NYC skyline

NYC skyline from the Staten Island Ferry

Hundred skin colours

and a million shades of light

admired world over

Bayfront park, Miami


Pride for the nation

fluttering, soon decaying

print and piece of cloth

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Photo: Bayfront Park, Miami
Building in Pasadena, California


With bells and whistles

trials and tribulations

unsettled as beach

ups and downs, and sideways too

life, wavering pendulum

Poetess, Umlauf Sculpture Garden, Austin, Texas


Silent, unspeaking

creating, destroying worlds

with power of words

a woman, the poetess

in mindful rumination

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Photo: Umlauf Sculpture garden and Museum, Austin, Texas.

Sculpture: Poetess, 1956, cast stone. The sculpture pays homage to Charles’ wife, Angeline Allen Umlauf, who was an art student in Chicago before becoming a poetess. Representing poetic inspiration, the sculpture also refers to Angeline who played a part in creating the Sculpture Garden.


Waterfall in Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Zilker Botanical Garden, Austin, Texas

Whetstone or wet stone

clear water knows no bias

be water, my friend