Sunday, March 30, 2008

Andy and Alf


horizon event
before the full blown laugh
a half smile


words by mandy smith
photo by phill deasson
© 2008

encouraged by the laughter prompt at One Single Impression

16 comments:

spacedlaw said...

The first line makes me wonder about what it is that they are watching and will make them laugh...

STP said...

Yes, the image with the half smile line makes one wonder what lies beyond our ability to see.

Pam said...

I love your snapshot in time and the line "horizon event". You were able to say we see what is on this side but only suspect what comes next. Nice work.

gautami tripathy said...

This is a very eternal photograph. I can see that half smile coming.

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Raven said...

Lovely.... Pretty impressive when you can spend time dissecting three lines. I love the half smile as a "horizon event" before the laugh. Just wonderful!

Vixen said...

Your poem is delightful. How wonderful that it made us all think so much too.

tumblewords said...

Cool! I can imagine all sorts of horizon things that would bring wild laughter!

Roswila said...

Delightful, both photo and haiku. Gave me quite a chuckle. Like the unusual comparison.

Patois said...

Clap, clap, clap. The poem is marvelous and speaks so much to the picture.

Teri C said...

Great photo for you words. I smiled when I saw it and wondered what was so funny.

Pearl said...

ooh, nice metaphor! that works so well, as horizon event and horizon of straight lips on straight face just before the telltales blow into sound. that's fabulous. wish I'd written it.

andrée & Michael said...

I am imagining that silly dolphins or silly fishermen will be making them laugh. I want so badly to see it too!

Cloudscome said...

This is really wise and tender. I enjoyed reading it several times and got more out of it each time. Wonderful pairing with the photo too.

qualcosa di bello said...

oh i love that 'horizon event'! excellent pairing of photo & words

storyteller said...

anticipation
wondering what they can see
waiting for the laugh

I enjoyed your clever 'take' on this week's OSI prompt. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs and blessings,

Ričardas said...

It left me tingling with eagerness to learn what is there in the horizon. Well written, Mandy.