could you please try to express
the essence of what you want to say
in the form of a haiku?
Or perhaps you could speak a bit more
like the characters in a Kaurismaki film
I am not used to listening
to such a long stream of words
and I can’t take anymore

Um, okay

And it would be nice to enjoy
a few minutes of silence
before we continue this talk

The two farm-dwellers then fell silent
and watched the early evening
as some birds sang nearby

♫ ♫ ♫

That bird’s song is beautiful

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah
Blah, Blah
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

That wasn’t a haiku

I don’t speak haiku

It would do us all a bit of good
if you were to talk less
and allow some space in the conversation,
some space between the words

Seventeen syllables?

In three lines of five, seven and five

Give me a moment to think

Take as long as you like

♫ ♫ ♫

The chai is especially delicious today

Thank you, Nasrudin
for sharing your mother’s milk
Buffalo blessing

♫ ♫ ♫

In the dusk garden
scents of fragrant flowers flow
through space around us

The frangipani are divine

♫ ♫ ♫

And so the conversation continued,
slowly and calmly,
into the night

♫ ♫ ♫