Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Finchley Encounter


He opened his mouth
and a bird flew out

I think it was a wren
It was small and brown anyway

I know that sounds a little vague
but to tell you the truth I was startled

Are you a magician? I asked
He smirked and shook his head

He bent and picked up a discarded note
Is this yours?

I swallowed. Now it was my turn
to shake my head. We parted

I walked into the Swan
and ordered a swift half

14 comments:

floots said...

Loved it. I can't resist puns. Must be genetic.

Kimberly said...

Lovely :-)

Kimberly said...

Yes the river really is that wide, at least at the point where it reaches here where I live it is.

Was going to ask what a courgette was,but you answered that, like a erm...what the heck you call eggplant?I have it on the tip of my tongue...aubergine :-)

jenn marsala said...

I think you're "delightful". Love your work! Am also very honored to have a real writer visit my site (my friend says she's a writer, and I did manage to get her to visit. She advised me to work on my punctuation). You've great taste in music, and other creative endeavors. In short, very nice making your acquaintence. I'll be back...

j

Lorena said...

amazing moment, leaves a lot to the imagination.

Anonymous Poet said...

Quirky! Definitely quirky! ; )

transience said...

hot damn. but i loved the last line. i'm making all sorts of connections here. must be my caffeine-filled imagination.

Amie said...

what is a swift half roger? :)

Roger Stevens said...

A note about the last line. In the UK beer is still sold in pint and half pint measures. A pint is roughly half a litre.

When someone's on the way home after work, maybe, or in a hurry, they will go into a pub, like the Swan, and have a swift half.

Jonathan said...

Errr... Hurry or not, I'll have a full pint, please...

gulnaz said...

from wren to swan...amazing moments.

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