"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

Friday, June 18, 2010

Magpie 19

I had too much fun with this photo prompt-but couldn't make up my mind as to which one to use...so poem fans here are two to choose from-you tell me which one I should have chosen! And don't forget to visit Magpie Tales to see more poetry from all of us! http://magpietales.blogspot.com/

First Try

Relaxing on a blanket

Lazing in the sun

What could be better

Since you are here.

Wine and cheese please

And pass the baguette

with the little knife

that has the cute bee.

Another One

My palsy walsy

Busy as a bee

Wanted the perfect knife

To use for cheese.

He searched the cupboards

He pawed through the drawers

No little French knife

To be found, oh alors!.

Finally we remembered

The last time it was used

A picnic last weekend

and voila! there it was!

It was in my purse

I could see the slight glint

Upending my purse-I dumped it all out

Pencils, stockings, my evil eye and

ahah! there it was!

Ensnared by the wee little fish.


  1. I like them both ~ for different reasons ... but forced to choose, I pick #1. Nice job!

  2. Hi Kathe,

    Both are good, so I can't choose! I'm glad you gave us both to enjoy.

  3. They are both great. But I would have to say I think enjoyed the second one best.

  4. These are both truly wonderful Magpie Tales, and both utter delights to read. But my favourite is the first one, I love charming scene you created there :D

  5. I'll have to say the first one is great but the magical purse in the second one stole my heart..nice magpie duo!

  6. I liked both, preferred the first. :)

  7. Yup, the second one did it for me, too!

  8. ha. you can tell by your words this one was fun for you...i like the first as well. nice magpie!

  9. Both are good! I like how you worked in a past prompt in the second one - clever!!

  10. I vote for #2! It's the snappiest!!

  11. These are both greatly enjoyable - I'm unable to choose the favorite...

  12. No1. Picnic with wine and cheese for me. I was put off No2 by the image of the content of your purse! Just kidding. Umm... what's an 'evil eye'?

  13. Liked them both -- the first one a tiny bit better -- because I read it first?

  14. Anonymous7:04 PM

    I like both but the second better, not sure why. Good idea to just but both. Thanks for stopping by. blessings

  15. Anonymous4:34 PM

    I am unable to choose, I'm afraid. Both are very jaunty and lots of fun!

  16. I simply loved "Another One" - No 2 for its cadence. It dances in my mind...

  17. Extremely well woven,liked the flow as well.


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