel the rope burns on my shoulders,
the gritty sand between my teeth

East River Promenade
East River Promenade

On a Clear Day

On a clear day rise and look around you
And you'll see who you are
On a clear day how it will astound you
That the glow of your being outshines every star
You'll feel part of every mountain, sea and shore

In the Park
In the Park


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

Along the Reservoir
Along the Reservoir

Aimless Love

This morning as I walked along the lakeshore,
I fell in love with a wren
and later in the day with a mouse
the cat had dropped under the dining room table. 

New Life
New Life
Paulette Cushman

The Flower

                         Who would have thought my shrivel’d heart               Could have recover’d greennesse? It was gone
Japan's Gift to Central Park, 1912
Japan's Gift to Central Park, 1912

The temple bell...

The temple bell -
Is it Ueno, is it Akakusa?

How many, many things
They call to mind
These cheery-blossoms!

Very brief -
Gleam of blossoms in the treetops
On a moonlit night.  

A lovely spring night