Pelham Parkway
between the winter trees
the child?s breath

9 Responses

  1. Alan Summers Says:

    Atmospheric haiku, and good to see place names in haiku.

    As we seem to be getting close to the season, here's a Christmas scene in Pelham Parkway:

  2. Ellen Olinger Says:

    Swedish candle holder
    needs no candle
    memories of Nanna

  3. martin1223 Says:

    old photo
    my father as a child
    looks past me

  4. @Gen1941 Says:

    Old photo
    Looks a smile attracting
    Father as the child

  5. martin1223 Says:

    Thanks Paul,

    I was there between 1957 and 1960 on Wallace Ave. off of Pelham Parkway North three blocks away from the train station and in the opposite direction past the Blind school, and roughly seven blocks away form Hering Avenue. I was not far from the high school I attended, Christopher Columbus. The movie “Marty” was about the neighborhood. Ernest Borgnine a great character actor played, in his first lead role, Marty a butcher who had his shop right on Lydig Avenue. He went on to win an academy award for his performance beating out veteran actors Frank Sinatra and Spencer Tracy, and deservedly so. He gave a beautiful performance and so did the rest of the company. I remember our location was not too far from the famous Bronx Zoo:

    Bronx December
    the gorilla cage smells
    of snow

  6. @Gen1941 Says:

    Pleasure – an instant,
    Threads of dream and dreams,
    Rigid everyday life

  7. annagrace9 Says:

    this ku stream has been enlightening, i have never written a ku about places, i guess i shold now,
    Hi Martin, thanks for the inspiration.

  8. yi-ching lin Says:

    this is really pretty and serene. i think i would have chosen to use "a" in "a child's breath," which to me, seems more…mysterious maybe? thank you for visiting my blog and for your compliments!! cheers, y

  9. martin1223 Says:

    I think you are right. Thanks for the comment.

    All the Best,


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