Annals of Anonymous Art: Heart Writ in Cherry Blossoms (with Haiku)

Over the days that the bright pink cherry blossoms fell like snow around Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, two hearts formed out negative space appeared. Unsigned, anonymous, moving, they are a spontaneous, generous act made by a fellow human: beauty created out of beauty.

We found the perfect Basho* haiku to accompaniment them:

On stones covered with spring pinks
I’d like a few drinks
And then a good snooze.



What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.




*Basho haiku courtesy of The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa (Essential Poets).

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