Paterson : I guess you really like poetry then? Japanese Poet : I breathe poetry. Paterson : So you write poetry? Japanese Poet : Yes. Japanese Poet : My notebooks. Paterson : Oh, yeah. Japanese Poet : My poetry only in Japanese. No translation. Japanese Poet : Poetry in translations is like taking a shower with a raincoat on. Laura : You're up late, honey. Your silent magic watch didn't wake you up. Paterson : Yeah, it was a little late today.
Laura : Well, somedays something inside just doesn't want to get up. Ever feel like that?
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Paterson : Today. Paterson : Morning, Donny.
Donny : Ready to roll, Paterson? Paterson : Yeah. Paterson : Everything OK? Donny : Now that you ask, no, not really. My kid needs braces on her teeth, my car needs a transmission job, my wife wants me to take her to Florida but I'm behind on the mortgage payments, my uncle called from India and he needs money for my neice's wedding, and I got this strange rash on my back. You name it, brother. How 'bout you? Paterson : I'm OK. Donny : OK, well, have a nice day. Paterson : OK, you too. Donny : Yeah, I doubt it. Doc : Paterson, you still don't got a cell phone?
Paterson : Uh, no. No, I don't want one. It would be a leash. Doc : What about the better half, she got one?
Paterson : She's got one, yeah. And the laptop, and an iPad Doc : She doesn't want you to get one? Paterson : No. She's okay about it. She understands me really well.
Doc : [mutters] A lucky guy. Paterson : I don't like you, Marvin. Laura : Mmm. Laura : I had a beautiful dream. We had two little children. Paterson : Hmm. Laura : If we had children, would you like it if they were twins? Paterson : Mmm Sure, why not? Paterson : One for each of us. Doc : I'm getting my ass kicked today.
Paterson : Who you playing?
Doc : Myself. Laura : Get any new writing done?
Paterson : I did a little, yeah. Working on a poem for you. Laura : A love poem? Paterson : Yeah, I guess if it's for you, it's a love poem. It's kind of inspired by our Ohio Blue Tip Matches. Laura : Really? Does it mention the little megaphone shape the letters make? Paterson : [taken aback] Yeah, actually it does.
Laura : How beautiful. I can't wait to read it when it's done. Paterson : If you ever left me, I'd tear my heart out and never put it back. Laura : I was dreaming that we were in ancient Persia.
A big, silver elephant. Paterson : A silver elephant? Laura : Yeah. You looked so beautiful. Paterson : Do they have elephants in ancient Persia? Laura : [laughs] I don't think so. Not silver ones, anyway.
Paterson : Is there anything we can do? Doc : Nah, I always say don't try to change things or you'll make them even worse. Laura : [half asleep] I like how you smell when you come home at night. Paterson : [whispers] What do I smell like?
Laura : You smell faintly of Laura : You look a little drained. You were home a little late. Was your day okay? Paterson : Well, it was until the bus broke down. Laura : The bus broke down? Was it dangerous? Paterson : No, it was just It was an electrical problem. Laura : Electrical problem? Could it have exploded into a fireball? Paterson : [chuckles] No, no. It's just an old bus. Laura : Well, I think they should get their best driver who's also a great poet a brand new bus.
It's the least they could do. Paterson : City of Paterson? Not likely. Laura : I know it's silly, but I'm so excited about the new farmers' market. Because if my cupcakes are a big sensation then I might be on my way to a very successful business. Paterson : That would be amazing, honey.