Monday, November 15, 2010

mr. morris's front porch

let me tell you about
bending over in the fields
his seventy sixth year

up at four
and out the door
to hoe potatoes

climbing trees
to harvest grapefruits, mangos
and more

navigating four girlfriends
and ten children

he has some stories to tell
especially since he fell from the ladder
those many years ago
and broke
most every bone
in his body

a lively lad
that mr. morris

*We had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Morris in St. Lucia while visiting our son Ben. He was one of Ben's good friends during his time of service there with the Peace Corps. We truly enjoyed our visit with this very interesting elderly young man.

**You never know till you try to reach them, how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.   ~Henry Ward Beecher


  1. Terry,
    I love this... the focused image and perfectly descriptive words.

  2. Harold,
    You would have enjoyed Mr. Morris. I know you have hundreds of these stories of meeting interesting people to tell. One needs only look at your beautiful images to know that! terry

  3. Thanks for sharing about good ole Mr. Morris, mom. He indeed is an interesting character and good friend.