Tuesday, June 12, 2007

My 57th encounter with the peacock

The peacock borrowed a kitchen knife from me
What for? I asked
To slice lemons
I plan to squeeze lime juice into the stream
Plus a few neem leaves

Why so? I asked
I'm tired of drinking fresh water

Monday, June 11, 2007

My 56th encounter with the peacock

Can you loan me a tree,
Asked the peacock
I will repay you next season

The peacock announced the breaking news of the day
The river won't flow now
It has spondylitis
Her spine has misaligned anteriorly
Due to the extra ebb

Sunday, June 10, 2007

My 55th encounter with the peacock

What are you doing?

Designing an invitation
I'm throwing a bournvita party next week
What is that sketch, asked the peacock
It's a map to the house

Trust you
To make everything so complicated
What do you suggest? I retorted

The peacock said
It's quite simple
Tell your guests to follow the scent of eucalyptus
And look for orange bougainvillas

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My 54th encounter with the peacock

Last night was a rare one

The sky was mooned
What is a mooned?
As you know in a 28 day cycle the moon passes through eight phases
Mooned is the ninth phase
Happens once in 2190 years

There's no such word in the dictionary, I said
The peacock smacked his forehead with his feather
Add the word to your lexicon
Instead of being a pompous pedant

Friday, June 1, 2007

My 53rd encounter with the peacock

The peacock

Re-appeared after eons
How did you fritter away your days in my absence
Where were you?
I missed you, I said

He replied
I discovered something
What, I asked
A small not-so-grand river

It's bottom tastes tomato flavoured