Can poetry save pedestrians?

NPR reports: "Traffic warning street signs written as haiku are appearing on poles around the five boroughs, posted by the New York City Department of Transportation. The poems and accompanying artwork were created by artist John Morse. There are 12 designs in all, 10 in English and two in Spanish."

My favorite is
Oncoming cars rush
Each a 3-ton bullet
And you, flesh and bone.

To see the arresting images, read more haikus, and learn more about this project, click here.

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