Thursday, April 21, 2011

Hanoi! On the move



How does the tourist cross the road? Or. Would you step into this traffic?











Hanoi!
Developing.
On the move.
New friends.
The Dragon Hotel is our home.
Motorbike shops.
Up with construction.
Beep. Beep. Beep.
Motorbikes.
Open intersections of always,
all ways traffic.
Cross?
Here?
Now?
Don’t stop. Don’t run. Don’t hesitate.
Cross.
Buses.
Taxis.
Zipper Street.
Bucket Street.
Mosaic Wall.
Steaming pots of pho.
Conical hats.
A laid back dog.
Street-side barber shops.
Broom swept curbs.
Dust.
Lights reflecting on the lake.
1000 years old.
Monuments.
Colonial remnants.
Silk shops.
New bedspread.
Wires on wires.
Temple of Literature.
Rickshaws.
Motorbikes.
Motorbikes.
Motorbikes,
transporting
shops, mops,
families of four.
All kicking up dust.
Hanoi!
On the move.

1 comment:

Lisa Lofthouse said...

Ok Ann has got to see this......... you know she loves the idea of the rickshaw driver!! Love the short blog/poem concept... your the best ..... just cuz!