Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Poem Peddler: Introduction

He had several people hovering around him when I caught sight of him yesterday.
I waited until he was alone.

17 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

With a typewriter like that you was right to try B&W.
He reminds me of some guys in Middle East writing letters for a fee on the sidewalk. Shoes apart, his look is the same.
Awaiting more about the poem peddler...

B SQUARED said...

He's at it again. More power to him.

Malyss said...

Like Vogon Poet, the picture made me think about India, and writers in the street.In fact, the picture, especially in B&W, could have been taken almost everywhere..

Cezar and Léia said...

wow he is writing! Cool B & W shot!
Léia

Jacob said...

How interesting. Love the b&w. The typewriter, which I used for years, seems strangely incongruous, now...

More coming, I hope?

Rob said...

A poet AND a musician! Of course. Did you find out more about him?
Having lived in India and the Middle East for a long time, I can only agree with Malyss and Vogon Poet. It's universal.

Clueless in Boston said...

It's easy to see now why he has the typewriter instead of a computer. Sometimes the old ways are the best, but writing poems on the street is a tough way to make a few bucks.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Exactly like a poem to be displayed. More photos of people that I love. Myself I am not successful in this regard.
Greetings.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Really? Poems. It is a typewriter from the old days. I almost lost one like that near Iwo Jima in 1956.

Thanks for the visit. I wanted to tell someone who understands more about photography than just pushing the shutter button that your visit will count and help make history. Pick a Peck of Pixels

Elenka said...

yeah, yeah??
You waited til he was alone....and THEN what? Come on, fess up.

Sharon Creech said...

'waited until he was alone. . .' and THEN? and THEN?

Birdman said...

Is he a snake charmer too?

Brenda Bowen said...

Bratcat! We have a poem peddler not two blocks from my office near Union Square in New York. And had I had a camera last week, I would have taken a pic of her to post on my blog. Perhaps the hearts of the poet and the poetess will someday beat as one? (And yes, there is a novel in that.)

Julie said...

I wonder where the clarinet comes into the story. This is a wonderful image, BC. To actually have him typing ... magical ...

slim said...

This better not be a cliffhanger . . . Fantastic study in monochrome. There is so much to look at here and wonder about.

tapirgal said...

The clarinet adds such an interesting level to this already-interesting photo! It's great in B&W.

Babooshka said...

This is still so intriguing.