Thursday, 2 July 2009

the quiet world

Late Night Blues by Jo Bradford

The Quiet World
In an effort to get people to look
into each other's eyes more,
and also to appease the mutes,
the government has decided
to allot each person exactly one hundred
and sixty-seven words, per day.
When the phone rings, I put it to my ear
without saying hello. In the restaurant
I point at chicken noodle soup.
I am adjusting well to the new way.
Late at night, I call my long distance lover,
proudly say I only used fifty-nine today.
I saved the rest for you.
When she doesn't respond,
I know she's used up all her words,
so I slowly whisper I love you
thirty-two and a third times.
After that, we just sit on the line
and listen to each other breathe.
~ by Jeffrey McDaniel ~


Geisslein said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
Have a great day, sunny greetings from hot and humid germany, geisslein

Char said...

beautiful pairing of photography and words

Just Me Jewelry said...

I love the picture and the poet or quote! :)))

Aputsiaq said...

Hi Jo! Came just to say hi and thanks for joing my blog....and what do I see: the most wonderful blog ever...I have to spent a lot of time here and see the old blog-posts ;O) I love your photos, I really do!!

Have a nice week...

Bedste hilsener/best wishes
Aputsiaq/Mette ;O)

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