poetry and prose about place

a moment of beautiful – traffic lights

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the space:  above the roadway, at an intersection, in the fog

the beautiful:  green, yellow and red traffic lights, seeming to hover, like jewels in the fog


Traffic lights!!! Beautiful???  Perhaps you will never agree.  But I think those lights, when seen on a foggy day, suspended as if from the sky itself, are as beautiful as jewels.  Emerald, topaz and ruby.



Copyright Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

March 14, 2012 at 6:50 am

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  1. Yes i do agree – though i don’t think I would say so about all traffic lights per se. These ones have a delicacy which gives them a certain charm. A!so you have to be credited with what you saw & photographed in a certain way which now reveals itself to others.


    Sonya Chasey

    April 2, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    • Hi Sonya. Thank you for saying so. I see these lights every morning on my way to work and most of the time, I just ignore them! jane


      jane tims

      April 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

  2. Jane,,,do you normally carry your camera every where you go.? Ha.! Am I missing something.? where is your poem.? And sketches.? My pc might be acting up,,I am not sure.



    March 14, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • Hi. Yes, I am always on the lookout for something to blog about so the camera goes everywhere! I don’t do a drawing or poem with all my posts and this was one of those. I do think those traffic lights hanging in fog merit a poem! Jane


      jane tims

      March 14, 2012 at 6:23 pm

  3. Lovely ethereal feel to the fog photos. I love fog in all its magic,changes and distortions of reality. Of course, the lights shining through the haze are gorgeous jewels. I enjoyed this post.


    Carol Steel

    March 14, 2012 at 10:03 am

    • Hi. Ethereal is a good word for any lights seen in fog. Glad you enjoyed the post. Jane


      jane tims

      March 14, 2012 at 6:17 pm

  4. Jewels in the fog… Next time I see some I will try to see them in that light!


    Barbara Rodgers

    March 14, 2012 at 9:58 am

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