Poetry Sparks

A commons for sharing images, quotes, stories, and observations that - given the right mix of oxygen and kindling - might ignite a little poetic inspiration...

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Parrot man

On the way home from work a few weeks ago, I was turning right at a busy intersection when I noticed a man walking toward me with a parrot on his shoulder. The sky stretched out blue and cloudless overhead in what would seem a tempting invitation to any bird. But instead, this beautiful red parrot remained perched on the shoulder of a merry silver-bearded man who sauntered toward his destination (the YMCA?) with a quiet smile on his face.


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