"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, August 12, 2012

Magpie 130 Image by Francesca Woodman

Emerging from the pearly nacre
Salacia firmly held onto her shell  
To use for calling Delphinus
Since she didn't want to yell

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  1. Pearly nacre: love it!

  2. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Beautiful opening line ... and the closing line made me smile. :)


  3. Well, that is one way of preserving your voice ~

  4. Clever, entertaining...

  5. Anonymous3:43 PM

    Well, done you went mythological.

  6. that is funny...lena used greek and you use roman mythology...yeah, yelling can be bad...smiles.

  7. This is very crisp, and crystal clear somegow to me, Kathe, like looking into a pool , and seeing a mermaid

  8. Izzy's comment was accidentally by ne deleted-sorry! Here it is:
    izzy has left a new comment on your post "Magpie 130 Image by Francesca Woodman":

    I keep having mis-hearings today
    I read your line with delphinus as dolphin- which I rather like thanks-

    and my reply to Izzy was that Delphinus was the name of a dolphin

  9. I'm all about mythology .. Greek or Roman! Nice one Kathe!

  10. I have a feeling that blowing a conch shell at somebody might be worse than yelling! LOL Depends on how much puff they had, I guess... :)

  11. Love it! It certainly does make sense.

  12. I love that you cleverly referenced ancient stories in your upbeat and modern rhyme, Kathe. Thank you for sharing this superlative short.

  13. Of course she didn't want to yell, but what did she really desire?!

  14. This made me smile.

    Very nicely done.

  15. This made me smile.

    And nod. Of course she is carrying the shell.

    Well done.

  16. So that's how it all started. Somebody had to give us mortals the idea of blowing into a conch shell. I enjoyed this.

  17. Maybe she had booming voice!!

    Nice write - I like the use of mythology.


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