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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

even the vacant lot has flowers

w. f. owen

6 comments:

Magyar said...

A vacant lot, is an empty lot.

EMPTY lot
FULL of new flowers

A subliminal and contrary thought... "nothing, is empty." (?)
_m

w. f. owen said...

you make a good point m. one meaning of vacant
is empty. as with most words there are other meanings. for instance, a vacant lot is a lot with
no permanent buildings, or even a lot which once had
a building, but no is vacant. also, in the housing trade,
a vacant lot is a lot designated to have a building, but
without a building yet. in a sociolinguistic vein, "vacant lot" may mean a gathering place for young
people who, i dare say, never think of vacant as
"empty." i remember the expression this way when
i grew up. so, i guess i'm saying the literal
meaning of "vacant" as "empty" or without anything
may not apply.

thanks!
bill

Magyar said...

Yup... always looking for a smile, hence the word -contrary- to your intent. My intent(?)... playful!
_m

w. f. owen said...

m,

i enjoy the play! and, i appreciate your
adding to the blog.

cheers!
bill

Anonymous said...

I read from this poem - there's life everywhere.

Lu

w. f. owen said...

precisely.

thanks,
bill