Saturday, May 1, 2010

Magpie Number Twelve



Perspective: from Ms. Fish

turmoil rages round me
safe inside my big glass bowl,
I'm protected from all danger
dog, cat, lurking stranger


I may have spoken out of turn
for just outside my view,
red talons poise to grab me
I'll get you my pretty, wait and see


No need for worry the witch explains
I need your fish bowl for just a few hours
my globe has turned quite murky, my magic power is gone
you may stay if you are quiet ~ need your bowl until it's dawn


At sunrise as she promised, she bade a fond farewell 
would not be returning, no more fortunes left to tell 
was it a dream? a nightmare?  who can really say?
fish tales, witch tales, fairytales happen every day



36 comments:

  1. I didn't get to go to Oceans like planned last week - life got in the way.

    I went to see it tonight and your fish bowl reminded me of it.

    Beautiful poem.

    sandie

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  2. Love these magpie tales/poems. You have been inspired and are inspiring all of us.

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  3. Amazing poem Helen. I think you have a calling there girl. I am glad to see your still blogging.
    Cindy

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  4. This is just fantastic! What a gift you have. Thank you for sharing your poem.

    I also read more of your posts trying to catch up. My best to you with your surgery on the 11th. I talk with my daughter about this often. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  5. Helen

    This was a surprise a twist to a poem... goldfish and fortune telling -- how cleverly done -- the imagination of writers, you got to love it --- a fun read.

    Joanny

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  6. What fun this is! Magical, mystical and a little mysterious. Nice!

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  7. Deep thoughts well written - claps.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  8. a very cool tale!!! I was captured by it. Good luck with your surgery the 11th... You are a magical woman.

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  9. Dear Living Boldly Helen: This is a wonderfully fun fantasy poem. All the elements are there; the gypsy woman, the little fish, the creepy red hand. This rivals The Brothers Grimm! Excellent and professionally written children's literature. It'd be fun to illustrate this poem!

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  10. GO COWGIRL UP! Will say a prayer every time you cross my mind. Hope all goes well and you are back in the saddle soon.
    Moved my MIL into a retirement home this weekend so emotions are running wild round here. I too, have been on a blog break for a while. Thanks for coming by with sweet comments. They are a bright spot in my heart.
    Sunday Blessings ;-)

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  11. So sweet, darling Helen!

    Hope you are having a relaxing Sunday!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. This was a rollicking poem and I loved it completely! Great imagination you have.

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  13. Loved this fish tale, my pretty!

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  14. That was such fun to read. I loved the fish bowl come chrystal bowl. Great imagery.

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  15. Helen, you have so many talents; I love your wonderful imagination and this poem is magical!
    Thank you for sharing...
    My thoughts are prayers are with you on the 11th.
    Hugs dear friend,

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  16. Very original..I think I'll stare into my little globe today..maybe get a glimpse of the future!! Thanks..

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  17. ha/ love your unique take on the prompt...wonder if i could get a glimpse of the future if i would? great magpie!

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  18. I wrote it for my little friend Gracie who is four.

    ...and for the rest of us! Nice one, Helen.

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  19. Thanks for this, Helen! And for dropping by "my place." A fish outof water? A fish lost in space? Really like the wit in this.

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  20. What a wonderful little tale...Lucky Miss Gracie!

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  21. I'm certain that Gracie loved this piece; I did and I'm almost 4! ;)
    rel

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  22. This was lovely to read and quite delightful, I am sure Gracie will love it too.

    Christine

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  23. Teaming up a seer's crystal ball with the current prompt was brilliant.

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  24. No place to hide! But I am not frightened ~ I will survive!
    Whoo! Go fishy! Nice line. Whimsical and a little bit eerie.

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  25. Aww, that's so great! I'll have to read this one to Grace tonight! You're awesome! -Annie

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  26. Helen, Thanks for stopping by the Inspiration Blog. I'm so glad you're loving all those photos! It makes me so happy to know that all of these inspiration pictures are as inspiring to others as they are too me! Re: your comment - I love wide plank floors, too! I'm actually planning for wideplank pine floors in my dream house ... I might be 100 before I get them, but they're in the plan! Along with transoms!

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  27. Fishbowl divination -- intriguing! What a fun tale!

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  28. Fish tales and fairy tales, yes they are told every day. I love it. Also love the picture of you by the T-bird on your side bar.

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  29. what extraordinary tale!
    your words take the lead and I am in it!

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  30. Don't you love the way how Magpie prompts can lead all down different paths...but ultimately to the same end--creativity?

    I enjoyed reading your piece. :)

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  31. I just love this truly original take! A little spooky and a lot abstract. Wonderful.

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  32. Helen, this is amazing! What a story you wove with your words. Excellent! laurie

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  33. I must confess ... my cup runneth over with these oh so wonderful comments ... thank you!

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  34. Very clever poem, I really enjoyed reading it.

    Thank You

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