Sunday, November 20, 2011

Haiku Monday: EXPRESSION


"Duck—here come her hands!"
Sorry! Mute without them. Blame
Latin genetics.

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8 comments:

Boxer said...

My bidness parner is Italian and both his mouth and his hands talk at the same time.

Of course recently, he was waving his injured hand around during a meeting with a client and it was a BIT distracting. Bwahahahahahah.

Clevah Haiku. I like it.

Karl said...

Good afternoon Moi,

Your visual fits perfectly!

K9 said...

rappers are like this too...

you got your crotch check
you got the double shake of hand in front
you got the lateral cross over hand move


but I think you are right -the eyetalians are king

wunnerful haiku

fishy said...

Funny thing,
I am the wild and dangerous gesticulator;
Blowfish is the the Italian.

Hah!
I always make my point!

Troll said...

Grrherhahahahahaha! It could be learned behavior though. They should separate Eye-Talian twins at birth to find out.

moi said...

Boxer: S.B. once challenged me to talk while sitting on my hands. I couldn't do it.

Karl: There's a whole sign language chart, too.

K9: And all the little gang hand gestures that go along with it. East Coast versus West Coast, esse.

Fishy: If you can't out-reason them, wear them down, is my motto.

Troll: Stick 'em with some Amish, see what happens?

Aunty Belle said...

are you cookin'?

Whose wearin' the apron fer yore
Thanksgivin'?

moi said...

We have two Thanksgivings to go to, neither of which I'm hosting, thankfully. The one tomorrow with family I'm taking a salad (yeah, like anyone eats SALAD Thanksgiving day!), and the one on Saturday with friends, two pies: pumpkin creme and chocolate mousse.

You?