Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Conversation Overheard

The wind escorted
a handful of brown leaves
over a serpentine curb onto the concrete drive.
They rattled and chatted
about global warming, or being gone
before the lady with the red Honda returned.
Since I don’t speak wind, or
any particular dialect of leaf,
it was the best interpretation I could make.


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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

A-1!

MB said...

Sounds to me like you speak wind well enough to get by! ... Now, if you would speak it on the recording we all could hear it with that suthern accent... ;-)

Carol said...

Sometimes it is better than the actual words. Enjoyed.

Poetry by Kai said...

i like this pat

u are a great poet, always write something smart...

i only wish i could speak wind too.
speak its language

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

The leaves talk!! I love it! :)

Amalendu said...

lovely...

Anonymous said...

the leaves talk, but we never listen.

Green-Eyed Lady (GEL) said...

You may not "speak wind", but you write like it's a breeze. :)

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

...Are you sure you don't speak wind? I think you do. Most likely, you simply were distracted by the lady in the red honda...that's all

Russell Ragsdale said...

We are privy to lots of conversations we don't fully understand. That is a great point to remember. Good one Pat!

Percival said...

Like it -

trinitystar said...

:o)

Anonymous said...

leavesdropper! Nicely done, pat.

Anonymous said...

perfect, pat!
accurate or not, i love your interpretation :)

jel said...

ok what is the trick in getting that thingy to work ? Grr

Anonymous said...

Nice!

Anonymous said...

This is very original, and very good. Bravo...

boulies said...

Eavesdropping on leaves now, are we Pat? Well, I always thought leaves needed to have a good interpreter around for the rest of us befuddled folk who are dumb to the art of leaf speak.

Charming piece! I really enjoyed this.

Anonymous said...

Love it, Pat!

floots said...

really like this
love the whole idea

Anonymous said...

they are not long-winded, are they? :)

nice one , pat. great imagery.

Pat Paulk said...

Vaughn thanks for the rating!!

Wind with a "suthern" accent?? Actually I can't imagine it with any other. Thank you MB!!

Carol, definitely better than most!!

Kai, coming from you that is a very high compliment!! Thank you!!

Andrew, yeah and mostly about us!!
Thank you!!

Thanks Amalendu!!

Inconsequential, I think we're scared what we'll hear.

GEL, you are very, very kind!!

Coery, you have come to know me well. I suspect you are right!!

Thanks Russell!! Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

Percival, I'm glad you did!!

Trinitystar, thank you!!

Bill, I'm guilty as charged!! Thank you!!

Polona, it seemed reasonable enough. thank you!!

Janice, computers are so fickle.

Thanks Joyce!!

Rethabile thank you!!

Boulies, as always it's good to hear from you. The ratta-tat-tat of leaf speak is most interesting. Thank you!!

Richard Kay, thank you!! Have you done away with comments on your blog??

Thanks Floots!!

Pat Paulk said...

Dsnake, we were typing at the same time. No, actually they have a unique stutter to their speech. Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, comments turned off Pat. I've turned my blog into a private diary that others have 'read only' access to.

Feel free to visit and amuse yourself for 30 seconds once or twice per week as my life unfolds in occasional haiku.

If I write a killer haiku . . . ha! . . . you can send praise to me via the email link on my Blogger Profile. But you shouldn't have to do that too often. ;-)

Borut said...

Lovely. Our daily fairy tale!:)

sigmund fraud said...

nice interpretation.