Wednesday, June 2, 2010

In Theory

In theory...
They are ambitious--
Ambling over high Andes
Nimble on narrow corridors of clay that were
fired by a thousand hoofs and time.

In theory...
They are disdainfully defensive
Spitting on strangers who come to photograph the flock
or simply stop to watch the sheep as a diversion
from an early morning walk.

In theory, that is...
I couldn't get this fellow to budge!





Three word Wednesday--theory, nimble, budge

11 comments:

  1. a great wait-for-it moment.

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  2. A lazy specimen, certainly.

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  3. A completely unexpected subject. Absolutely delightful!

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  4. your poem is delish, but I just lovelovelove
    this adorable, telling photograph.

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  5. Ha! That was perfect! I have never before read a poem about llamas, who'd a thought they'd make such an interesting topic.

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  6. the foto is perfect...and as PP sed above i totally agree...ditto!!! umbilicus

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  7. haha loved the poem and the picture.

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