10.10.2017

On Main Street Near the Crosswalk

I will confess
to being jealous
of the street poet
with his antique typewriter
and handwritten sign
(though I did wonder
why it wasn’t typed)
but then I heard him say
"there are
teapots out there
you can make"
so I kept walking
thinking that the lesson is
so much depends
on context

Sharing on the Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden

12 comments:

  1. I love this bit of whimsy because it refreshingly surreal with touches of Lewis Carroll.

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  2. I love the idea of street poets: it is very Gabriel Garcia Marquez. And of course, context is all.

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  3. I too love the idea of street poets. Wonderfully meditative write, Marian 💕

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  4. Street poets (and street artists, in general, to be honest) hold a special place in my heart. Like your poem suggests, everything depends on context... and those who art on the street become the content of their art. And I love that.

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  5. This made me smile.......a poet's utterances are not always, or even often, profound.

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  6. Ah the life of a street poet- such freedom in utterances. ...

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  7. it is very Gabriel Garcia Marquez. And of course, context is all.


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  8. Oh yes, there are always teapots to be made... and there is a context for that too..

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  9. the lesson is
    so much depends
    on context

    In many such instances opportunity lurks for them to exploit the situations.Nature is such. Rightly so Marian!

    Hank

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  10. Street artists, poets, and musicians always capture my interest, but then, well, there are teapots to be made.
    Love this Marian!

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