Senryu : visitors

strange visitors came
 friendly silence greeted me
 darn! none spoke English

senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere

Movies always have alien visitors being able to speak English (or whatever the home country language is of the movie/theater). However, I’ve traveled and I’ve noticed travelers sometimes expect people to speak their language rather than learning the country that they are visiting.

So I can’t help but wonder — when aliens show up, are they going to expect us to know their language? And if we can’t, will that mark us obviously uneducated? What if they decide we are not intelligent lifeforms? Or will we all make do with friendly silences and smiles? Just wondering.

References:

Leave the Porch Light On! : visits and visitors
 dVerse Pub

second life photo by M. LaFreniere, avatar Kayla Woodrunner


Originally published at Cactus Haiku.