Thursday, April 9, 2009

Small Street Song

below me, the

smith bangs his
hammer, the

old man sells
grapes, sweet

he says, try
some you'll see

sunshine his donkey
sways in

you can almost

taste it

(from Sentences, 1976)


  1. Wonderful! We taste it, and see it and hear it and buy it. I especially love the hammering, a percussion that accompanies the entire scene and song.

  2. Love the concrete specifics here!

  3. J and A,

    Thought you might like to know this was observed from the office window of my first English school, a building that has long since been razed--no more tinsmiths, no more peddlers on foot hawking their wares behind ladened beasts of burden, time slowly running out but still plenty of sweet grapes left to taste! Thanks!


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