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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Shouting chapmen... most pigeons scatter.

street sellers
tout their worldly wears


Devika said...

I have seen this scene, Magyar :)


J. Andrew Lockhart said...

good one :)

Frank Williams said...

Nice one...

Lorraine said...

Oh my gosh, I can only imagine what could happen, I love this...
PS I ADORED your comment on my words and stuff yesterday, so, so beautiful, thank you

nora said...

Ah, the urban landscape. I like how you capture the public space where hawkers and pigeons and the rest of us birds converge. :-)

Bill said...

New York pigeons don't scatter easily.

RBroeker said...

To me the contrast between yesterday's communication (pigeon) and all-time-advertisement (touting street sellers) is great. First I didn't understand "worldly" then I thoughtyou don't want me to see street prophets. Good haiku, _m.

Best wishes

Janice Thomson said...

This is great - well put.

Tikkis said...

pigeons --
My brother is an ornithologist, and when I was younger I went with him to seek so many different birds as possible. City-pigeon! I shouted when still in town-area.

It's not counted as a bird, he said.

traveling salesman
trying to hide
his origin

(This is nearly nothing to do with your senryu, I'm afraid.)

Magyar said...

I thank you all!
...and then, there is that slang definition of "pigeon," the poor "believer," taken in by every sales pitch.

Tikkis said...

Interesting! Opened my slang dictionaries and found that, and some more meanings, too.