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Monday, June 29, 2009

walking around the town

there are places where tourists are guided and other places they have to find for themselves, assuming they have the time and inclination to explore our great cities


in the underground train station

the open case

the same old song


in the main shopping street

the paper coffee cups

and the gold and copper coins


two drunks slur and shout

over somethin' and nothin'

found in the litter bin

4 comments:

nora said...

I like this haibun series, Gwilym. Each is a vignette in a grand landscape.

Poet in Residence said...

thanks nora,
by the way just discovered a Dylan Thomas haiku - actually a short rhyme in a letter to an early girlfriend - but I've tinkered it just a touch,

rose plot
fringed pool
ferned garrotte

Vic Gendrano said...

A panorama of places and events recorded through observant eyes. I like this Gwilym. Wish I can see some of them when I visit you there, hopefully, some time...

Poet in Residence said...

Vic, I think I'm coming more to poetry that has to do with society's voiceless victims.