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New York City Signs, Warning You To Be Aware, With Haiku Poems

New York City, today we tip our hats to you. As the times adroitly reported in full haiku, the City has erected a dozen different artsy safety signs featuring haikus from poet John Morse, who says the poetry “…underscores the reality here, the harshness of, what is the brutality of traffic. That’s a very significant thing.”

New York’s DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says, “We’re putting poetry into motion with public art to make New York City’s streets even safer. These signs complement our engineering and education efforts to create a steady rhythm for safer streets in all five boroughs.”

That’s a good sign.