Budapest, or: Ice latte sunshine

A haibun

ice latte sunshine
sparkles beguile from chain bridge
Buda's lush hills roll

Today, the weather was sunny and warm in Budapest. Lovely.

After visiting the Museum of Illusions, we made our way over to the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, intending to cross the Danube to the hilly Buda side of the city, but it was closed to pedestrian traffic due to repairs… So, we made our way southward along the river and crossed over the Elisabeth Bridge.

Buda Castle and the view across the river were certainly stunning, and the nearby Castle Labyrinth’s damp, dark displays left quite an impression on me. Still, I think I’ll most remember Buda’s intricate roof tile designs, such as those atop city hall, which I photographed from the street.

Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

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