Friday, June 3, 2011

vegetable gentleman

Market troubadour
True falsetto morning cry
Nuttin' rhymes with orange

photo: Center Market, 1922, Washington, D.C.

And, as always, all 17 syllables squeezed to check ripeness for 'recuerda mi corazon,' exclusive home of Haiku My Heart


Blogger Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Phil, after reading your haiku and looking at this photo over and over, reading the haiku over and over, I am grinning from ear to ear. How I love your sense of humor amidst the thrum of creativity.

I also love the design of your blog. Simple yet so darned powerful.

6/03/2011 10:35 PM  
Blogger gemma said...

:-D Great!

6/03/2011 10:55 PM  
Blogger rebecca said...

you feed us such delicious surprises.
i wait wait wait for your name to show up, hungry for your next entrée!

6/03/2011 10:59 PM  
Blogger Marit said...

Wow... fabulous!

6/04/2011 2:39 AM  
Blogger Snap said...

I'm going to be smiling all day and thinking about what rhymes with orange! :D :D :D I love old photos. Marvelous.

6/04/2011 8:48 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Phil! Lmao! Best haiku and photo so far - pure entertainment!!

6/04/2011 12:32 PM  
Blogger Meri said...

Or rutabaga. . .

6/04/2011 1:27 PM  
Blogger Noelle Renee said...

this is simply wonderful, all of it, the photograph, the evocative storyline, the humor. I love it.

6/04/2011 4:04 PM  
Blogger Margaret Pangert said...

Hi Phil! Very original! This poor "vegetable gentleman" is probably singing out his wares in falsetto! Hmmm... And what to rhyme with orange? Use the vowels, I guess? Close, but no cigar. I couldn't help but think how much better we ate back then than now. Great post.

6/04/2011 6:53 PM  
Blogger phil said...


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