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.

 

…And…

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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