Thursday, July 30, 2009

The Poem Peddler: Paragraph Two with a tip of the hat to Julie

"I've got friends in town," he said.
"I like it here, swimming in the river, hiking the mountain."
"Will you write me a poem?" I asked.
"Sure," he said. "What about?"
"Anything you'd like," I said.
"Oh, that will cost you more, $5," he said.
I nodded and he wrote me a poem about the sidewalk, the parking lot, the people, and the mountain. It was a good poem.
"Are you managing okay?" I asked.
"I make enough to pay my rent," he said.
"What are your dreams?" I asked.

15 comments:

Fio said...

Excellent!!

JM said...

Great hands shot! I see why you mention Julie on this post! :-)

Afyonkarahisar said...

Amazing and impressive. Congratulations.

Vogon Poet said...

As a poet of the galactic variety I approve of this young colleague...

Frank said...

Great post. I like the photo but the way you leave us with your copy was terrific.

Elenka said...

Interesting! Very interesting.

Sharon Creech said...

The 'story' is developing so nicely . . .

Rob said...

Your postings about him are a poem for themselves!

Julie said...

Oh yes ...

Julie said...

Enlarging the image, the hands are quite delightful. So many things to like about this series, BC. Composing a "complete" post like this brings tremendous pleasure, yes?

tapirgal said...

They keep getting better! What a nice series!

Jacob said...

On, that's very nice!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so different, very nice!
Léia

Ash said...

Lovely!

Babooshka said...

Turning into a real page turner I do hope this post alone exposes his and your talent to more people. I am actually envious you have such an interesting approachable person. My town, just not the same.