Monday, April 26, 2010

Magpie Tales - Week Eleven




This is Not a Formal Affair

It once held
tobacco leaves.
Rich, fragrant
poison.
It served its time
in that rafter.
Served those
cash crop farmers.
Now it serves me
as I wander that
rocky and rutted
root-ridden path.
What place would
an elegant gleam
have in such a life?
I am content
with my walking
companion.



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18 comments:

  1. marvelous! such an interesting take, to make the cane in the magpie photo take back seat to the other

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  2. a great magpie...i love the way the commom stick is condesending towards the walking stick we all would consider to be superior! great tale!

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  3. i like that walking stick...its got spunk. lol. nicey done magpie...

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  4. Yes nothing like finding a beautiful stick in the woods during a walk about that is the right length and interesting shape -- such a treasure the common stick that is not so common to me. Great piece the old salt of the earth kind of piece.

    Joanny

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  5. Great tale. I can't believe you came up with that considering the subject.

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  6. Great one, Bug. WT's family raised baccy several generations back in Missouri. It makes a cool stick!

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  7. Loved the music in "rocky and rutted root-ridden path". Nice.

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  8. Everything in its place..as long as one has a companion..you made the right choice!

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  9. I love how you made this magpie your own - just as you did the stick!.

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  10. Cool tale. I love old things for how other hands touched it and loved it before mine.

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  11. http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/magpie-tale-the-magical-wish/

    here is mine!

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  12. You took a unique view of the prompt. I've a couple of aging wood walking sticks myself. Much more helpful on rocky root-ridden paths.

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  13. Agree with Catalyst about the rocky and rutted root-ridden path.
    That's great word play

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  14. I believe there is beauty in function. Somethings or someone is more glorious for what they contribute to this world, rather than the outward beauty they posess.

    I choose the walking stick, too! :)

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  15. Boy so much in this magpie
    great
    I really liked this one!

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