Sunday, March 4, 2018

Week in Seven Words #388

Baby goats press against the legs of the man who feeds them; they peer out from the folds of his trousers. Chickens walk around in their strange, obsessive way, making discontented noises.

The artists have set up studios in derelict homes. Most of the rooms are empty; some are papered in sketches. Here and there, a dash of paint disturbs a long stretch of dust.

With their bodies, they seem to form letters of the alphabet. Their spines curve, and their arms rise and bend. Their instructor walks among them and gently edits the poses.

A walk between downpours. Everything is soaked in the smell of after-rain.

The music growls and punches holes in the quiet.

The worm, freshly plucked, flops around in the bird's beak.

The fountain looks like it's juggling balls of foam. People sigh as they watch it; some record it on their phones. I like seeing this lack of jadedness. People taking pleasure in a simple, beautiful sight.


Brian Joseph said...

I never thought about it before. But chickens do behave in strange obsessive ways.

I do not know why. But I have always loved fountains. I tend to take a lot of pictures of them.

HKatz said...

Fountains are wonderful :)