Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Magpie 39




handwriting is on the wall
or is it simply hieroglyphics 
his fate is in her hands




46 comments:

  1. Love and roosters are popular today
    cool piece

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  2. Or spiders on the wall! Scary. :) "Fate is in your hands" mades one feel sorry for the poor thing!

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  3. "or is it merely hieroglyphics".... Really good one, Helen! That question is the mark of being in a state of denial!

    Rick

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  4. Ah, but if it was all left to fate, wouldn't we often be in a stew! Nice write.

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  5. I wouldn't leave my fate in anyones hands to risky. "Merely Hieroglyphics" now that's classic line if i ever read one.

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  6. "my fate is in your hands" might be considered a normal 'chicken' way of dealing with it.
    -- Kay

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. "My fate is in your hands" and so is the axe! ha!

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  8. I love this Magpie because there are so many funny posts. Great use of the picture!

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  9. Our chooks ate everything - not just spiders!

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  10. A chicken's fate is a sad one, I think. Always in the hands of the cook.

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  11. He does look a little scared, doesn't he? Here's my Cock of the Walk

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  12. Oh poor thing...

    Loved the magpie though.

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  13. That last line resonates.

    And then that picture just plain makes me laugh.

    I keep the words and picture apart, as I think there is great seriousness within the few lines.

    xo
    erin

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  14. So true Helen....well spoken for the prompt! :-)

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  15. oh dear
    Ha ha..loved this bit of humor

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  16. The chicken's aren't giving up. They'll be around, KFC-like or otherwise!

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  17. Haha...he does look a little scared, doesn't he?

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  18. Aw c'mon, it isn't like you were gonna win a Nobel Prize or anything. So, what do you think, stuffing or potatoes with?

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  19. PS--after that comment, I hope I won't be haunted by a poultrygiest.

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  20. "Merely" indeed. Hell of a thought. Hell of a post. Bravo.

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  21. Helen,
    Coq au Vin for some aspiring new artist from the left bank I'm sure.
    Nice observations of the whole of the image!
    rel

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  22. Sounds as though he is for the pot! LOL

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  23. The big eye looks as if it might be closing...soon. Nice post!

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  24. He better run....I can see that chopping block....bkm

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  25. i feel sorry for the cock.. frenzy!

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  26. Looking into my crystal ball your fate is original recipe with slaw, mashed potatoes and gravy :)

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  27. he has heard tales from tom the gobbler...
    the gig is up :)

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  28. Wonderful! I wonder what his fate is?

    Teresa

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  29. I thought it was spindly spiders on the wall, rather than writing! LOL:)

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  30. Really great use of the picture, love it :)
    Short Poems

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  31. and perhaps the axe in the other hand...smiles.

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  32. ..or is it merely hieeroglyphics..clever!!

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  33. Nice assemblage of images, Helen. Would that we could all be that knowledgeable about our own fate.

    Thank you for your kind words on my story.

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  34. My fate is in your hands
    - really scary words those; if the rooster could speak, that is exactly what he would say. Nice Magpie.

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  35. I do like this one. I do feel a little sorry for the chook.....until I think of the nice stew I could make with him...!

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  36. You caught the mood of his wary eye.

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  37. It's enough to make one think very carefully about whether to eat or not eat fowl ever again! Great write!

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  38. Nice way to link your keen observations to your words, Helen.

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  39. nice catch...perfectly fitting haiku

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  40. Helen,
    This is thought provoking.
    keep us posted.
    you are a real poet with authentic talent.
    cheers.

    xxx

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