"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, July 02, 2010

Magpie 21

I was out of town and consequently wasn't able to post the photo that accompanied this week's Magpie. I asked readers to visualize please a short string of Chinese firecrackers ...and now that I am home I have posted the photo below.

Kaboom bang

Snap crackle pop pop

Happy Birthday America

And Happy Fourth

Sparklers waving

With matches being struck

Celebrating our blessed luck.


  1. Hip, hip hurray! Well done!

  2. A nice celebration in words...have a wonderful vacation...bkm

  3. Love-love "snap crackle pop"!! Happy 4th to you and yours, as well. xx

  4. Luck, hard work and great ideas! A lot to celebrate. Stay safe!

  5. A nifty buzz of words and love especially "blessed luck"!

  6. Happy 4th to you and thanks for the stop over on Jaded Heart. :)

  7. This is just so much fun..Yay!! Thank you...Happy 4th!

  8. Catchy celebratory poem for the Fourth. Have a happy one!

  9. nice. hope you have a wonderful time out of town....i can visualize it from your words...love fireworks! nice magpie!

  10. You certainly got the essence of the of the photo! And the holiday, like no other. Thanks.

  11. Love your poetry about such a simple object: firecrackers...

    (And also am grateful for your comment on my poem... and obviously I didn't recognize the photo as firecrackers!)

    Enjoy your holiday!

  12. Thanks everyone for your kind comments-and to Willow a special thanks for this blog of opportunity!

  13. Luck? That was skill!!!


  14. A snappy repartee indeed. So glad you are back and had a lovely time traveling.

    Happy 4th to you and yours,


    thanks for the nice comment on my blog.

  15. Anonymous11:39 PM

    blessed luck indeed, I sometimes think back and hardly believe we made it! Great magpie!


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