Tuesday, February 8, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #52

                                                       photo/ willow/ magpie tales


BIRDS NEST SOUP

There is a house
that Magpies built
made up of strands
of poems and prose,

bits of hilarity,
shreds of tragedy,
pasted together
with spit and wit.

Runaway villanelles
to string us along,
sonnets to bend us
towards Shakespeare.

The walls of this circle
stretch with truth
or dare,

and Tess
collects all
to feather
her nest.

copyright/allrights reserved/ 2011


Congratulations to Tess and Magpies galore for 1 year of very fine blogging!!!  Bring on the Prompts!

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46 comments:

anthonynorth said...

That was great fun. Liked it.

Lyn said...

Hi Anthony-
So glad you enjoyed this..I had fun too!!

thingy said...

Ha! So true. Loved this. : )

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
A member of the club! Thank you...

Lena said...

Aaaaaaah! What an absolutely fitting piece for the anniversary, Lyn! Well thought of........!

Lyn said...

Hi Lena-
Thank you ..I really wanted to salute all of us!!

Tess Kincaid said...

And what a tasty soup it is! It's been a fun year. Wonderful piece, Lyn.

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
A toast to you, my dear..maybe the most organized blogger on the planet?? Thank you, thank you!!!

JamieDedes said...

Very well done. Clever! Clever! I like it a lot ... the best ever "Magpie" that I've read. Great for Potluck.

Mine is here:
http://musingbymoonlight.com/2011/02/06/love-grown-wild-2/

Reflections said...

Loved this... nice tribute to a very fun collective led by the wonderful Tess. A very fine year indeed.

Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
Wow, what a really good thing to say! Thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Indeed a fine year..lucky to have Magpie to look forward to!

Old Ollie said...

Ode to Magpie tales! Nice!

lightverse said...

What a sweet, tribute - and such fun!

Fireblossom said...

What a nice tribute the the Head Magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi Old Ollie-
Glad to welcome you..and thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi lightverse-
Thank you..I sure did want to remember Queen of the Mags!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Fireblossom-
It was such fun to do this..and love the Mag prompts! Thanks for visiting...

Friko said...

Very enjoyable, very witty, very clever.
But then, that's you.

Lyn said...

Hi Friko-
What a nice and gracious thing to say...Thank you, Friko...

Kathe W. said...

Bravissimo! Excellent!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe-
Love that word...and excellent too! Thanks!!

Emily Young said...

This poem makes me feel happy... I especially like the lines, "Runaway villanelles/to string us along,/sonnets to bend us/towards Shakespeare."

Lolamouse said...

Ah, perfect! I love "pasted together with spit and wit!" What a great tribute to Magpie Tales!

Lyn said...

Hi Emily-
Happy is very good...thank you so much for your visit!!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
Love your name...I think we're very lucky to have Magpie Tales..thanks!

Lisa said...

Tried Bird Nest soup last year from like www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm . Tastes really good... yeah, I thought it was gross at first, but wow, you won't regret it.

Lyn said...

Hi Lisa-
I checked out the site for Bird's Nest Soup..wow! A bit pricey, but extremely kind of you to put me in touch! Thanks...

Paul C said...

Perfect tribute for the anniversary. Full of sensory delight.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul-
How nice of you to say so! I really wanted to toast Tess!!

Kavita said...

Ooooooooooohhh...what a delightful read, Lyn!! And PERFECT for the occasion!! Tess would be all smiles about this one :)

So very thoughtful of you, girl...

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
It just felt like the right thing for me..so glad it sort of turned out OK! Thank you...

Tumblewords: said...

Cleverly posed!

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thanks for the good words!!

Helen said...

What a lovely Magpie tribute for Ms. Tess!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen-
Thank you..just what I had in mind!!

rel said...

Lyn,
A perfect gift to
Tess and her flock of Magpies!
rel

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
Good to hear from you, rel..I thought it would be fun to salute the one who started this!!

Everyday Goddess said...

really nice! excellent idea that we all built that house! fun!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday....
Thank you so much..seems to have worked out!

Debora said...

I'm new to the the group and with every selection I read, I become more impressed with the gifted bunch of poet/writers who hang out here. Your piece was so clever!

Lyn said...

Hi Debora-
Welcome..and please join in...you are more than kind in your comments..it is amazing how many eager poets and prosers participate..thank you!!

Morning said...

your magpie is full of wit ...

Happy Day,

Lyn said...

Hi Morning-
Thanks for your visit, and kind words!!

~T~ said...

Perfect description of the Magpie flock!

Lyn said...

Hi T-
Loved doing this one, for Tess, and friends! Thanks...

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