2007-03-30

977. Traveller

Penny on the floor...
whose hands and pockets have you
been in and out of?

13 comments:

Masago said...

Penny on the floor...
whose hands and pockets have you
been in and out of?

Link with 976: Penny.

[Some coins I find in my change are quite battered and worn. The stories they could tell if they could tell...]

Aurora Antonovic said...

When I was a litte girl, I had a friend whose Mom washed money because she suffered from OCD. She would literally hang bills on the clothesline, then sit on the pavement, watching them dry. Once she handed me a pile of wet change so I could buy her something at the store. She'd say, "You've got to wash your money. You don't know where it's been". This poem reminded me of her.

floots said...

when i was a young child a classic essay title set for school kids was" a day in the life of a penny"

you've done it again - sent me back
(not that i ever need much of a push) :)
cheers

John McDonald said...

like it
john

Pat Paulk said...

I bet they could tell some winners.

magiceye said...

lovely thought!

polona said...

love this thought-provoking 5-7-5-er :-)

Masago said...

Aurora: A touching story...I wonder if your friend grew up with a learned form of OCD.

Floots: I enjoy giving the odd nudge. ;-) BTW, If you can find your old essay on the topic, please share.

John: Thanks.

Pat: Yes, I think they could. I had a really beat up nickel the other day...I'd love to hear what it could tell.

magiceye: Thanks.

Polona: Thanks! I'm pleased you noticed it has the old 5-7-5 haiku syllable count. This time the first draft came out this way, I was pleasantly surprised.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

now I have thought about that :)

Pamela said...

oh my .. my good friend is a teller (bank) and she's seen money come out of underwear, shoes, etc.

money is dirty.

shanna said...

money is cement

i like yr ku money talks they say...

Borut said...

An 'eternal theme'!:))And you've made Aurora remember an unforgettable story!:)))

Masago said...

Andrew: ...and probably now every time you find a penny on the floor. :-)

Pamela: Yikes! :-)

Borut: Thanks.