Monday, February 14, 2011

MAGPIE/ Prompt #53

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Here we are with Magpie Tales #53.  I see a wicked little face.  How about you?  A big thanks to Tess.


SLY FOX

Heinous imp,
staring at me
like the sly fox he is.

Yesterday those eyes
overflowed with salty tears,
giving zest
to a bone on the plate,
a stripped hare,
done leaping.

Then he spit a curse
that drained the sweetness
from my lips.

I grabbed his spindly neck,
screwed off the pourous crown,
filled his vessel
with pale salt,

shook him over my shoulder,
turning wickedness
into a blessing.


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62 comments:

Pat - Arkansas said...

..."turning wickedness into a blessing."

Wonderful Magpie Tale.

Kathe W. said...

perfect take on the shaker! Love the ending.

Lyn said...

Hi Pat-
Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Kathe W.-
Funny, but this sort of just fell into place, once I saw the shaker..thanks!

Brian Miller said...

well that will show him...nice play on the prompt...

Tumblewords: said...

Well, good for the 'I'. It all works wonderfully well.

Reflections said...

Loved this... turning wickedness into a blessing. And would there be any other way to go.

cosmos cami said...

Great one!
Playing with inanimate objects again?

I like this.

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Always good to welcome you...thanks..somebody has to do it!! haha...

Lyn said...

Hi Tumblewords-
Thank you..glad it came together!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
Thanks for your generous comment..I do like to wind up in the positive column!!

Lyn said...

Hi cosmos cami-
Thank you..inanimate objects?..for me, everything has a life of its own!!

Gaston Studio said...

That's turning things around Lyn! And yes, I also see a scary face.

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
I think many have seen that little face..maybe not a good omen?? Keep tossing salt....
thanks for your comment!!

Elaine said...

Concise and clever. I love it!

Deborah said...

Wonderfully written!

Tess Kincaid said...

I saw a wicked fox, too! Quick, over the shoulder with him! Wonderful Lyn.

Cad said...

Brilliant take!

Lyn said...

Hi Tess-
You really did it this time..just the best!!Seems like lots of us will be looking over our shoulder! Thank you...

Kim Nelson said...

I saw a fox, too, and wondered if my imagination was far too out there. You tightly pulled together that image, the salt and the story.

kenny said...

Oh! Vivid! Wicked!

Pauline said...

"Yesterday those eyes
overflowed with salty tears,
giving zest
to a bone on the plate,
a stripped hare,
done leaping."

What a marvelous stanza - it has such imagery!

thingy said...

Fabulous! Sly fox, indeed. : )

Lyn said...

Hi Elaine-
Thanks so much ..glad you could visit!

Lyn said...

Hi Deborah-
So happy with your reaction..thanks so much!!

Lyn said...

Hi Cad-
Thanks for dropping by, and your lovely comment!

Lyn said...

Hi Kim-
It is so much a fox..glad you saw it too..wouldn't let go of me!Thanks!!

Lyn said...

Hi kenny-
Glad you like wicked..just for fun!!Thanks for visiting...

Lyn said...

Hi Pauline-
It do like that sequence too..just popped up!! Thanks so much...

Lyn said...

Hi thingy-
Thanks so much..that guy always seems to be around!

Helen said...

Ah yes! Love the positive vibes in your Magpie!!!

Lyn said...

Hi Helen--
Guess I (almost)always have to end with the positive..no matter what!! Thanks..

Paul C said...

Enjoyed the ironic twist and shake.

Brigid said...

Heinous imp, that is exactly what he is.

I loved the lines

Then he spit a curse
that drained the sweetness
from my lips.

Beautiful.

Lyn said...

Hi Paul-
Really liked your little phrase..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Brigid-
So appreciate your comments..glad you enjoyed this..

rel said...

Lynn,
Quick thinking saved the day!
Funny, myself I always picture a fox as femine. :)
rel

Lyn said...

Hi rel-
In my mind's eye I seem to see a sly old fox in a top hat..Disney?
But then Foxy Loxy was a babe! Thanks for the visit!

lightverse said...

I loved the ending - what a shaker-upper! This was great!

Lyn said...

Hi lightverse-
Love your pun! Thanks so much for visiting and your comment..

Southwest Arkie said...

Nice mag!

LeAnn said...

Awesome Magpie!!

Lyn said...

Hi Southwest Arkie-
Welcome and thank you!!

Lyn said...

Hi LeAnn-
So glad you liked this...thanks!

R. Burnett Baker said...

Excellent poem for this prompt! You saw a mean little face like I did, and turned it into a love story of sorts! Love it!

Rick

Lyn said...

Hi R.Burnett-
Thanks for the visit..I generally like to spin towards the positive..the devil takes his due most of the time..
Loved reading your bio...why so lazy?? Sorry....haha...

Lolamouse said...

Take that, you imp! That's what he gets for giving you the stink eye during dinner!

Lyn said...

Hi Lolamouse-
You bet!! imagine the nerve..thanks for being funny..best quality in the universe(next to cute!)

Andreas said...

This is brutal. I love it!

Lyn said...

Hi Andreas-
Thank you so much... Don't mind dealing with the heart of darkness, as long as I can walk away..on my terms!!

Suz said...

Oh I liked this one!
tough

Lyn said...

Hi Suz-
I like that word..tough..thanks!!

Everyday Goddess said...

Wow, there is a weird little imp in there! I hadn't noticed it before I read your excellent Magpie!

Lyn said...

Hi Everyday Goddess-
It's funnY, but that's the first thing I saw..it jumped out at me!!Thanks...

Jingle said...

love the happy ending...

creative and lovely magpie.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks..I like to go for the positive, most of the time, good over evil sort of thing!

Kavita said...

Quite a tale there, Lyn... Gave me the shivers!!!

But totally loved the end.. whoa!! What a transformation! :)

Lyn said...

Hi Kavita-
Thanks..that will be my new tecnique..shivers, and then transformation!!

Carrie Burtt said...

Thats what the sly fox gets....love your take on the prompt Lyn....it is glorious!
:-)

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
I'm most grateful for your generous comment!!

Martin H. said...

"...giving zest
to a bone on the plate,
a stripped hare,
done leaping..." Superb!

Poetry24…where news is the Muse

Lyn said...

Hi Martin-
Thanks so much for your lovely comment..will definitely look into Poetry 24..thanks!

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