Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Magpie Tales #53 The lion

Thank you to Willow who organises and hosts this meme. To read more Magpies please click here.
Image copyright Tess Kincaid

The lion roared as if to say,
‘Use what I hold with utmost care’
But little children like to play
And shook the pepper everywhere
Until the sneezes it released
Made everybody weak and red
So when at last the uproar ceased
They all repaired at once to bed.
The lion laughed and shook his mane,
The clout he held delighted him;
‘I may be glass yet I maintain
Dominion over all of them.’

22 comments:

  1. I so LOVE this! It seems you saw the face in the shaker, too, and you made it so much FUN!

    And thanks for your kind words over at my place. It was a real memory : )

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  2. Delightful - a children's poem that speaks to grownups, sort of like Alice in Wonderland.

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  3. Really enjoyed this one, and now when I look at the image, I can only see the lion!

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  4. Brilliant! Great rhyme and meter, funny and pepper! lol, I never got past the thought of salt.

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  5. A pepper shaker! Wonderful and witty!!!

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  6. what a fun read first i have seen that used pepper..or equated the face to a lion...

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  7. This is fabulous! You really are an amazing poet! So much fun to read and smile at.

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  8. I saw Salt -- you saw Pepper, and created a truly delightful Magpie in the process.

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  9. I hadn't even recognised the lion!

    This is a lovely little verse, very clever.

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  10. Ah, I love this piece - it sings and smiles.

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  11. A wonderful poem, you do have a way with words.

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  12. What a mischievous lion...but he did warn them...

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  13. Made me say "Oh WOW!" when I saw what the photograph was, by means of the verse. Highly, highly creative!

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  14. Yes, a lion! I love this. (I saw a fox at first.)

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  15. I loved this, it was so much fun to read

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  16. lovely poem,
    enjoyed your playful spirits.

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  17. I love the lion you made out of this face!! Really....superb imagination!!!

    A fun fun fun read!! Much enjoyed...

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  18. Excellent! You know, I hadn't seen a lion's face until reading this.

    Poetry24…where news is the Muse

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  19. What fun! Beware the lion!

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