Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A Morning Draft



*poof!*

9 Comments:

Blogger The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful piece of writing. I am now going to attempt a humming-bird.

8:57 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

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9:22 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Thank you.

I think I need to convert the money in the poem to Brazilian currency.

9:22 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Since I think the currency then, as now, in Brazil is/was reals, it could be cool. Same stresses/syllables too.

Lovely poem, though the idea of hummingbird skins wigs me out a bit.

10:58 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Leslie:

Thanks!

I guess they really did shoot hummingbirds (and every other bird in the jungle!) and seel their skis for collectors and hat-makers.

Heade, like Audubon before him, also shot (more than) his share.

11:03 AM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

I meant "sell."

I am having a bad typing day.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

I think you also meant "skins" instead of "skis," although I like the image of the hummingbirds on their little skis. Good poem! I finally got to see one before it went poof. I liked the ending where he's trying and failing to discover the secret of the origami.

12:28 PM  
Blogger greg rappleye said...

Robert:

Thank you for your comments.

I keep saying that I can't see and no one believes me. This is just more proof.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Oh dear...it wasn't, for me, "more proof." It was one more poof! If you had missed the "r" it would have been both...

I am sorry I missed it.

11:06 PM  

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