Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Read the Sign

The sign quite clearly says
Do not feed the wildfowl bread
It encourages the Canadian Geese
Who bully the ducks and moorhens

The sign quite clearly says
Do not feed the wildfowl bread
As bread encourages the algae
And the build up of toxins in the water

So why are you standing there
With your bin bag of bread
Scattering crumbs to the geese
Like a stupid bird shepherd?

Can’t you read?

15 comments:

cantellya said...

You should definitely publish this one! :)

Anonymous Poet said...

OK. Gotta ask. What are Canadian geese doing in the U.K.? Sightseeing?

longblackveil said...

Can't leave a comment for your haiku at its correct place, so I'll fo it here:
What a very clever boy for thinking that.

michael said...

They are probably sneezing all over our gannets. Funnily enough we were playing at bird shepheards this afternoon at Shakerley (see blog) and enjoying the antics of the wildfowl as they fought over our stale bread. No signs there saying not too. Its the first time I'd heard of bread causing Algie in the water? They'll be stopping smoking in public places next!

Cocaine Jesus said...

This is obviously about my dear departed Mother in Law who I loved very much but always seemed unable to take on board written information.
I can hear her saying "Oh, it won't hurt. Those nice birds will eat it all up"

Kat said...

Rule #4: Feed wildfowl inconspicuously.

Stranger Ken said...

This disobedience thing, it goes right back to the Garden of Eden, you know. There's also the issue of the undeclared agendas of sign-makers and semioticians and how problematic is that?

NicoleBraganza said...

This is great!

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transience said...

a powerful punch. a good campaign against illiteracy, too.

Syl said...

It can be annoying, those people who blatantly disregard posted signs, like the "Handicapped Only" parking spaces. Well put, Roger!

Amie said...

I can read but it's just so tempting. ha ha ha

i like this!

michael said...

St. Albans definately doesnt want any comments of any sort thank you very much- and especially that one!

Lorena said...

i like this. some people, i tell ya :)

mushsis said...

love the writing-in-the-dark piece - beautiful.