Friday, June 3, 2011

vegetable gentleman


Market troubadour
True falsetto morning cry
Nuttin' rhymes with orange


photo: Center Market, 1922, Washington, D.C.
credit: Shorpy.com

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

10 Comments:

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!!
(Orange/schmorange!)

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.
~Noelle

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...

Thanks!

6/06/2011 10:54 PM  

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