Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Poem Peddler: Paragraph One

"I'm from Portland, Maine," he said.

"I worked on a farm the last two years.
Thought I might try something different."
"Why Brattleboro?" I asked.



11 comments:

Julie said...

Oh, good tease! And I adore scalped portraits. Makes me work harder to learn someone ... I squat down, I am all ears ...

Vogon Poet said...

Something very different! We await patiently the rest of his story...

Malyss said...

Waiting for paragraph two...
Did you tell him that your readers are now impatient to know him better?..

Jilly said...

I love these last two posts. So mysterious. Super photos. Did you buy a poem? Did he give you a poem?He has nice gentle eyes.

slim said...

He does have gentle eyes and I like how you brought him to life in color. The close cropping is simply genius at work here . . . you are helping the reader get closer to your subject.

Sharon Creech said...

As interesting as your photograph and your developing narrative are the comments of your viewers, above!

Birdman said...

Portland? Interesting! Do you write 'teases' for a living????

Jacob said...

Nice looking young man. Have you read his poetry?

You, Brattcat are a tease! Meow!

Elenka said...

Keep the story going!!!

Abraham Lincoln said...

He is a handsome young man who could do just about anything he might like. I suspect his good looks might influence the young ladies and some old ones too, to buy some of his poems. I am curious too, how he ended up choosing Brattleboro over all the other cities, towns and villages across America.

Babooshka said...

Contact. Just love his smile.