Wednesday, April 30, 2008

In the middle of nowhere

Dumped along the highway
somewhere in Texas,
thumb ignored

– Leonard Blumfeld

For 3WW LXXXIV. Also inspired a little bit by remembering the movie Out of Rosenheim (aka Bagdad Cafe).

17 comments:

pjd said...

Somewhere in Texas. That line makes the whole image for me. Nicely done, and happy 3WW. I also had a hitchhiker haiku this week.

Redheels said...

It left me "empty". LOL

dailypanic said...

I too got the whole feel of anguish. Happy 3www!

gautami tripathy said...

I like this a lot! Conjures up images!

Good to be back!

Amarettogirl said...

This was great - it started a whole mental scene for me like the opening of a film. I wonder where else it could go...no need to go anywhere though - I like it just as it is!!!

texasblu said...

Being a native Texan, I so see this! I know others may think this is sad, but it gave me a chuckle. Maybe because I've been there before....

Pri said...

uhoh..u missed out on 'empty' :-/

Leonard Blumfeld said...

Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!

And thank you, pri, for pointing out that 'empty' is missing. Not so, however, the concept of emptiness - it's in the title... So I hope that I may be excused :)

paisley said...

all you need is a girl is short shorts... it works... really it does.....

tumblewords said...

It sounds like Texas! :)

Linda Jacobs said...

Oh, the bleakness in here! A whole novel in a haiku!

TC said...

I liked the "somewhere in Texas" line. Like it didn't matter where in Texas... just that you were in that state said it all :)

San said...

:) i really enjoyed the imagery. :)

Medhini said...

Reminded me of a scene in 'Dil hain ki mantha nahin'. 'A thumb may be small in size but can stop large truck' Amir khan says....

one more believer said...

somewhere in texas... dang, that could be pretty hot!!!!...

Laane said...

I love the picture you painted.

You can find my entry here:

http://www.laaneworld.com/2008/05/on-road.html

Enjoy your day.

Bone said...

Felt like it could have been the beginning of a movie.

OK, now I see someone else already said that. But that was my first thought, too.