Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Some Haikus on Europe

I sat in a really old restaurant eating a tortilla yesterday, and this is what I wrote:

So, cold tortillas
are better, lighter bar food
than American's.

Layered egg, golden
warm, soft, onioned patatas.
Sum of parts?  Lighter.

Brits are not better
At being English Speaking
In Spain.  [Take that, snobs!]*

* alternate ending: [AMERICA!]

Haphazard streets, paved
with care, crevices cobbled
attain intention.

Portugese sunshine
reflected in tile colors
kissed my face tender.

Mallard topped canes, men
made gentler by wives, pipes, time -- smile
from eyes to cuff-links.

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