"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

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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:

  1. Great fun. Enjoyed that.

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

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  3. Very creative interpretation!

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

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

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

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  7. 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.

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  8. yes ma'am! by all means! LOL!

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  9. Cute!

    It does look like laundry!

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

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  11. Anonymous3:41 PM

    adorabe idea from this painting,
    kathe.

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

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  13. Fun. Really fits the painting.

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  14. I needed a laugh and you gave it to me!

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

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  16. Very enjoyable post...

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  17. Puns! Haha- very cut and true!
    Thanks.

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

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

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

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  21. Good enjoyable fun.

    Anna :o]

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

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

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  24. LOLOL Thank you! :D

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  25. 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!

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  26. 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!

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