City Life

city life (29 June 2016)

city life (29 June 2016)

City Life is an apartment hotel
on Wellington’s Lambton Quay.
The yellow-leafed tree is
a ginkgo biloba.
I know nothing at all about
the white splotches on the wall.

 

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Senryū on a winter’s night

window #167 (21 Aug 13)

window #167 (21 Aug 13)

.
.
Winter gives little
inspiration, but demands
my full attention.

Last night, Armagnac
and friendly conversation.
Tonight, hot black tea.

(Friday 07 August 2015)


Several years ago, a friend suggested we keep in touch by texting the occasional haiku (or senryū) back and forth. It had not happened of late, though, so his text about “red curry hot and good” was an unexpected delight. In the ensuing phone-call, we talked about winter’s power to drive us into hibernation. 

Maybe that’s why it’s more than a month since my last post on this blog. 

Gingko gold in Grey Street

The atmosphere in Grey Street, off Lambton Quay in downtown Wellington, is often thick with cigarette smoke – especially at lunch-time on weekdays. It’s a pedestrian precinct, with a water feature and abundant seating. It also offers access to my bank, among other things. And it has gingko trees.

A recent post on the |cross-ties| blog pictures the canopy of gingko gold on Lambton Quay, near Wasabi Sushi in the James Cook Arcade, where I like to eat lunch from time to time.

Winter window

winter window (12 July 2013)

winter window (12 July 2013)

My half-finished cup of tea is cooling rapidly, and the weather looks to be deteriorating. The little foxy/chihuahua cross snoozing on my lap is cozy in her knitted pullover. But I am about to disturb her. My visit with my daughter is drawing to a close. Soon I will need to set out on my homeward journey. But first, I’ll just get out my camera.