Blue(s) Haiku – February 7, 2015

Credits: City Garden in Blue by Mary Clanahan (digital impressionism)

rhapsody in blue
a city in a harbour
weeping clarinet
bustling fussing traffic
in New York living the blues

blue night tones
dancing prancing swaying
harbour lights

© G.s.k. ‘15

Today’s “Time Clock Challenge” at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai is dedicated to Blue with a fantastic digitally produced impressionistic photo of New York.  My mind went automatically to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, which happens to be one of those tunes that accompanied my childhood and I could  hear that opening clarinet lament as soon as I saw the photograph!

19 thoughts on “Blue(s) Haiku – February 7, 2015

  1. What a perfect contribution to this prompt, cara!! music, words…perfect! last time I went to NYC I enjoyed jazz in a east side lower Manhattan club. What an experience too…I sat most of the evening smoking at the bar (only legal place at that time) with the owner. She was giving me tips on getting a man with $$…ahhaa and my bf was sitting further away.


  2. Very cool – it does have a Gershwin sort of feel to it. And a bit of Kerouac in your response, too — I can see him moaning and digging the clarinet and the city lights. 🙂


    • Thanks … a lovely compliment for me … I’ve never been (the airport doesn’t count) to that city … but the Gershwin piece has accompanied me from childhood and I imagine that’s how New York should be.


  3. Hmmm …. I replied and it seems to have landed only God or higher spirits know where – so, once again, this is an amazingly wonderful and evocative piece or work – with all sections melding one into the other as compliments. Truly awesome 🙂


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