Sunday, December 22, 2013

Magpie 199

Madonna With the Milk Soup ~ Gerard David, 1510

they feed us pablum
expect us to swallow
words ~ bland, trite
while we hunger for flavor
satisfying ~ fiery hot


  1. Excellent take and I adore brevity! I am also upset and angry with our world. It's suppose to be what we make of it and I didn't make this mess! Happy Holidays!

  2. aint that the truth! I find most news stations annoying- either they are yelping at each other or worse yet "dumbing" down the news to the screaming point of idiocy - who the F... cares about Hollywood fashions and who's stepping out with who? I want to know what is really going on and right now the only place to find it is in foreign newspapers or Aljazeera America.
    I think you hit my HOT button Helen! Have a great Christmas with your family xoxoxo K

  3. ha. we let them feed us tasteless gruel for sustenance...they fool only those that let them.....

  4. Do you buy your pablum in the powdered form or those square chunks that look so much like tofu? A lovely take on the prompt.

  5. We're always hungry for more...

  6. Yeah, if only they can communicate their abhorrence! Nice twist to the prompt Helen!


  7. You have recognized
    the eternal problem
    of the bland
    leading the
    I do hope
    you have
    an opportunity to
    spice things
    At least
    a little

    Seasonal blessings and Bear hugs. Best wishes for a non-bland 2014.

  8. Clever write.
    Babies do tend to pull funny faces when fed their tasteless gruel.
    Merry Christmas!
    Anna :o]

  9. Definitely love your emphatic point of view! Gruel? Bah, humbug...well, have a Happy and a Merry!

  10. Bring on the spice! Happy 2014 to you and yours, Helen!

  11. How terrible to say, but it is an ugly baby, isn't it? His words certainly weren't pablum, but they're nearly always read that way.