Friday, June 28, 2013

Inspiration at Ford & Inkster




There they were: sitting on the corner,
squat and round, cackling like pigeons
congregating in a busy downtown square.


Their squawking rising and dipping while
they ate Fritos and slurped Mountain Dew,
waving at the cars going by.



the imaginary garden with real toads



linked with Imaginary gardens

12 comments:

  1. A scene played out in many cities every day. I like this.

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  2. Love it! I can hear the "cackling" :)

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  3. You painted the scene in realistic colours. Great imagery.

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  4. I like the sounds - cackling, squawking and slurping ~ I think I some of them around here too ~ Smiles ~

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  5. You described this brief scene with great attention to sensory details: the taste of Fritos, the cackling and squawking and the final wave of the hand all adds such life to the piece.

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  6. What a wonderful description, in so few words. I felt I was there.
    K

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  7. Thank you, Kay. I'm a bus commuter. I see life up close and personal. :-)

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  8. LaTonya, welcome to the Toads!

    I have lived in many cities and am, too, a people watcher like you. The cackles and the Fritos were my favorites... there is a busy pigeon-style bustle to their tarrying! Peace, Amy

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  9. pigeons of all kinds are often a nuisance. Nice little "snap" of life!

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