Saturday, January 2, 2010

Trampled Underfoot!



In a little suburban street
A mosaic stepped on by many feet.
Trampled upon, a work of art,
Maybe gazed at, at the start,
But now passed by! No admiration!
Someone took pains with this creation,
Looked to Nature to be inspired!
Was with creative passion fired!
After the earthquake*, art was needed.
Beautification plans were heeded.
Mosaics suddenly appeared
When the rubble had been cleared.
Dotted along the pavements see
Examples of the artistry.
But now it's all a bit ho-hum.
People go and people come.
Rushing past to do their shopping,
Never remarking, never stopping.
Only a blogging type like me
Takes the time to stop and see!
Beaumont Street, my favourite Newcastle street, was wrecked by an earthquake in 1989. Only 12 people died city-wide, but Beaumont Street had to be re-built.

Something else we see every day in the street here:


Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful tile mosaic and it is a shame they are stepped on. Nice nice post!

Amity said...

beautiful poem Brenda...:)

nice a blogging person cared to stop and see it all...

i miss you in my place Brenda...:)

happy new year to you and your family...:)


geraldgee said...

We could do with more street decoration,I'm sure that one was noticed by many who appreciated it the first time they saw it but now just accept it as part of the background.

Abigail Rogers said...

I see that you have England listed as one of your interests! Perhaps you would be interested in following my new blog:

As often as possible I will post pictures from beauty spots all over Great Britain for the viewing pleasure of Anglophiles everywhere!

FranE said...

I agree with Carolyn. I think your poem echoes the dismay one feels as you go through a beautiful area and everyone around you seems oblivious to it.
Lovely mosaic.
As usual you have a way with words.

storyteller said...

Perfect choice for Color Carnival on this second day of the new decade. Your photo and poetry serve as reminders to slow down enough to notice the beauty and creativity around us. Thank you.

I shared Colorful PINK Flowers from Sunny Southern California at Happily Retired Gal this morning. Enjoy ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Ginny Hartzler said...

When I first saw this, I thought it was a little quilt laying on the street. But what a georgous mosiac it turned out to be when I clicked on it! Did you see people actually step and walk on it? Too bad, I'd step around it. I'm glad it's gotten it's moment of fame on your blog!

Coffeedoff said...

Great colour photo, interesting post!

Jama said...

It's a beautiful mosaic! I wish they put them on a wall rather than floor.

Martha said...

Beautiful mosaic and perfect for the Color Carnival. I love the poem to go with it - such a shame that people don't stop to see the beauty that surrounds them each and every day.