East Orange Photo Poems of Spring
Residents of East
Orange: If you would like your original photo poems
published here, email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3/ 15/11 - Crocus at 210 South Harrison Street. Photo poem by Jim
Not native to East Orange, the Crocus
came from other lands;
Someone had to plant it here with kind and
Someone had to care enough to let it linger
It has a strong protector, who holds its
Its tiny presence summons Spring from warming
Like all small things of beauty in our city,
it thrives on love.
3/ 15/11 - Onion Grass on a South Harrison Street front lawn.
Photo poem by Jim Gerrish.
Often overlooked because it's green,
grass is first to decorate the scene.
It grows in clumps and launches onion breath
upon the breeze,
And offers soup and salad seasoning for free.
3/ 15/11 - Daffodils about to bloom on Sanford Street. Photo poem
by Jim Gerrish.
The next to blossom in the scheme of things
Prepares its glorious entrance in the stage's
Suddenly they burst forth yellow blooms at
Announcing Spring's arrival of the daffodil.
3/ 15/11 - Sandford Street View of the luxurious Crescent Park
Apartment building. Photo poem by Jim Gerrish.
Hidden from the wealthy tenants who dwell on
Dirty little secrets lay exposed to Sanford
Street by nights.
3/ 15/11 - Negect on South Harrison Street. Photo poem by Jim
Those who toss their waste upon the land
Deserve the slum
it must become by their own hand.
3/ 15/11 - Senior Garden at City Hall Plaza. Photo poem by Jim
This dedicated land, like all things Senior,
A victim of bad manners and neglect.
03/15/11 Entrance to City Hall Plaza, adjacent to both Cicely
Tyson Elementary School and City Hall. Photo Poem by Jim Gerrish
That pile of litter did not blow there
It was tossed across the tall fence purposely.
The City shares the shame by storing cans of
They've been there for two years and City Hall
can surely see the view.
A lesson for the children of East Orange that
adults don't care;
Grown-ups would remove the trash, but no one
is allowed in there.