Budapest, or: Unused cheap umbrellas

A haibun

parks and streets offer
respite from windswept river
(as does cruise ship bar)

Apartment >> Hungarian Parliament Building >> Chocolate Museum >> Margaret Bridge >> Margaret Island >> walk along the Buda shore >> Elisabeth Bridge >> evening cruise on the Danube >> video game arcade in city center >> ride on the ‘Budapest Eye’ Ferris wheel.

My feet hurt, and we’ve yet another half day remaining in Budapest!

Our eight-year-old was not especially excited about the Chocolate Museum, which we visited mostly for her sake, but she was thrilled about the evening cruise up and down the Danube. And, of course, she was super happy about visiting the arcade and taking a second ride on the famous Budapest Eye (our first ride was on Monday during the day, and this was a late night ride). Constructing a massive Ferris Wheel with a panoramic view of Budapest in the center of the city was an ingenious idea…

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!

39 thoughts on “Budapest, or: Unused cheap umbrellas”

  1. fun for all with you tell telling poem. she rode the ferris wheel and your hit the bar.. fun times! ๐Ÿ’—
    You’ll be glad to get back to your chair i expect.. lol

  2. What an exhilarating experience that must be
    either day or night!
    A visit to the Chocolate Museum for me
    would be worth every bite!
    ๐ŸŽก ๐Ÿ’ซ ๐ŸคŽ ๐Ÿซ ๐Ÿ˜‹

  3. Love Budapest. Lived there for four months 22 years ago. Wonderful city. Your post brings much of it back…especially coming at this time of the year, when the lilacs should again be in bloom on Margaret Island…. Thank you!

    1. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Barbara ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’– ~ Margaret Island was full of vibrant flowers! It was gorgeous ๐Ÿ˜


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s