"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."
John Morse/NYC DOT
Morse tells NPR, "There's a lot of visual clutter ... all around us, so the idea is to bring something to the streetscape that might catch someone's eye."