"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Magpie #136 Washday Blues

Flying Down, 2006, by David Salle


My impatient fingers are  tapping
I'm so bored watching laundry get done
It's like hearing one hand clapping
But  I need to cover my bum!
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Image provided by Tess Kincaid
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28 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Great fun. Enjoyed that.

Brian Miller said...

hahaha one hand clapping...and covering your bum...you gave me a chuckle...must def be laundry day...smiles.

Laurie Kolp said...

Very creative interpretation!

Cad said...

Once I'd copied and pasted your words to make them big enough and clear enough to read, I enjoyed them!

Kay said...

ha ha need to get your pants out of the wash..great stuff!! x

Tess Kincaid said...

Wonderful! Now that I think of it, the swirl is very much like a washing machine...

christopher said...

Cover my bum, hmmm? A wee bit of Sunday Slang. If it wasn't for movies, I wouldn't know since that word is not used like that in my part of the world. Like some who are learning English, I would wonder who keeps a poor beggar close enough to call him your own and buries him or perhaps hides him or something else beyond my ken. :D

I love doing that sort of slang in my poetry too.

Laurel's Quill said...

yes ma'am! by all means! LOL!

Gail said...

Cute!

It does look like laundry!

Lyn said...

If you separate the colors, it won't look like that!! This is so clever...love it!

Paige + Shauna said...

adorabe idea from this painting,
kathe.

Helena said...

Heh heh heh.....takes me back to my youth and my most favourite pair of (designer) jeans! I saved three wage packets for them!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Fun. Really fits the painting.

Bee's Blog said...

I needed a laugh and you gave it to me!

Stafford Ray said...

Now the sound of one hand clapping makes sense at last. I knew there had to be a reason!

Berowne said...

Very enjoyable post...

izzy said...

Puns! Haha- very cut and true!
Thanks.

Helen said...

Of course, the title is hysterical and it kept getting better!!

Celia said...

Great rhyme and laugh. Bum is the favorite designation in our family as the grandkids are not allowed to say butt.

Linda said...

I love the way you laid bare the threads of this cheeky poem. It's very funny, Kathe. Thanks so much for sharing! =D

Catfish Tales said...

Hahaha

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Good enjoyable fun.

Anna :o]

Karen S. said...

Let me stop laughing so I can throw in another load too! Ha! Ha!

Tumblewords: said...

Brava!!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I bet the falling duck got her on the pants and that's why she has to do laundry lol

Ritva said...

LOLOL Thank you! :D

Lydia said...

How did you do it, Kathe?! I stared at this image day after day and absolutely nothing would come to me in any regard. I am proud of and impressed by you, my clever friend!

Kathe W. said...

Lydia-
it just came to me in a flash as I opened up MagpieTales- I looked and saw the clothes tumbling in the dryer and her naked ass.....thanks for the nice compliment!!!

I think your poetry is far beyond mine- I am always joking- hardly ever serious...ah well that's the beauty behind all of us being like snowflakes- every one is unique!