Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bamboo poem

If we could speak with pandas
they would speak only of bamboo
and would possess eloquence
humans rarely achieve.
-Dave Snyder

8 comments:

Stauf said...

I never completely disappeared. I love reading your superb writings. That photograph made my day, thank you.

John said...

Wait a minute -- since when is Aerophant at aerophant.com? I thought it was at blogger....

I noticed that when I sent the link to my daughter. Is Aerophant taking off on its own?

farmlady said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL! Thank you.

Querulous Squirrel said...

Bamboo is an eloquent plant. I have some in the centerpiece of my backyard garden and it looks equally elegant both surrounded by shade plants and by snow.

smartz said...

I want to achieve that eloquence. Thank you for YOUR eloquence.

Tai said...

Smartz, perhaps we should try eating more bamboo. I'm willing to try. I bet it tastes like plain pasta.

QS, I am also a huge fan of the bamboo. I have a Mexican weeping bamboo growing in a pot on the deck...it looks like a soft green waterfall.

Hi Farmlady, isn't Dave Snyder wonderful? You can read more of his poetry here.

John, Aerophant is still hosted by Blogger, but has had its own domain name for quite some time. Please don't ask me to explain more as this sentence has already severely tapped my technological capability.

Stauf, I'm glad to know you're around. I love this photo too--these pandas have such equanimity in their expressions. (Plus, they're ridiculous.)

Jeffrey Stock said...

Clearly one is playing the bamboo flute and another is on clarinet.

Tai said...

Pandelon ... a close relative of Gamelan.