New York City Introduces Haiku Poetry Signs to Promote Traffic Safety

November 30, 2011

  • November 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    NG says:
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    As the dog in the ultimate dog tease video says, “You’re kidding me, right?”

    • November 30, 2011 at 6:03 pm
      DBP says:
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      they couldn’t use that money to put more food in the shelters????

  • November 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Ziggy says:
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    I’m speachless…. you can’t be serious.

  • November 30, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    What? says:
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    That’s all drivers and cyclists need. Another roadside distraction!

  • November 30, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    The Other Point of View says:
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    Actually, it’s brilliant. If it gets people to stop and read, maybe they’ll get the message. Our subways have “advertisements” posted by the MTA with excerpts from thought-provoking poems and other literary works.

    • December 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm
      NYX says:
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      LOL…You must be a NY transplant.

  • November 30, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Sweetseventeen says:
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    Two Hundred Sixteen?
    Haiku text composition?
    Great job for someone!

    • November 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm
      ktb says:
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      Winner!

  • November 30, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    nk says:
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    Good grief. What a waste or time and resources on this dingbat idea. The Dept of Transportation should be ashamed.

  • November 30, 2011 at 3:25 pm
    Vickie says:
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    I think signs like these,interesting as they are,
    could be classified as attractive nuisances. They catch the eye that should be concentrating on the traffic.

    • November 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm
      The Other Point of View says:
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      You’ve obviusly never driven through New York City, where storefronts line the avenues with flashing neon signs, and racy larger than life underwear billboards appear at major intersections. And you think these little signs are going to cause accidents? Pshaw.

  • November 30, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Seriously? says:
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    I thought this was an April Fool’s Day story when I saw the headline, except it’s November and not April!

  • November 30, 2011 at 4:36 pm
    CalDude says:
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    Very difficult to get “fugedaboutit” in a haiku…

    • December 2, 2011 at 3:18 pm
      SweetSeventeen says:
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      Try the Cab Driver’s Lament:

      These signs I’m seeing….
      WTF! This is New York!
      Fugedaboutit!

  • November 30, 2011 at 4:40 pm
    Lisa Lincoln says:
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    When I saw that there were eleven comments, I expected to see eleven haiku comments – disappointed that there is only one! Thanks, Sweetseventeen.

    • November 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm
      ktb says:
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      Lisa Lincoln says
      that she is disappointed.
      Don’t be sad, Lisa.

  • December 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    JMH says:
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    So Bloombergian.
    So one percent. A bad sign…
    It’s time to go Mike.

  • December 2, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    Hank says:
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    There once was a man from Nantucket…

    Maybe not Haiku, but the classics never die.

  • December 5, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    George says:
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    Epic time waster
    Haiku won’t get attention
    Nude signs work better

  • December 22, 2011 at 1:17 am
    John Z Wetmore says:
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    This follows the tradition of The Honku Poet, who posted Haiku poems about´╗┐ (honking) traffic in Brooklyn a decade ago.



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