words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

From Across the Park I See the Brownstones Decaying (Recovery Remix 2011)

The city series….

The cyclical life of urban decay

from across the park

i remember


the place where all this started

the decaying brownstones


embracing the thirst that consumes

seeking awareness

in things we knew not of

finding the descent that limits

and subtracts


the city was dying…

and we too for years to come

12 responses

  1. Benjamin Norris

    Really nice work. Big fan.

    December 8, 2011 at 9:12 am

    • Thanks Benjamin for the comment and stopping by. I will be stopping by your blog and seeing what you are up too. And I will subscribe as well


      December 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  2. I really like your images. Just visually exciting. Good words too.

    December 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    • Thanks Katie, I am always looking for that converging of color and form in my pieces. Every micro pixel should have a story to tell.

      December 8, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  3. I always have such curiosity about decaying buildings. Who lived there? what was their life like? and when the last person to live there walks out do they know they are going to be the last person? There was house I used to drive by periodically when I would go from my mom’s to my house and at first it looked fixable but gradually it just became a lump. It was initially gorgeous you could see the bones were still good.

    December 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    • Hey Mary, thanks for the thoughtful comments. These buildings hold great signficance. The park, across the street, from the buildings is the place where I started one of the many descents in my life (glad those days are over). But you know all things come around. Now those buildings are completely restored and very beautiful condos. It is a lovely place to live now.

      December 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

  4. Very nice!!

    December 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    • Hi Ada, thank you for browsing my post and liking what you have seen. Please stop back again your thoughts are well appreciated.

      December 9, 2011 at 5:34 am

  5. I’m impressed by the poem…

    December 10, 2011 at 11:28 am

  6. Thank you Frizz, I appreciate the comment. I was very impressed by your playing of This Land is My Land. 🙂

    December 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

  7. This is poignant and lots of food for thought…

    December 19, 2011 at 2:46 am

    • I like this piece a lot. It is actually a true reflection of the very moment I started a deeper descent.

      December 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm

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